chriscj83

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  1. A majority of the folks who are yelling about this on social media would not have accepted any logo that wasn't the old Sioux logo, or a bird with a Native American headdress. That simply wasn't going to happen. After a little more time to reflect, I still like the logo; only thing I'm not 100% sold on is the font/wordmark. Might grow on me, we'll see.
  2. I really like it. The Facebookers are having a fit, of course. Hyperbole everywhere "worst logo ever", "trash", etc. It's clean and looks great. My only complaint that it's a bit wide- not sure how that's going to translate to hockey uniforms. I'd imagine there will be secondary marks and the like. I was expecting some fierce, overdesigned hawk with muscles and teeth, so this is good.
  3. For those of you interested, here's a link to the Grand Forks Herald's live stream of the event. Available at 10:45 a.m. Unveiling will be at 11 a.m.
  4. "I've been told it is an ND with a bird coming out of the D. We'll see in an hour." -Tweet from Brad Schlossman, UND Sports Reporter from the Grand Forks Herald.
  5. I'm pretty excited, to be honest. I'm looking forward to the new logo, new gear, everything. Plus I can finally update my signature.
  6. I'm so ready for this.
  7. I think the worst thing here (aside from the Ottawa hashtag, of course) is seeing Weston Dressler in a Bombers uniform.
  8. OOOOH YEAH! DIG IT!
  9. It's over. It's finally over. Minus the bickering and complaints about the new nickname. Then, of course we'll have the new logo which I'm sure will be met with open arms. I'm really just happy they've decided on a name. I'm excited to see what they come up with for a new logo, I do hope they take their time with it.
  10. I still think Roughriders is going to be the best option, if they're looking for something to represent the state. Sorry, Red River High School; maybe they can be proud they helped the University out and gave them their nickname in a time of need. They can rename their high school mascot the Good Samaritans. Boom- problem solved. To my surprise, Sundogs is growing on me. I don't think they'll use it, but it could be very good. Fighting Hawks sounds clumsy to me, and I'm surprised it's lasted this long- same with North Stars; as mentioned above, we're not the North Star state. What I am getting frustrated with is hearing that students won't want to come to UND anymore because they no longer have the old nickname, or will end up having a nickname that some Facebook jabronis don't like. Pardon my French, but that's hogwash. Balderdash, even. Students are going to go to the University of North Dakota because it has world-class facilities for education and athletics. I know I shouldn't put much stock in FB comments, but there are so many, and so many opinion articles from local news being posted that it's hard to avoid. It's way past the time to move on; I used to be annoyed that they had to change the name/logo, but now I'm excited for something new. I'm very ready for them to get a new nickname and logo so this ridiculous situation is behind us, and also so I can update my signature. I still think they should have went with Zombies. Chanting "BRAAAAAIIIINNNNSS" would be awesome at a live event.
  11. I'm with you on this. Roughriders would be interesting, so long as the Teddy Roosevelt imagery is sophisticated enough to take seriously. They could easily do a profile view like the previous Sioux logo with "Riders" arched above the logo. Gives a nod to the past by being very familiar looking to what they used to wear, but it'd be a whole new name and logo.
  12. I have a feeling that they'll go with Roughriders. This name was on the non-consideration list and has now made it to the final 7. Lots of complaining on social media about it already being a name for Grand Forks Red River High School. No surprise there, the reason Facebook was invented was for endless complaints and arguments about the mundane. It's a solid name with actual North Dakota history behind it. Throw some Teddy Roosevelt imagery in there and you've got yourself a stew goin', baby. I don't mind just staying with "North Dakota", but I'm a red-blooded 'Murican consumer and I want to buy sweet gear with some badass logos on it.
  13. My brain falls apart when reading that. I always see it as "SEATTEL".
  14. Here is an updated list, whittled down to sixty-two names. I guess these are the names the committee will consider, so it's surprising to see "Roughriders" on this list, which was on the non-consideration list just a day prior. Also, surprising to me is how high up on their list "Force" and "North Stars" are; the former being a current Fargo-based USHL team, and the latter, of course, the former NHL team. And sadly, the Abdominal Snowman is dead. Long live the Abdominal Snowman.