UPDATE: It looks like the widespread panic about this may be a little premature, according to a follow-up post on this same subject.
Those of you who hold on to and value traditions understand what it's like when someone messes with those things you've held dear.
That's exactly what a bunch of Michigan State alums and backers are going through right now in the wake of the news the school's logo might be undergoing a transformation.
The classic Spartans gladiator helmet will get a makeover this spring, according to Heather Swain, Assistant Vice President for University Relations, and the school will make an official announcement in April.
The reported new design is, in a word, awful.
Again, this logo took two years of work.
Unofficially, there certainly appears to be a high level of backlash. The poll attached to the MLive story currently has 84 percent of people in favor of the old logo, as opposed to 6 percent favoring the new one.
To me, it looks like a cheap clip art piece. I'm not sure what is wrong with the classic Spartan head. And, it feels like this is all about the dollar, which makes it even worse.
Does anyone out there care to defend this new logo, or are you green-and-white-blooded readers as upset as I am about this?