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Post by slcagg » June 17th, 2020, 10:10 am

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Also interesting that the name of this really had no connection to slavery etc. wonder when the Utes become the red rocks.



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Post by ViAggie » June 17th, 2020, 12:07 pm

UNLV Gamblers! LOLZ
Utah State Scotsmen (Aggies protested by PITA - Willy might be upset we're making fun of him though)
Utah Red Rocks - No brainer
San Diego State Pelicans
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Post by thegreendalegelf » June 17th, 2020, 12:16 pm

I want UNLV to change their mascot for the sole reason that I won't have to hear "REEEEEBEEEEELLLLLS RRRREEEEBBBBEEEEELLLSSSS" ever again.
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Post by SLB » June 17th, 2020, 12:36 pm

Stanford Indians lost their team name and mascot. It is wrong to discredit history for political gain.



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Post by USU78 » June 17th, 2020, 12:43 pm

SLB wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Stanford Indians lost their team name and mascot. It is wrong to discredit history for political gain.
Lost their friggin' minds about the same time. Them along with their funny cousins across the bay.


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Post by swordsman1989 » June 17th, 2020, 3:16 pm

SLB wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Stanford Indians lost their team name and mascot. It is wrong to discredit history for political gain.
Dartmouth did as well. Went from the Indians to the Big Green.



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Post by Yossarian » June 17th, 2020, 3:43 pm

I found it funny today when I saw an article stating how the Quaker company was discontinuing the "Aunt Jemima" branding for their maple syrup - the name and the likeness were found to perpetuate stereotypical images of a bygone era that have no place in today's society (they had made half an effort to ease this a few years back when they took the kerchief tied around her head). No mention at all about the modern looking Quaker man on the oats package.
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Post by ViAggie » June 18th, 2020, 4:15 pm

SLB wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Stanford Indians lost their team name and mascot. It is wrong to discredit history for political gain.
Fighting Whities was taken? Why not the Mormons? Dress up in suits with black name tags, nothing offensive though, amaright? :lol:

Indians like? From India? Where Indians are from? OH.. Native Americans... which tribe is their mascot? I'm sure they don't mind.

It's 2020... yea I know, no one is happy about that, but here we are.


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Post by ViAggie » June 18th, 2020, 4:16 pm

USU78 wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 12:43 pm
SLB wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Stanford Indians lost their team name and mascot. It is wrong to discredit history for political gain.
Lost their friggin' minds about the same time. Them along with their funny cousins across the bay.
The Bears? Can't get upset with that mascot, it's the state animal!


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Post by ViAggie » June 18th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Yossarian wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 3:43 pm
I found it funny today when I saw an article stating how the Quaker company was discontinuing the "Aunt Jemima" branding for their maple syrup - the name and the likeness were found to perpetuate stereotypical images of a bygone era that have no place in today's society (they had made half an effort to ease this a few years back when they took the kerchief tied around her head). No mention at all about the modern looking Quaker man on the oats package.
I'm sure the Quaker's wouldn't mind being mascots for some college team, they can have all the Women dress in period clothing and churn butter to get the crowd all riled up! Tailgating on the back of a horse drawn buggy. No beer at the TG though :cheers: :lol:


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Post by LKGates » June 21st, 2020, 12:40 am

I live in Salem, Oregon. Some of the high school mascots around here include: The North Salem Vikings, the McNarry Scotts, and the South Salem Saxons. As an Anglo-American person of pallor, I have to say I am deeply, deeply offended.
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Post by WAAggie » June 21st, 2020, 7:16 am

Favorite in in WA is the Richland Bombers.


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Post by bwcrc » June 21st, 2020, 3:02 pm

Some of these mascots will be very familiar to many on here.




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Post by SectionFaggie » June 24th, 2020, 10:07 am

ViAggie wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 12:07 pm
UNLV Gamblers! LOLZ
Utah State Scotsmen (Aggies protested by PITA - Willy might be upset we're making fun of him though)
Utah Red Rocks - No brainer
San Diego State Pelicans
Fresno State Domesticated Animals (bull dog breading is bad!)
Yes it is. It always comes off in the fryer. Try roasting next time. :)



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Post by oleblu111 » June 29th, 2020, 12:27 pm

I like the Utah State Scotsman. Time to get rid of the Utah State aggies, we not longer are just a ag School in fact we do not even have a Vet degree, need to sent folks to Washington State to get that.



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Post by ViAggie » June 29th, 2020, 2:00 pm

oleblu111 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 12:27 pm
I like the Utah State Scotsman. Time to get rid of the Utah State aggies, we not longer are just a ag School in fact we do not even have a Vet degree, need to sent folks to Washington State to get that.
But Willy will be upset at him for making fun of the Scots! Apparently that's still okay, but not the Indians, no sir. :nono: Or the middle aged white men... or Dr. Nick (who ever he is).


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Post by GUS » June 29th, 2020, 3:07 pm

USU is certainly helping with vet degrees. My understanding is that the vet students do 2 years at USU and then 2 at WSU.



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Post by Aggie19 » June 29th, 2020, 3:14 pm

GUS wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:07 pm
USU is certainly helping with vet degrees. My understanding is that the vet students do 2 years at USU and then 2 at WSU.
This is true, my nephew is at WSU now after 2 years in Logan pursuing a vet degree.

Maybe we can be the "Half Aggies". Similar to half-assing something.


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Post by justinmorrey » June 30th, 2020, 3:14 pm

WAAggie wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 7:16 am
Favorite in in WA is the Richland Bombers.


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My dad was a Richland Bomber. Their mascot was a mushroom cloud. No joke.



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Post by aggies22 » June 30th, 2020, 11:15 pm

justinmorrey wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 3:14 pm
WAAggie wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 7:16 am
Favorite in in WA is the Richland Bombers.


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My dad was a Richland Bomber. Their mascot was a mushroom cloud. No joke.
I coached against those guys several years ago when I was coaching in Washington.



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Post by oleblu111 » July 2nd, 2020, 5:09 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:14 pm
GUS wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 3:07 pm
USU is certainly helping with vet degrees. My understanding is that the vet students do 2 years at USU and then 2 at WSU.
This is true, my nephew is at WSU now after 2 years in Logan pursuing a vet degree.

Maybe we can be the "Half Aggies". Similar to half-assing something.
Why in hells name can WSU get a Vet school but USU can not, that the half assed truth.



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Post by AggiesForever » July 4th, 2020, 6:57 am

WAAggie wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 7:16 am
Favorite in in WA is the Richland Bombers.
Gotta love the logo, representing the Hanford nuclear site where the first A-bombs were made.
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Post by The Old Bull » July 7th, 2020, 1:34 pm

Favorite in in WA is the Richland Bombers.
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Gotta love the logo, representing the Hanford nuclear site where the first A-bombs were made.
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I guess you are partially correct

The first "A-bombs" were developed and produced under the direction of Robert Oppenheimer at the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico.

The Gadget (trinity test 7/16/1945) was the first 1st nuclear explosion in history was an "implosion type" nuclear weapon that used plutonium 239 produced at the Hanford site

Little Boy (dropped - Hiroshima 8/6/1945) was the 2nd nuclear explosion in history was a gun-type fission weapon and used uranium 235 enriched at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.

Fat man (dropped - Nagasaki 8/9/1945) third nuclear explosion in history was an "implosion type" nuclear weapon used plutonium produced at the Hanford site.

Initially they wanted both bombs to be the simpler gun type weapon but impurities in plutonium produced in reactors required the use of the more complex un-proven implosion type weapon. Oppenheimer convinced the military they needed a test to ensure it worked. The military was hesitant to test it because they had spent so much money on the plutonium if it didn't work they were worried it would end the program.

I have had the opportunity to do a fair amount of work at many of the National Labs including Los Alamos, Berkeley, Hanford and Oak ridge among others.

I have been in the room at the omega site where many of their first tests were conducted and where Harry Daghlian (1945) and Louis Slotin (1946) accidentally irradiated themselves during critical mass experiments with the "Demon Core"

Fascinating to see what they were able to accomplish in such a short time with 1940s technology.
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