Pistol Pete Voted 'Worst' College Mascot in Nationwide Survey

Originally published at: https://pistolsfiringblog.com/pistol-pete-voted-worst-college-mascot-in-nationwide-survey/

Pete ranked poorly in several categories.

They most have only asked bird and cat lovers.


I trust the university does NOT do business with these clowns!

Whoever came up with these lists has mental deficiencies as well as the people that participated in the survey. Pretty sad people get paid to write this complete dogshit.

Nothing to see here. Marketing/Brand company attempting to convince a bunch of colleges into spending millions in rebranding.


All the winning mascots look similar. Same stupid grin, same androgynous profile, zero personality, lack of uniqueness etc. whether it’s a feline or a bird, it’s just a small tweak in the costume.

I could understand if pistol Pete had a mullet. I agree with Mike Leach.

That worst list doesn’t look that bad either, except for that Stanford tree. I vote it the worst mascot. Pete is one of the best in my opinion so they can stuff it.

It’s hard to take that poll seriously when they’re asking how sexy you find a mascot. To be fair, Pistol Pete isn’t the prettiest. I’m kind of surprised we’ve kept the same style for so long. I though it was because the two heads were the original Disney designed pieces, but the Oklahoman article says we’ve recreated them in fiberglass rather than plaster of Paris to drop the weight by 6 pounds. I’d imagine the foam type heads other colleges use are even lighter and they provide a more cartoonish, softer look. Compared to the caricature (which I wouldn’t change at all) the mascot’s chin is smaller, eyes aren’t as angry, and his hat is too straight. I’m not sure I’d make the head glower more (my daughter at 4 already didn’t like him) but I could see changing to something more akin to the current Mr. Commodore. Vanderbilt’s mascot does have a scowl but it is a good step back from the uncanny valley we’re in.

What’s odd is wake forest is a demon. U have devils and rebels. But a officer of the law is the worst scariest.

Where are we at in society today?

  • A mule was listed in the “sexiest” category? Do we need to explain how absurd that is?

  • Why are Pistol Pete and the mountaineer “offensive”? Because they have guns?

  • The Seminole tribe has officially endorsed FSU’s use of their tribal name for their sports teams, the tribe participates in FSU homecoming activities, and the clothing worn by the FSU Seminole is actually made by Seminole tribe members. If people want to be appoint themselves to get offended on behalf of the Seminoles, I guess that’s their choice.

  • Don’t know much about the Hawaii-Manoa mascot, but it appeared to be a Hawaiian native that was serving as the mascot (I know, profiling.) If someone from a specific culture shows up and represents their own culture, is it still supposed to be offensive?


From the looks of the winners, I can only deduce that the voters were all 10 years old or younger.


At least we are #1 in something🤷‍♂️


Positive thinking. Joey should take lesson.
Any way what kind of football fan want a nice cute loveable mascot​:scream::scream::ghost::japanese_goblin::japanese_ogre::clown_face::see_no_evil::hear_no_evil::speak_no_evil::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::exploding_head::cowboy_hat_face::cowboy_hat_face::cowboy_hat_face::cowboy_hat_face::cowboy_hat_face:

Now that’s funny!!. Also this poll is absurd, on par with most things being talked/written about these days

Complete blasphemy………

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Oh No! I am completly offended that such a well known and respected entity like Quality Logo Products, Inc would publish such a thing about our mascot! A very sad day among the OSU faithful :sunglasses: