I'm confused.

Stanford's University's team name used to be "the Indians," but was changed to "The Cardinals" in 1972. Their mascot is now a tree. Seen in the Cardinal's picture above, the dollies (dancers) walk with their Tree mascot down to the field, led by by the leader of their band in an astronaut costume. Hmmm.
Another team name that was considered was the Thunder Chickens, and two other considered mascots were the French Fry and the Manhole.
Anonymous explains: "Just so you know - It's the Stanford Cardinal. It's the color, not the bird.
And the tree is derived from the Stanford logo and Palo Alto city seal, both of which prominently display a lone tree."
I still love it. I wish my school had an interesting mascot.

To read the full story, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_Tree

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your blog. It is very interesting.

odd facts said...

Thanks for the comment. Glad to entertain.

Anonymous said...

Why not a bird (cardinal) mascott? It seems a little more related than a tree. Although I'd like to see the man hole outfit. You're blog is always good for a laugh or something thought provoking. Great mix.

odd facts said...

I personally was rooting for the manhole mascott too. "We're heavy, made of metal and can roll right over you!" Ooooo! Scarry.

Anonymous said...

those aren't cheerleaders; they're called the dollies and they're the official dancers for the stanford marching band. they manage to get even MORE attention than cheerleaders, though...

odd facts said...

I will edit the post immediately. Thanks for letting me know.

Anonymous said...

Just so you know - It's the Stanford Cardinal. It's the color, not the bird.

And the tree is derived from the Stanford logo and Palo Alto city seal, both of which prominently display a lone tree.

odd facts said...

That explains a lot. Thanks. Once again, I have edited the post.