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(The Stanford Daily)   1972: Sensing a change in the wind, Stanford eliminates offensive Native American mascot. 2018: Sensing a change in the wind, Stanford makes offensive mascot Native American   ( stanforddaily.com) divider line
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2018-03-01 06:35:24 PM  
Okay but their mascot is a tree?
 
2018-03-01 08:00:17 PM  
Of course the Stanford tree is a Native American tree. It's a California redwood, right?
 
2018-03-01 08:03:10 PM  
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2018-03-01 09:08:55 PM  
What's the over/under for how many different Farkers will post here to point out that the tree is the band's mascot, not the university's.
 
2018-03-01 09:10:35 PM  
Well, it was gonna be the Stanford Crackers, but Nabisco filed a lawsuit.
 
2018-03-01 09:12:37 PM  
The way subby is reaching to be offended is... well, you know.
 
2018-03-01 09:24:39 PM  
"Dahkota"?

JFC
 
2018-03-01 09:37:38 PM  
Subby here with a few things:

1) Yeah, yeah, the Tree isn't technically  Stanford's mascot. But no one else is spinning around in a goofy costume for the kids during halftime (except when Condi Rice visits), so it's a distinction without much of a difference, sez I.
2) The Stanford Indian WAS pretty danged offensive.  I've got some of my dad's old pennants and squeaky toys, and they make Chief Wahoo look like Sitting Bull.
3) The Tree IS an offense to everything that is wholesome and natural about college mascotery.  Where is the square-jawed Aryan purity of Thomas Q. Trojan?  The freeswinging corkscrew genitalia of the Oregon Duck?  Or the cautionary meth-addled stagger of Oski the Ursine Vagrant?  Verily, the Tree is a freak, and must be named as such.
4. It's my first green.  Feel free to pile on.

/ But not Fight On
// 'Cause that would suck
/// Like USC
 
2018-03-01 09:47:57 PM  
Meanwhile, a few miles south of Stanford.

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2018-03-01 10:12:41 PM  
Meanwhile in Cleveland

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2018-03-01 10:22:38 PM  
Well, that's terribly exciting. I can't count how many job interviews I tanked when they inevitably asked "Have you ever been a dancing tree?".

/ and don't get me started on the Barbara Walters interview
 
2018-03-01 10:28:11 PM  

gunsmack: Well, that's terribly exciting. I can't count how many job interviews I tanked when they inevitably asked "Have you ever been a dancing tree?".

/ and don't get me started on the Barbara Walters interview


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2018-03-01 11:19:05 PM  
I like the tree. That's cool.
 
2018-03-02 07:52:31 AM  
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2018-03-02 10:10:14 AM  
Fark the tree. Stupidest, most crack-addled mascot of all time.
 
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