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Topic: Latest: Arizona State helmets drop their demonic homage to Walt Disney

Fri 4/15/2011 10:04a
This topic is for Discussion of Latest: Arizona State helmets drop their demonic homage to Walt Disney's Rivals reports the Arizona State Sun Devils have changed their football helmet logos to a pitchfork instead of the former devil motif. What's this got to do with Disney? Here's the relavant section...

The only major casualty of the redesign: The cartoon Sun Devil himself, Sparky, who was originally incarnated in the late-'40s by alum Bert Anthony, a former Disney artist who allegedly (and probably apocryphally) modeled the Devil's features after his old boss as retribution for being fired.

Moon Waffle
Sat 4/23/2011 8:40a
Never knew this but can definitely see the resemblence. Funny.
Sat 4/23/2011 9:04a
basil fan
Sat 4/23/2011 11:35a
Although I also see the resemblance, do you think it might be just a coincidence?
Autopia Deb
Mon 4/25/2011 8:17p
Regardless of any real or imagined Disney connection, the little dude is quite dated. I'd hate to see him go altogether, but as the main "mascot"... it's time for an update.
Kevin Flynn
Wed 4/27/2011 5:56a
I've always wondered just what a Sun devil us.
Wed 4/27/2011 7:32a
I think it's related to a Dirt Devil. : )

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