View Poll Results: Pick he better cardinal and gold

Voters
105. You may not vote on this poll
  • ISU

    64 60.95%
  • USC

    41 39.05%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,145, Level: 73
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 905
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,627
    Points
    56,145
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 47

    Who decided on our colors?!

    When, who, and how were our colors decided on? There are different shades of cardinal and gold, and we've used different ones. How did these "pantones" become official?

    This is from cyclones.com

    This is from USC which is also cardinal and gold:

    Why don't we use these shades?!!



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 30,396, Level: 53
    Level completed: 59%, Points required for next Level: 454
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    price26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    2,026
    Points
    30,396
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    "Pantones" are just ways of distinguishing between different shades of colors.

    And I believe the colors Cardinal and Gold were decided upon by the students when it was up for debate.

    And if you don't like the colors and prefer USC's better, then I'd say go root for USC. I don't see anything wrong with our colors.



  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,145, Level: 73
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 905
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,627
    Points
    56,145
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 47

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    Quote Originally Posted by price26 View Post
    "Pantones" are just ways of distinguishing between different shades of colors.

    And I believe the colors Cardinal and Gold were decided upon by the students when it was up for debate.

    And if you don't like the colors and prefer USC's better, then I'd say go root for USC. I don't see anything wrong with our colors.
    Okay I'll go root for USC now because I like their colors a little better... brilliant idea.

    Over the years the shades of cardinal and gold on our uniforms have changed, so this topic is nothing new or blasphemous.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 14,446, Level: 36
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 404
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    JJ4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    WDM Side of Waukee
    Posts
    1,202
    Points
    14,446
    Level
    36
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    We went with the USC look during the Donnie Duncan era, which coincidentally coinsided with the Mack Brown assistant coach era. Gene Chizik made reference to Mack Brown when talking about gold pants.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 270,759, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures
    rworkman83's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Boone & Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    18,061
    Points
    270,759
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 60
    Given: 62

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    back in the day the Marketing offices weren't as involved as they are today. The way things work these days is it is set in stone and will be that way until we change our logo again.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 98,497, Level: 97
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 553
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tejasclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    5,803
    Points
    98,497
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 49
    Given: 34

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    We are not USC. Ergo, we should not use USC's colors. We really need stop defining ourselves by some other institution's standards--be it USC, Iowa, or whatever. I realize we are a program in search of an identity and there is no problem with making comparisons to other schools as a model of how to do it, but we can't keep living in other schools' shadows.

    I am really hoping that Chizik brings the kind of distinction and success to this school that will really help us create our own identity so we can stop hanging on all the "We should look like USC" or "Notre Dame" or whomever comments.

    Personally I love the Cardinal & Gold, but hate the Ketchup & Mustard.

    Here's a question -- if you could have some DIFFERENT color combination, what would you have?



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 50,470, Level: 69
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 680
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Broodwich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    42.186391, -93.598597
    Posts
    2,043
    Points
    50,470
    Level
    69
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    I say go with the USC Colors, or more of the colors from the "vintage" stuff from Tailgate Clothing. I love Iowa State with all of my heart, but the current colors are just too much, and this is one thing the Hawkeye fans have right. Every time I see footage from the Seneca Wallace era, with the navy blue outline on the numbers, I can't quit thinking about:





  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 27,040, Level: 50
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Cloned4Life's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    1,541
    Points
    27,040
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    We are not USC. Ergo, we should not use USC's colors.
    USC's colors look better than ours. Ergo, we should use them. Who cares if USC uses em, we've used that shade of cardinal before so it's not big deal. Just because people think the USC version of cardinal and gold is better doesn't mean we wanna be USC. I wanna be Iowa State, and have a sweet shade of cardinal to go with it. Our current just shade isn't all that great. Not bad, but not great.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 335,044, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,730
    Points
    335,044
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 73
    Given: 152

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    Fook Mi, so much to-do about our colors. I say we wipe USC off the map and use their colors.

    We are ISU. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 40,783, Level: 62
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 867
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tec71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    1,181
    Points
    40,783
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 7

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    Actually what I remember being "ISU Colors" a/k/a "Cardinal and Gold" were more similar to the "USC" colors, so I'd say those are our colors. What I remember is back when they decided to use Navy Blue as an "accent color" (which eventually morphed into a primary color) they switched from the more "classic" cardinal and gold (USC Colors) to what I would consider "Red and Yellow" (current colors). Maybe that was the same time they brought in the fighting cyclone cy and got rid of classic Chicken Cy.


    "95% of all quotes posted on Facebook are either made up or mistakenly attributed to someone famous." - Albert Einstien


  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 99,286, Level: 98
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 1,764
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CyForPresident's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Cornlands of Ayuxwa
    Posts
    5,349
    Points
    99,286
    Level
    98
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 4

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    We are ISU. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! That is awesome. And now I'm sad because I just realized I'm a nerd.



  12. #12
    Rookie Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    442
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    The whole deal is our athletic departments colors are different than the University's, the University uses more of an actual Cardinal as our color and more of a gold, where the athletic department has it a little different. I think we need to go to our university colors instead of the athletic department specific ones, we wore our colors much better in the 70's and 80'
    s, it was late Walden era when we started looking McDonald's esque which is very tacky and doesn't say tradition at all. I think we need to fight to change the colors, not dramatically, just to the same as the University


    Big Shawn, Super Clone!

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 118,867, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonenum1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    7,181
    Points
    118,867
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    Most of the complaining has been about our "gold" color. But if you look closely at the first post in this thread, the gold we use and the gold USC uses appear to be nearly identical to my eye. Only their "cardinal" is a little deeper tone than ours.

    Having said that, I have been involved in ordering uniforms and if you order "cardinal" uniforms from 5 different vendors you will get uniforms of 5 different colors.

    Only recently have universities been concerned with controlling their colors and images (in say the last 10-15 years) due to the added revenue potential of licensing your logos and colors. Back in the 80s our football team used a "brighter" cardinal color than our basketball team did (which more closely resembled the USC color above...and was maybe even a little darker)...I don't think the university really saw this as an "issue" at the time. However, today they are going to mandate continuity of all uniforms.

    I am just glad we are getting rid of the blue...accent color or otherwise! It never belonged. Those uniforms of the late 90s with all of the blue on them were terrible. I almost thought we decided to change school colors like Colorado did in the 80s...do you remember what their "old" colors were before they went black and gold????



    I cheer for two teams, Iowa State and whoever is playing the hawkeyes.

  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 56,145, Level: 73
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 905
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,627
    Points
    56,145
    Level
    73
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 38
    Given: 47

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone#1 View Post
    I am just glad we are getting rid of the blue...accent color or otherwise! It never belonged. Those uniforms of the late 90s with all of the blue on them were terrible. I almost thought we decided to change school colors like Colorado did in the 80s...do you remember what their "old" colors were before they went black and gold????
    Wasn't it something like blue & white? I think I remember their away basketball uniforms... maybe not.



  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 19,883, Level: 43
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 867
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    flander1649's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    1,576
    Points
    19,883
    Level
    43
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 6

    Re: Who decided on our colors?!

    It really seems that most people like ISU's current colors


    Kyle S. Flander

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM