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Topic:  The Paw is officially back
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 10/7/2022 1:35:16 PM 
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 10/7/2022 1:40:58 PM 
It's a neat space, I watched them create the park and seen an overhead shot a while back.
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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 10/7/2022 1:49:08 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Such generic high school stuff. I'm glad it floats your boat. It's still not going to replace the AttackCat logo as the official logo of OHIO athletics. That would be a real step backwards. But, if these paw bricks or whatever you want to call them make you feel good and superior in your prognostication ability, go for it.


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Campus Flow
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 10/9/2022 12:57:18 PM 
Paw was the official logo for 18 years but the attack cat has been around for 27 at this point. Time to consider something new?


Most Memorable Bobcat Events Attended
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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/23/2022 1:16:38 AM 
My freshman year 1977-78 we played a tournament at Clemson, who had/has a paw logo. The very next year, we had new uniforms with the paw logo. Coincidence?
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Mark Lembright '85
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/29/2022 8:27:51 PM 
Campus Flow wrote:
Paw was the official logo for 18 years but the attack cat has been around for 27 at this point. Time to consider something new?


Why?
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Mark Lembright '85
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/29/2022 8:36:40 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/29/2022 9:50:24 PM 
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.


No animus here hence my original post. When Thomas Both tried to force OHIO and the attack cat down folks throats, I said then that OU and the paw would be back. They clearly are as evidenced by the sweatshirt that Tim wears during games.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/29/2022 10:08:53 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.


No animus here hence my original post. When Thomas Both tried to force OHIO and the attack cat down folks throats, I said then that OU and the paw would be back. They clearly are as evidenced by the sweatshirt that Tim wears during games.



The Paw is such a weak, rip-off of half the high schools in the nation that it is not distinctly OHIO, and therefore is, and will always, be in a secondary position to the AttackCat. Interestingly, when I was in school back in the 1960s, I had a decal on my VW bug that looked very much like the AttackCat developed in the Boeh Era. I suspect that the designer of the AttackCat saw that decal and modeled his or her work on that earlier design. Someone on BA several years ago asked me if I had a copy of that old decal. I've looked and can't find one, but something may eventually turn up. I can tell you that it had the arched OHIO and a slightly more realistic bobcat with a visible red tongue and, I think, bared teeth. The AttackCat is almost a cartoon version of this old decal.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/30/2022 10:14:00 AM 
Alan Swank wrote:
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.


No animus here hence my original post. When Thomas Both tried to force OHIO and the attack cat down folks throats, I said then that OU and the paw would be back. They clearly are as evidenced by the sweatshirt that Tim wears during games.



As much as many (most) of us disliked Thomas Boeh, the "call us Ohio" thing worked and we're better off for it.
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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/30/2022 10:26:39 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:


The Paw is such a weak, rip-off of half the high schools in the nation that it is not distinctly OHIO, and therefore is, and will always, be in a secondary position to the AttackCat. Interestingly, when I was in school back in the 1960s, I had a decal on my VW bug that looked very much like the AttackCat developed in the Boeh Era. I suspect that the designer of the AttackCat saw that decal and modeled his or her work on that earlier design. Someone on BA several years ago asked me if I had a copy of that old decal. I've looked and can't find one, but something may eventually turn up. I can tell you that it had the arched OHIO and a slightly more realistic bobcat with a visible red tongue and, I think, bared teeth. The AttackCat is almost a cartoon version of this old decal.



Back in the late 1960s I had a Schwinn 3-speed bike with a decal on the back fender that I'm pretty sure was the basis for the Pringles logo.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/30/2022 10:41:39 AM 
SBH wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:


The Paw is such a weak, rip-off of half the high schools in the nation that it is not distinctly OHIO, and therefore is, and will always, be in a secondary position to the AttackCat. Interestingly, when I was in school back in the 1960s, I had a decal on my VW bug that looked very much like the AttackCat developed in the Boeh Era. I suspect that the designer of the AttackCat saw that decal and modeled his or her work on that earlier design. Someone on BA several years ago asked me if I had a copy of that old decal. I've looked and can't find one, but something may eventually turn up. I can tell you that it had the arched OHIO and a slightly more realistic bobcat with a visible red tongue and, I think, bared teeth. The AttackCat is almost a cartoon version of this old decal.



Back in the late 1960s I had a Schwinn 3-speed bike with a decal on the back fender that I'm pretty sure was the basis for the Pringles logo.



Cool!


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/30/2022 11:33:19 AM 
SBH wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.


No animus here hence my original post. When Thomas Both tried to force OHIO and the attack cat down folks throats, I said then that OU and the paw would be back. They clearly are as evidenced by the sweatshirt that Tim wears during games.



As much as many (most) of us disliked Thomas Boeh, the "call us Ohio" thing worked and we're better off for it.


You'll have to explain that one to me. The gap between MAC schools and the big boys has never been greater and as we're seeing, the portal and NIL is just exacerbating that.

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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/30/2022 11:43:52 AM 
Alan Swank wrote:
SBH wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.


No animus here hence my original post. When Thomas Both tried to force OHIO and the attack cat down folks throats, I said then that OU and the paw would be back. They clearly are as evidenced by the sweatshirt that Tim wears during games.



As much as many (most) of us disliked Thomas Boeh, the "call us Ohio" thing worked and we're better off for it.


You'll have to explain that one to me. The gap between MAC schools and the big boys has never been greater and as we're seeing, the portal and NIL is just exacerbating that.



With all due respect Alan, I think your post really isn't responsive to what SBH said. And, for the record, the "call us Ohio" thing, in modern times, started with Vern "The Fern" Alden, not Tom Boeh.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/30/2022 2:06:53 PM 
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.


That park BTW is pretty well done and maybe the coolest green space outside of the Campus Green.
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 12/30/2022 2:09:27 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
SBH wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
Mark Lembright '85 wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
At the risk of saying "I told you so," I'd say that the Paw is officially back.

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/paw_print_park_ribbon_cut...


Itís a park for Heavenís sake, relax!

I donít understand the animus towards the Paw. Love the Paw! I actually do like the Attack Cat better as It
more distinctive.

As an Ď85 grad, I cut my Bobcat teeth on the Paw. Plus, the Paw makes for some great retro clothing.


No animus here hence my original post. When Thomas Both tried to force OHIO and the attack cat down folks throats, I said then that OU and the paw would be back. They clearly are as evidenced by the sweatshirt that Tim wears during games.



As much as many (most) of us disliked Thomas Boeh, the "call us Ohio" thing worked and we're better off for it.


You'll have to explain that one to me. The gap between MAC schools and the big boys has never been greater and as we're seeing, the portal and NIL is just exacerbating that.



Well, for one, Boeh actually had the logo trademarked with official marketing standards, which has allowed for revenue and contol over the logo.
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stub
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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 1/1/2023 5:26:41 PM 
The AttackCat reminds me of Tom Boeh with cat whiskers. I have to believe he was the inspiration to create the design in his image.

Last Edited: 1/1/2023 5:28:58 PM by stub

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  Message Not Read  RE: The Paw is officially back
   Posted: 1/21/2023 5:22:36 PM 
Probably!
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