You don’t mess with tradition. You just don’t. Take, for example, my fraternity at DeVry, KSG (Kony Sucks, Guys). Every year our fall pledge class has to vote Survivor-style on which one of their pledge brothers they want to drop. We then tally up the votes, and let the pledge with the most votes know that his pledge brothers voted to drop him, giving him the names of his fellow pledge brothers who voted against him. We then don’t drop him, and he gets to remain in his pledge class with full knowledge of which pledge brothers hate him. It builds character, and it’s tradition.
FSU knows what I’m talking about here. Those students in Tallahassee (see? I’m including you, Tallahassee Community College students) love their Chief Osceola, and if you try and fuck on him, they get up in arms. You’d think of all people, the FSU administration would’ve been the ones to realize this, right?
FSU was pegged to reveal their new logo on April 11, but it appears a Wal-Mart employee fucked up (is anyone surprised?) and gave away the secret.
Before Florida State could unveil the logo itself … a new logo was spotted by a Tomahawk Nation reader in a Walmart store. Florida State has not yet confirmed that this the official updated logo.
Hmmm… Florida State hasn’t yet confirmed that this is the official updated logo, you say?
Yeah, I’m gonna go ahead and say the officially licensed product sticker on this shirt kinda confirms that for them.
Now, I’m not as attached to the FSU logo as their students and fans, so I don’t think it’s that big of a change. I personally thought that the old logo’s mouth sort of looks like a spawning salmon’s O-face, which makes me uncomfortable.
But this new one just looks like a member of the Seminole tribe stubbed his toe on an ottoman, so I’m still in favor of the old one because tradition trumps all.
FSU students and fans agree. A whitehouse.gov petition has already been started to readopt the old logo, which has been in use since 1990. It looks like it’s gaining traction, too; it’s already at a whopping 16 signatures.
I think Perry Kostidakis sums it up best.
FSU's new logo pic.twitter.com/a40QRTeTIW
— Perry Kostidakis (@perrykos) April 2, 2014
[via For The Win]