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Topic: Do you think the PAW design really helped distinquish CU
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Do you think the PAW design really helped distinquish CU

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Posted: May 5, 2014 6:36 PM
 

from other Tiger-named College Teams? If you remember Auburn copied it on one side of their football helmet with AU on other..and then dropped it.

Now, MO has a fairly neat Tiger Face design (bad tail ending though imo).

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the Paw is iconic and was a genius move by whoever

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Posted: May 5, 2014 6:51 PM
 

thought of it. It's right up there in terms of most recognizable college logos(non-letter) with the Longhorn


Hate to admit it

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Posted: May 5, 2014 6:53 PM
 

But Clemson def has the best logo compared to the other Tiger teams. LSUs everything is horrendous.


LSU has an awful licensing program

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Posted: May 5, 2014 6:58 PM
 

they have switched from goofy looking tigers to dull block letter LSU. At least Auburn has the intertwined AU which isn't anything amazing looking but it is established. LSU's is just terrible.


Penn State's is pretty awful too. They have the lion head


Posted: May 5, 2014 7:13 PM
 

or the chipmunk, as I like to call it. That's there more recognizable symbol, IMO. But for some reason they also use/sell
a 4-toed paw
a 5-toed paw (they switched to 5 after playing us in a bowl game because they didn't want there to be any confusion)
a more realistic lion head (like their lion shrine statue) and a block S (which I really like and prefer)

and a bunch of other stuff.

I just wish they'd pick something and go with it.

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that's a common mistake by schools


Posted: May 5, 2014 7:18 PM
 

too much stuff. Every department has their own logo or thing they want to do. I am at UIW now and before we instituted a licensing program it was a disaster with logos everywhere and inconsistencies abounding. Now we have a set logo and we hold everyone to it strictly. A rogue person cannot make shirts or stuff without getting the logo approved and being sent the official file with the artwork. It has to match all the criteria and follow the correct watermarks and clear zones.

Clemson's is one of the top in the country.


Yep. I agree. It became apparent when I came here


Posted: May 5, 2014 7:27 PM
 

I couldn't believe how many 'identities" there were.

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Scar's baseball logo is sweet

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Posted: May 5, 2014 8:48 PM
 

Your football logo though.....no comment.

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Re: the Paw is iconic and was a genius move by whoever


Posted: May 5, 2014 10:06 PM
 

The coots shouldn't have to ever worry about trade marking that stupid looking chicken, b/c nobody else would ever want it on anything affiliated with sports.

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yes


Posted: May 5, 2014 6:53 PM
 

just as much as doo-doo ice has helped WB distinguish itself from other stadiums.


I have been studying athletic licensing in grad school

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Posted: May 5, 2014 6:56 PM
 

and its vital to get your brand recognizable. Some schools have it historically while others are fighting to get recognized. The Paw has it all in terms of history,aesthetics, uniqueness and coolness. There are others too but some of the more iconic ones in the NCAA are letters and a bit dull really.


Bill, folks like you and I were used to the old Block C and

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Posted: May 5, 2014 6:59 PM
 

Tiger, such as used in CUatthefinishline's thingy.

But the moment I saw the Paw, I thought it to be a brilliant stroke and readily adapted to it.

Perhaps, one of the greatest moments occurred some years ago just prior to a CU/SC game here in Columbia, when I saw Tiger Paws painted along I-26 leading into Columbia. They were all over the local news, in the paper, on the airwaves and the talk of the town. The geniuses that pulled that off deserved gold medals!

Now, most football enthusiasts across the nation know which team they represent, and I remain [email protected] proud of them.

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Clemson was pretty cutting edge when it came to that

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Posted: May 5, 2014 7:01 PM
 

an iconic logo. Miami did the same with the U and Texas with the longhorn. Some others had things too but it wasn't consistent branding.


Re: Do you think the PAW design really helped distinquish CU

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Posted: May 5, 2014 7:07 PM
 

Yes. Not even close. One of the best moves Clemson ever made.

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nothing screams brand name like

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thats not a logo


Posted: May 5, 2014 7:13 PM
 

how are you going to put that on a shirt or a hat or a coffee mug or an envelope?


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+1


Posted: May 5, 2014 8:43 PM
 

Touché

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Re: +1

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Posted: May 5, 2014 8:48 PM
 

Why would you even ask this Billy? How drunk are you?


I happen to love Penn State's unis


Posted: May 5, 2014 8:49 PM
 

So clean...

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Any conversation about iconic college football symbols must

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Posted: May 5, 2014 7:16 PM
 

include the following (not necessarily in order of significance):
1) Notre Dame's fighting leprechaun
2) "Beevo" @ Texas
3) Boomer Sooner Schooner @ Okla
4) Chief Nocahoma on his horse @FlaSt
5) So. Cal's Trojan on a real stud
6) Colorado's buffalo burger
7) Florida's gator
and without question....Clemson's Legendary Tiger Paw.

there are others who are quite recognizable--GaTech's Ramblin' Wreck, Maryland's turtle, and I'd have included Auburn's soaring eagle in the top list if that was the only mascot they had, Nebraska's joeBob the Husker, etal. But those top few schools (and I've probably omitted someone) are instantly identifiable.

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this conversation is strictly about image branding


Posted: May 5, 2014 7:19 PM
 

with athletics and honestly can extend to academics as well. Those extra things are traditions but not related to official branding.


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I love it enough to have gotten it tattooed on my

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Posted: May 5, 2014 7:16 PM
 

leg!

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I travel weekly and flash the paw

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Posted: May 5, 2014 8:34 PM
 

From Philly to Boston to New Hampshire to New Orleans people want to talk Watkins, Boyd, etc. It is recognized all over.. Terry Allen spotted it in Nola and ran over to chat. Side note .. Everyone thinks the C on the baseball cap represents The Bears.... Chicago


Are you on drugs?

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Posted: May 5, 2014 8:42 PM
 

It is one of the most iconic symbols in college football?


Just axing..& with that said I believe I'll get a small PAW

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Posted: May 5, 2014 10:07 PM
 

tattooed on the left outside part of my upper ankle! Always wanted it..and at 72.999 (May 19th) it's about time since time is afleeing (is that a word?!).

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Bill & crew, hope this helps.....

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Posted: May 5, 2014 10:29 PM
 

The Paw is extremely iconic and has been since the late John Antonio created it. It helped us become a brand because at the time we were the third college team to strike a deal and federal trademark, behind Alabama and Ole Miss. Logos and such traditions have for years fueled brand sales and created unique identities.

The Tiger nickname actually derived from Princeton as they won the title the year prior our establishment. The actual Paw came from a template provided from a museum in Chicago. If I remember correctly, the cast was from a Tiger located at the Zoo in St. Louis. The iconic and slight streak at the base of the Paw was no accident either, as it was a scar on the animals foot.

Regardless of school brand revenue the Clemson Paw remains the premiere logo in all of collegiate athletics imho. Just think of how many of us viewing this are wearing a Paw shirt. I know I am.

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Re: Do you think the PAW design really helped distinquish CU

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Posted: May 6, 2014 8:34 AM
 

Dotting the "I" at Ohio State is recognizable and different IMO.

I even like the dang motorcycle that Wake uses. It's fairly modern as far as anything like this goes, but it's different and I like it.

USUC's "2001" entrance seems to get more dated every passing year. :) Just checking to see if you're reading this.


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