Most schools are looking to improve their image with awesome new uniforms and cool redesigns of their mascots, but not Florida State. Nope, the Noles are taking a step backwards and making My Little Pony their mascot.
It’s all good though because the school is obviously looking to do away with one of the better mascots, Chief Osceola (seen below) sometime in the future.
“Osceola and Renegade are revered and honored symbols of Florida State athletics, as has been recognized by their recent selection as the best tradition in all of college football,” said FSU Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Promotions Jason Dennard. “We treat our symbol with great honor and respect, and they appear only at football games, Homecoming and Fan Day. Cimarron has been revived to give a promotional presence at other designated events. It also allows us to participate in some opportunities that were not appropriate for the distinguished symbol of Osceola and Renegade.”
Florida State commissioned the design and fabrication of Cimarron by Scollon Productions Inc. in the fall of 2011. Scollon has been the costume character designer and manufacturer of choice for many corporations worldwide, including Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and more than 100 sports teams.
Nole fans can’t be too happy with this right?
Chief Osceola — this is a mascot