09.Feb.2016 First Step in Becoming the “Oregon State Mammoths”

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Was finding the mammoth bone.

Step 2?

Sell a lot of shirts with mammoths on them! I freaking love it. It’s catching on, and hopefully soon we will be the mammoths. It’s a unique, awesome, and funny team mascot all in one. The Beavs lucked into this one, and it’s nice to see them taking advantage. Hopefully the old guard gets over their hatred for change. Beavers = pretty cool. Mammoths = freaking awesome.

 

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  • cj cj says:
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    Go Angry Mammoths!!

    • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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      Angrymams.com

      Would women’s basketball be the lady mams?

      • angry angry says:
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        That’s what I’d call them.

        It fits on two levels: “Ma’am” is a nice term for a lady, and they have mammary glands.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Mams with mams.

        • angry angry says:
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          We could say, “Nice beav and mams.” to Mandy without getting slapped.

          • scotty says:
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            But we wouldn’t because we’re gentlemen and the BWBs are awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • angry angry says:
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    And NiceBeaver posted this image:
    http://static.spark.autodesk.com/2012/08/15__03_40_00/12229_Front0000.jpg4d09b6aa-e8e5-4090-9018-8303b45cdf68Large.jpg

    I mean, imagine that on a helmet? BADASS! Half the teams wouldn’t even get off the buss up if they had a giant, prehistoric beast on their helmets.

  • Doozeldorf says:
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    I could see this turning into something like Stanford or Alabama.

    • angry angry says:
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      I hope at the least it does.

      I’d be all for changing to the Mammoths and keeping the Beavs as something secondary. Beavs are cool, and I like it and all, but the mammoth is amazing and serendipitous. I feel like an opportunity like this knocks once, and the Beavs/Mams have to capitalize on it. It is such a good story that it deserves something…I mean that thing has been living under Reser. It doesn’t get any better in terms of stories/team names.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Technically it died under Reser, just like my hopes of a Rose Bowl before I join the mammoth in the dirt nap.

  • PdXBeav says:
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    At the very least, the field needs to be call the boneyard now, even if its just a grassroots thing.

    Would be smart if the school didn’t want to change mascots, to have a set of mammoth themed 3rd or 4th jerseys. That would be a great marketing ploy and would really move some gear.

    • angry angry says:
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      I have only purchased two pieces of Beav gear ever, and both were vintage Benny shirts. I’d have bought that Mammoth shirt in a heartbeat if it didn’t have that dumb hashtag. Very bearish on hashtags…

  • Dansen Dansen says:
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    These shirts are much better (in my opinion):
    http://www.fanprint.com/products/oregon-state-beavers-mammoth?s=1&utm_source=facebook

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Those are awesome.

    • angry angry says:
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      Agree those are awesome. Going to buy one.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      I bought one of those. Simple, no nike logo.

      Rather than changing the name, I do think this is the rare case where an “alternate uniform” would be cool. Nike would F**k it up though. Could OSU do a request-for-proposals for a special football alternate uniform, or does their deal with nike prohibit such a thing? Likely does….

      Give this guy a shot, or watch his site for a take on the mammoth. I like the “No Mr. Nice Guy” t-shirt concept he did to capture the change from Riley to Andersen.

      http://grafletics.com/collections/mens-tees

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I saw another last night from the same company. I’ll go find it.

      edit: ugh… it links to a FB page… but there’s a pic of it… the ones with Hood in the background
      http://www.oregonlive.com/geek/2016/02/mammoth_find_inspires_oregon_s.html

    • Quatre Quatre says:
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      Yes, that’s the best one. Bought a hoodie and a tee for myself and a longsleeve tee for my father. Just a simple mammoth with no Mt Hood or stupid hashtags cluttering it up.

  • angry angry says:
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    And for all the wet blankets who are about to show up and bitch about mammary glands, beavers, and so forth, all I have to say is:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkhUivqzWv0

    Political Correctness is fascism pretending to be Manners………………

    • Jack Jack says:
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      The only thing I don’t get about this argument is that if you don’t care enough what other people think about what you say, then why do you care so much about what other people think about what you say?

      Cam Newton is a prime example of one who doesn’t care what you think about what he says and does. Should we lambaste him for this? Or is that just PC Nazis disguising their hatred of him with an argument about manners?

      • scotty says:
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        o hai wet blanket

        • Jack Jack says:
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          I suppose that is the best answer to why this noted hypocrisy is acceptable.

          edit: and sorry, scotty, I thought he was being serious, not just trolling… my bad

          • ObjCritic says:
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            Assigning the term “political correctness” to a counter argument is often a means of being dismissive and having to avoid the argument content or distract from it. The term “political correctness” is probably misused and abused as much as the actual behavior the term allegedly calls out and criticizes.

            Not always, but often…

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Idk… whiskey’s summoning his best Chief Gillespie over on the previous thread.

  • DubiousBeav DubiousBeav says:
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    Someone drafted this one up: http://imgur.com/yi5gW3A

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    I posted on the other thread, but as long as Nike doesn’t do the logo I’m ok with it. They would do a shitty job and it would come out looking like Snuffaluffagus.

  • i like carrots alot says:
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    I’m all in on the name change!

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    I’m of the opposite view: I would love to have the mammoths being an alternate uniform thing, but I wouldn’t like them replacing our current mascot. It just feels wrong to disavow our mascot of over 70 years. If we change our mascot, it’ll feel like we’re disowning the good and bad of our past, instead of embracing it, not to mention Duck fans would be constantly taunting us about needing to ditch our mascot to find any success.

    When Andersen and Co. bring our football team back to prominence, I want us to still be the Beavers, carrying both the good and bad of our past, because it’s what got us to this point today.

