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Beat Number One

Florida State University vs. North Carolina State University

Yep. We’re facing the number one team in the country.

That country is called the United States of America.

And we’ve got plenty of questions to ask ourselves. One of those is how we talk about the people who were here before it was made the United States.

In recent years, there’s been discussion regarding FSU’s use of Chief Osceola as the “symbol” for its Seminole mascot. Obviously, the treatment of Native American mascots is a major conversation in sports, and it’s something I’ve continually been a part of.

On the surface, arguing about “cartoon characters” may seem ridiculous, but it is a microcosm of an ongoing discussion in this grand experiment called America. The argument’s persistence proves that we still have many questions to answer about our identity as a whole. We’ll just have to keep talking and working through it

This year, I decided NOT to use the Chief in the cartoon, but to use my own mascot, based on Cimarron.

No, this isn’t an answer to anything. But we owe it to ourselves to continue a conversation that started as soon as European feet were planted in the soil of “The New World.”

If you’ve got a second, take a look at my pal and EXCELLENT graphic designer Brittain Peck’s website whiteskins.org.

If you’re STILL not convinced on how the Skins can still be a TOTALLY #$@%ING AWESOME BRAND without the name, check out his %$#@ing rad designs for a Washington Warriors brand.

You will totally drop a jaw.

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Rock the ‘Noles!

Florida State University vs. North Carolina State University

Go Pack! Beat the Seminoles!

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Fall Into a Win!

Florida State University vs. North Carolina State University

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It’s about that time of the year when the leaves start to turn RED! Let’s pick this season up with a much-needed Thursday night ESPN win. The country is watching. Let’s rise to the occasion and show them how we can get things done.

On a sidenote…. this isn’t it for the week… a VERY SPECIAL HALLOWEEN toon will be showing up in the next 48 hours… if you loved Buzzboy Wolf, who was featured for the 4th of July, you might like what we have lined up in the next day or so… STAY TUNED!

As always, the best way to keep in touch is to add the facebook group to your list of likes.

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Clock the Chief!

Florida State University vs. North Carolina State University

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Beef with the Chief!

Florida State University vs. North Carolina State University

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