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Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« on: October 04, 2011, 09:14:41 PM »
I'm a student at Kansas State and I wasn't a fan until recently so this seems like a good place to ask.  During the Baylor game I overheard a black student saying he wanted to be Willie before he graduated.  That got me thinking.  Has there ever been a black Willie?  Seems like they would at least let him tryout so as not to appear  :opcat:, but if there's never been one before that kid's odds don't seem too good.


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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 09:16:27 PM »
There was a black Willie on (I believe) the 2004 poster.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 09:18:42 PM »
I heard within the last few years the SGA voted to remove some obscure bylaw in some crap or another that somehow made it not possible to have a black willie. Also, I have never heard a black person fantasize about becoming a mascot.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 09:19:03 PM »
man. that's a good question shacks. i don't think there has ever been a black willie. i do remember one fball game a while back where regular willie was there for the first half and then some fat left handed willie came out after halftime. so there has been a fat left handed willie for at least one half of a fball game. was the black guy also fat and left handed, because if so i'd say he's got a shot at it at least.  :dunno:

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 09:20:58 PM »
Also, welcome to fandom. It's a beautiful thing full of beautiful things. You will soon wonder how you were ever not a fan.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 09:22:17 PM »
I heard within the last few years the SGA voted to remove some obscure bylaw in some crap or another that somehow made it not possible to have a black willie. Also, I have never heard a black person fantasize about becoming a mascot.

Maybe he wants to be K-State's version of Obama  :dunno:

man. that's a good question shacks. i don't think there has ever been a black willie. i do remember one fball game a while back where regular willie was there for the first half and then some fat left handed willie came out after halftime. so there has been a fat left handed willie for at least one half of a fball game. was the black guy also fat and left handed, because if so i'd say he's got a shot at it at least.  :dunno:

He wasn't fat, don't know if he was lefthanded

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 09:22:45 PM »
weird thread.
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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 09:24:27 PM »
weird thread.

screw you rams. take it to the phog if you want to get racist. this place doesn't put up w/ that crap.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 09:25:05 PM »
Also, welcome to fandom. It's a beautiful thing full of beautiful things. You will soon wonder how you were ever not a fan.

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Thanks.  I'm not new to college football, I've been a huge fan of the sport for as long as I can remember.  LHC Bill Snyder was one of my favorites before I even moved to Kansas.  But I've been die hard EMAW since 2008  :kstatriot:

weird thread.

Weird forum

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 09:26:49 PM »
I kind of like this thread.


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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 09:43:02 PM »
I've seen darker complected Willie the Wildcats - but nothing farther than Hispanic/Asian/Indian.   Could have just been a well tanned Italian.
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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 09:48:25 PM »
Did he throw a shirt is that how you knew he was left handed daris?
man what an odd thing to remember. Go Cats

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2011, 09:50:48 PM »
Bet it was the lumberjack

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 10:09:07 PM »
I'm a student at Kansas State and I wasn't a fan until recently so this seems like a good place to ask.  During the Baylor game I overheard a black student saying he wanted to be Willie before he graduated.  That got me thinking.  Has there ever been a black Willie?  Seems like they would at least let him tryout so as not to appear  :opcat:, but if there's never been one before that kid's odds don't seem too good.
Tell the students to stay for the whole damn game. This tends to piss me off when i see half of it empty. :facepalm:
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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 10:17:39 PM »
I'm a student at Kansas State and I wasn't a fan until recently so this seems like a good place to ask.  During the Baylor game I overheard a black student saying he wanted to be Willie before he graduated.  That got me thinking.  Has there ever been a black Willie?  Seems like they would at least let him tryout so as not to appear  :opcat:, but if there's never been one before that kid's odds don't seem too good.
Tell the students to stay for the whole damn game. This tends to piss me off when i see half of it empty. :facepalm:

I think a lot of it is students leaving to drink at halftime and then not finding their way back to the stadium, or taking way too long to get back in.  I would never do that, but that's my educated guess.  If they would let us bring in booze this problem would be greatly alleviated.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2011, 10:18:56 PM »
I'm a student at Kansas State and I wasn't a fan until recently so this seems like a good place to ask.  During the Baylor game I overheard a black student saying he wanted to be Willie before he graduated.  That got me thinking.  Has there ever been a black Willie?  Seems like they would at least let him tryout so as not to appear  :opcat:, but if there's never been one before that kid's odds don't seem too good.
Tell the students to stay for the whole damn game. This tends to piss me off when i see half of it empty. :facepalm:

I think a lot of it is students leaving to drink at halftime and then not finding their way back to the stadium, or taking way too long to get back in.  I would never do that, but that's my educated guess.  If they would let us bring in booze this problem would be greatly alleviated.

