As most of you know, UND is going to be picking a new logo in the near future. I know, I know, not everyone is thrilled with the process.
Cue the boos. Right?
The ball is in the University's court and they really need to step up and do the right thing. No half measures here. Let's be bold.
While there are half a million universities and colleges using some variation of the Hawks nickname. That being said, the Hawks nickname has possibilities. Hawks are a bird of prey and they are a majestic bird. They also like to hunt rodents. In my opinion, Hawks are bad ass.
Let's not forget, the Fighting Hawks tend to kick the Miami RedHawks ass.
But I digress, Hawks fly together.
Of course, I am cynical. I am very afraid that UND will end up with a silly, stupid variation of a Hawk that will offend no one or intimidate anyone. I am not saying I want the next logo to be offensive, but I am sick and tired of political correctness. It's making us a bunch of sniveling cry babies. What next? Some group will find the nickname Huskies or Bison offensive.
I think that the new logo has to be mean and intimidating. Not some stupid cartoonish character. UND has already made the NCAA happy by retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname. If UND was smart, Ben Brien would be designing the next logo for the University of North Dakota.
I also like the Angry Birds theme. No, not this one. Although my eight-year-old daughter would probably like that one.
Finally, I am an Alumnus of the University of North Dakota. I will always support the University. But I have to admit that I am very nervous right now. I imagine there're others that feel the same way I do. This whole process has been a drawn out mess. This process needs to end well, so we can heal as a fan base and move on. Blow this and it will fester for years.
One last point, if you look at the picture you will see that Hawks do in fact have feathers. This is a true statement.