Petition Calls For Stillwater's 'Eskimo Joe's' To Change Its Name, Mascot

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The Nebraska/Notre Dame mascots were done by people of the group they are representing. Not so much with Joe's or the Washington NFL team.
So your theory is that Notre Dame was named the Fighting Irish by several Irishmen? And those Irishmen selected a goofy leprechaun as their mascot? You sticking to that story?
 
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I think it was Mike Stabbis that did the design. I know he did the first anniversary shirt, which was the best one, with the snow shoes crossed on the back. They made 200 of those, and I know of 1 still in existence. Stan probably has 1 also but I never asked him. The Eskimo was because it was supposed to be the coldest beer in town. I doubt there is much of a risk of lawsuits at this time but I was told the designer was "inspired by" the Buster Brown logo.

When it started it was just the first floor of the old part of Joe's, and Stan lived upstairs. Stan always credited the logo for his success, which is his humble way of deflecting the 1000's of good decisions he's made along the way, but the logo did have a huge part in it.
Dont know about 1975, but in 1980....The Grey Fox had the colest Budweiser beer, anywhere.
 

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Dont know about 1975, but in 1980....The Grey Fox had the coldest Budweiser beer, anywhere.
The Fox was Bud and Joe's was Coors. They kind of had an understanding. Joe's was fun in the early 80's. The greeks were all at the Fox, and the trouble makers went to Joe's. Plus I learned about good music from Joe's.
 

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I'll make this very simple. Can you or can you not explain why you believe the Eskimo Joe's or Cleveland Indians logos are offensive, but you (apparently) find no offense in the Cornhuskers or Fighting Irish logos? I apologize if you *do* find offense in the latter examples, and the conversation has ignored that. I'm just trying to figure out your logic.
The Nebraska/Notre Dame mascots were done by people of the group they are representing. Not so much with Joe's or the Washington NFL team.
Okay well wait a minute okay the Redskins logo wasn't made by an Indian I don't think but the Indian is actually based off an actual guy who liked the fact that he was being honored with that I thought.

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Pretty sure that's exactly what many people think is the best approach. Appropriations and all...
Oh I know some people think along those lines in some instances but I’m not sure if they think that way about art. So Eminem can’t rap and Charlie Pride or Darius Rucker can’t sing country music because of appropriation? You’re right though, if those people are being consistent they have to include all art I suppose.
 

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Oh I know some people think along those lines in some instances but I’m not sure if they think that way about art. So Eminem can’t rap and Charlie Pride or Darius Rucker can’t sing country music because of appropriation? You’re right though, if those people are being consistent they have to include all art I suppose.
I was once accused of appropriating in a band, because I suggested we play funk and latin jazz.