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“I am the last thing they see before the lights go out.
I am the enforcer.
I am a giant killer.
I am Orange.”
I am not orange if this is the way that OSU Athletics is going to promote our football team.
We should not be using the act of making our opponents unconscious as a way to elicit a response from our fan base.
The theme of the video is basically all about gratuitous violence: We are giant killing enforcers who are going to knock you out.
This isn’t the “Beaver Nation” that I want to be a part of and/or associated with.
Update: There is another “I am Orange” video for OSU Football.
In this video, the athleticism of OSU’s football players is celebrated. It’s not about glorified violence, it’s about speed and skill…completely different from the “we’re going to knock you out” video.