    Now, that all being said, they better change the name of Reser Stadium to “The Boneyard”.

    • scotty says:
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      I agree. Maybe give Benny a mammoth friend, but completely changing would be sad and kind of silly. Besides, mammoths are old and slow. Perfect mascot were Riley still here. (Luckily he’s stuck flailing around in the Nebraska Tar Pits never to be seen again.)

      • ObjCritic says:
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        And they’re, well, extinct.

        But a good designer could do a kick-ass alternate mammoth helmet at least for use once in a while.

        How about for use in the PAC opener next season?

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I giggle at the idea that the Webfoots would find any solid ground to tease about a name change.

    • angry angry says:
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      That’s sad if you think people should make decisions around Duck fans taunting the program.
      I mean we put our football players in bra uniforms and call our team the Beavers; I’m pretty sure everyone could handle a freaking awesome mammoth and any taunts that come with it.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    @Angry

    I believe I have a logo that I believe NiceBeaver would be happy with but…………

    I’m unable to send it to you as an e-mail (your e-mail is blocked) and I don’t know how to insert it into a post on this thread.

    So………???

  • bleedorange says:
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    Ya im not into the name change. Im more for calling the endzone or student section the boneyard kind of like the raiders with the black hole.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    FWIW – I’ve been around folks who were thinking about playing ball for OSU and there was always a snicker factor because of beavers. In fact I know kids would not even consider going to OSU because of that.

    This was back a number of years ago so maybe now it’s different.

    • bleedorange says:
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      Well we’re the beaver state so im cool with it. Meanwhile there r the ducks which is worse in my opinion.

      • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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        The problem is most of the jocks who are being recruited aren’t from the beaver state and for the most part don’t think of a beaver as a fur bearing critter.

        • ean says:
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          I reckon most jocks like beavers.

          • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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            They might like them but they don’t want to be thought of as being a beaver which, unfortunately, is in their mind synonymous with being a wuss.

  • Numbers says:
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    Can’t we come up with something better than Boneyard under the same theme?

  • osbeavs says:
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    I think that changing the name of the stadium may be tough (donations made to get the name and all). Would be cool to be boneyard field or as said before have a section of stadium named that. Have a cool logo for that area and a mammoth logo incorporated there. Hopefully it takes on a life of its own like Alabama has had with the elephant and the Crimson tide. A mascot change seems less important to me. We are the state animal after all. Plus most universities I think of with the beaver mascot are academically elite, love that association.

  • ChrisOSAlum ChrisOSAlum says:
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    Good post. I’m for changing the name. This would be a great opportunity go another direction on the mascot. Beavers does not mean the same thing that it used to unfortunately. Language changes and perhaps we need to change our mascot. Schools with Indians are changing their mascots. We could get some great publicity for Making the change. How ’bout a transitional time where we are the mammoth beavers for a while and the just the Beavers. Hmm maybe not.

    Already bought my shirt. I would suggest having Benny riding the mammoth.

    • angry angry says:
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      How about changing to the Mammoths and then keeping the Beaver as the secondary mascot?

      I like Beavers…it’s vulgar, sure, but that adds to some charm and humor. The animal itself is great and fits the school (engineering, etc). BUT, a mammoth is just awesome. I’d probably decline a name change for anything but a mammoth.

      I’d like to see the football team, at least, become the mammoths. Maybe keep the Beaver for other sports or keep it as a secondary logo.

      I wonder how long the odds are. I mean the fact they’re selling so much mammoth gear is a great sign it could actually happen.

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    Mams and beaver….. hey!

    And think of the marketing.

    Boneyard burgers … boneyard beer … Ft long Trunk dogs … Reser’s Pachyderm Potatio Salad, …. Resers species extinction salsa (really hot),

    • ObjCritic says:
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      mammoth-size any food order…

      fan-based, mammoth mammary contests…mammoth beaver contests…all at “The Terrace!”

    • ObjCritic says:
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      mammoth-size any food order…

      fan-based, mammoth mammary contests…mammoth beaver contests…all at “The Terrace!”

      Put a mammoth statue up there in the end zone seats…if the kicker hits it on a good field goal, mammoth-sized orders at no extra charge or some marketing angle…

      Just. So. Much. Potential…..good and bad….

  • 2008Beav says:
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    I like the idea of having a Mammoth themed alternate uniform for some of the sports next year, and marketing could make some bucks with it. They could nickname the North endzone the “boneyard” or something like that. Other than that I think it would get a little old. We’re the Beavers DAM it (pun intended). BTW, why isn’t the jumbo tron called the “dam cam” anymore?

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      The Speculum was always the best name.

      • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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        LOL

        I had to look it up. I was right about it sounding Latin but that’s all I had right. My guess was it had to do with spectator sport and I guess as stretch it might be thought of in that way.

        • osbeavs says:
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          Oddly, in Spanish the slang for a speculum is loosely the duck (shaped like a duck bill). Strange relationship to our rivals huh?

  • Jack Jack says:
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    I’d be happy with the same mascot as the University of North Dakota.

    • Numbers says:
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      You’re never gonna get all those fighting sioux heads off the Englestad.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Imagine a well done CGI video with a mammoth that has the opposing team’s mascot in its trunk, swinging it around, bellowing in rage, throwing the mascot down, stomping the shit out of it….

    Nice after a 4th down stop, a goal line stand, a turnover…

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Mammoth trumpeting replaces chainsaw grinding on third downs.

  • Doozeldorf says:
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    Surprised no one has mention this yet, but the chef at Reser is already on the ball:
    https://twitter.com/gtnews/status/692450427690950656

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      It would appear that he lives by the credo of eat your own cooking, eh?

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