40 years have passed since the last mascot

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  1. 76-1

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    Bring Back the Bison!!! :)

    With the advances in costume design over the past 40 years, a workable Bison head atop a big guy with Bison enhanced arms should be doable (in my opinion)...

    I'd love to see a couple of real ones grazing near the entries but in today's litigious society that will probably never happen... (some drunken moron would almost certainly end up climbing the fence and getting himself stomped and gored...,:confused: and then blame everyone but himself for his injuries..., and end up owning 2/3rds of the University because they hadn't built a 70 foot fence with pop up nets and a moat behind it)...:rolleyes::confused:;) :cool:
     
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    Bison. Definitely.
     
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    Not to put words in your mouth, but do you think Indiana Fans Are bigger drunken fools than Colorado Fans who have Ralphie a live Buffalo on the field every week, or Texas Fans who have Bevo the Long Horn, or LSU Fans who have Mike the Bengal Tiger. And OMG, I don't even want to know whether the Florida Gators have a live animal as their mascot and who handles and baby sits him during the game.
     
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    I remember Hoosier Pride. What a disaster. And embarrassing.

    I liked those two big blow-up guys we had for a few years. Maybe in the 90s or early 2000s? At least they were kind of funny.

    If I was going to pick a 'character' as a mascot, I might go with an Abe Lincoln type guy, since he spent his formative years in Indiana.

    But I think a mascot is a lost cause. Forget it.
     
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    Ever walked thru the tailgate area prior to kickoff? ;):cool:;):D

    Only takes one (drunken fool with a good lawyer) to ruin it for everyone else...:(:rolleyes::cool:
     
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    If Fred was serious about being "more family friendly", a mascot would be a good place to start... Kids love them (unless they're creepy like Pedophile Pete)...
     
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    OK. I vote for a tall guy (on stilts) to be Hoosier Abe!
     
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    See "drunken fool with a good lawyer"... The same guy would give Abe a shove... :rolleyes::(:confused:;)
     
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    Nah. Spiece used to walk around Assembly Hall on stilts and nobody bothered him.

    Don't be one of those guys who won't do anything because they're scared of a lawsuit.
     
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    Not me..., (although I guess the way I've posted makes it appear so), (I'm just looking at all the potential difficulties), but you have to remember our AD's original calling...;) *** That was my warped idea of humor (with an outside the WC shot at today's litigious society)...:)

    If "I'm" making the call we'd have two real Bison's with viewing enclosures outside the stadium prior to kickoff and then briefly inside the stadium at kickoff (N & S ends)...

    I'd triple down by adding a guy in a Bison suit on one side and Hoosier Abe (carrying an axe [that ought to get the personal injury lawyers salivating ;))...,on the other... ;):D

    Then I'd flash the state seal up on the big screen about 15 times a game so everyone gets the connection...

    Come on Fred! Bring back the Bison!!!!!!
     
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    Abe Lincoln would be good. It would piss off Illinois and Kentucky if we claimed him.
     
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    Kentucky is where his parents were swindled...:mad:...

    Illinois is where he backslid and became a lawyer and a politician :confused:;)...

    ******* Indiana is where he honed his character and learned everything he needed to know to become a man and a leader of men... *******

    It's a no brainer... He's clearly a Hoosier thru and thru... It would only be fitting that his likeness be utilized to properly represent the nickname... :D
     
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    Let’s not forget Butler’s rabid bulldog ready to bite some cheerleader’s tight ass at moments notice.
     
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    Abe Lincoln was too homely for a comparative IU mascot. He’d make Purdue Pete look like Don Juan in his prime. I say go with a live buffalo, but with horns painted, one cream, one crimson. See if they can custom make candy striped shorts for him. That might piss him off enough to get him running with more authority like he’s a tough guy, just like the football team he represents. Sell buffalo burgers in concessions with proceeds targeted for prairie grass feed pellets.
     
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    So we could eat our own mascot?

    Cool!
     
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    Hoosier Abe it is then!

    Note to Fred: No charge for this brilliant idea
     
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    What could go wrong?

     
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    I think we should get Dennis Quade (sp?) to put his cutter outfit back on a ride a bike.
    Go Hoosiers!
     
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    How about Abe riding a Buffalo?
     
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    The Fightin' Hoosier Bison



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    Buffalo gals won't you come out tonight!
     
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    Honest Abe wearing a candy stripe stovepipe hat riding a Bison named Ulysses.
     
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    Notice the players are nowhere to be seen when the mascot is brought on to the field in Colorado !

     
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    Better stick with the inanimate objects like rocks,
    limestone of course. One could have a lot of fun
    with that. Lets go dolomites.
     
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    That choice would be a hard one.
     
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    This.
     
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    The last mascot was Hoosier Pride. Yes - he was creepy.

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    But.....
    We went to a bowl game and defeated the #8 team in the country that year.
     
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    That guy looks like Kevin Bacon at a Delta Tau Chi party.
     
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    Might get confused with sodomites.
     
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    The Nick's buffalo/bison guy should be our mascot.

    Buffalo looking dude with a turtleneck.

    Easy.
     
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    Works for me (as a "working" template)... I'd lose the ring in his nose but other than that I'm with you...(once the copyright issues are worked out)...
     
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    Diction is everything.
     
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    The problem with that is it is too easy for your opponent to equate it to one of the favorite eligibility courses of all time. Introduction to Geology 101. Better known as " Rocks For Jocks".
     
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    Better to have no mascot than have mascot as bad as Creepy Pete.
     
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    The Scarlett Knight has asked to sit the rest of season and will enter the portal. He might be available.
     
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    I think it is an appropriate time to bring back the buffalo. After all, it is the "Bison-Centennial."
     
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    “Bingo!”, we have a Bingo, folks. Collect your stuffed animal, sir, and patrons, clean those slates.
     

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