WVU starting selling booze at games this year and made like $400k in the first 2 games...

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2011, 10:20:00 PM »
I'm a student at Kansas State and I wasn't a fan until recently so this seems like a good place to ask.  During the Baylor game I overheard a black student saying he wanted to be Willie before he graduated.  That got me thinking.  Has there ever been a black Willie?  Seems like they would at least let him tryout so as not to appear  :opcat:, but if there's never been one before that kid's odds don't seem too good.
Tell the students to stay for the whole damn game. This tends to piss me off when i see half of it empty. :facepalm:

I think a lot of it is students leaving to drink at halftime and then not finding their way back to the stadium, or taking way too long to get back in.  I would never do that, but that's my educated guess.  If they would let us bring in booze this problem would be greatly alleviated.
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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2011, 10:22:50 PM »
I'm a student at Kansas State and I wasn't a fan until recently so this seems like a good place to ask.  During the Baylor game I overheard a black student saying he wanted to be Willie before he graduated.  That got me thinking.  Has there ever been a black Willie?  Seems like they would at least let him tryout so as not to appear  :opcat:, but if there's never been one before that kid's odds don't seem too good.
Tell the students to stay for the whole damn game. This tends to piss me off when i see half of it empty. :facepalm:

I think a lot of it is students leaving to drink at halftime and then not finding their way back to the stadium, or taking way too long to get back in.  I would never do that, but that's my educated guess.  If they would let us bring in booze this problem would be greatly alleviated.

WVU starting selling booze at games this year and made like $400k in the first 2 games...

KSU will never do that, this state has some very backwards and asinine blue laws.  Riley County is better than most of Kansas when it comes to stupid alcohol laws, but the entire state is backwards about it.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2011, 10:26:45 PM »
I'm a student at Kansas State and I wasn't a fan until recently so this seems like a good place to ask.  During the Baylor game I overheard a black student saying he wanted to be Willie before he graduated.  That got me thinking.  Has there ever been a black Willie?  Seems like they would at least let him tryout so as not to appear  :opcat:, but if there's never been one before that kid's odds don't seem too good.

he's a cat you dipshit, having him prowl the sidelines would be bad luck for everyone
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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2011, 10:27:06 PM »
Think how much k-state would make if they started selling drugs at the games.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2011, 10:40:19 PM »
man. that's a good question shacks. i don't think there has ever been a black willie. i do remember one fball game a while back where regular willie was there for the first half and then some fat left handed willie came out after halftime. so there has been a fat left handed willie for at least one half of a fball game. was the black guy also fat and left handed, because if so i'd say he's got a shot at it at least.  :dunno:

I remember that game. We scored upwards of 65 points, and the regular Willie simply could not do that many push-ups after each score. They put in the second string Willie who had much bigger butt.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2011, 10:45:58 PM »
Did he throw a shirt is that how you knew he was left handed daris?
man what an odd thing to remember. Go Cats

50 pounds heavier and fist pumped/lead cheers with his left arm non stop style. it was surreal. like original willie got sick or him mom died or something v bad happened and emergency willie had to be called into action.

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2011, 10:55:19 PM »
Think how much k-state would make if they started selling drugs at the games.
ya and then somehow we could smuggle some unscented stuff into the away teams locker room to make them play like piss!  :excited:
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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2011, 10:55:50 PM »
Think how much k-state would make if they started selling drugs at the games.

Would love to get some mushrooms at halftime

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Re: Question about our mascot, Willie the Wildcat
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2011, 11:01:14 PM »
Remember when Notre Dame had a black leprechauan?  That was weird.  Black willie wouldn't be as weird because Willie represents an animal and not a race.