Osceola and Renegade

It is another home game in Tallahassee, Florida and Seminoles fans are ready for another exhilarating game. As you look out into the crowd, you can see a sea of garnet and gold. The fans here are extremely passionate about Seminole football and they make sure to let everyone know by their tomahawk chants. OOOOO! OOOOO! as if an Indian tribe were rallying together to attack an enemy village. As I stood there in the stadium, I was pretty intimidated myself. Luckily I had a FSU shirt on so I didn’t feel threatened!

As the fans simmer down and adjust to the electric atmosphere of Doak Campbell stadium, everyone looks down on the field at the main event, Osceola and Renegade. Osceola is the man, and Renegade is the horse. All the fans stand in awe and respect of Osceola and Renegade as Osceola wields the flaming spear. After a moment of silence, Osceola runs to the middle of the field and throws the flaming spear down at the middle of the field. This excites the crowd even more and gets them pumped for some Florida State football, throwing down the proverbial gauntlet. Honestly, I even considered transferring to Florida State so I could see Osceola throw the spear every home game! All jokes aside, this is something that every college football fan needs to experience at least once in their lifetime.


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All my lifetime, I’ve only been to one Florida State game, and I can say that the experience is pretty chilling. To see all the fans in awe and silence for that small amount of time is truly spectacular. FSU has a great tradition in Osceola and Renegade that seems to have withstood the test of time. So the next time that you are at a Florida State game make sure to get there in time to experience Osceola throwing the flaming spear down at midfield!

*Section Photo and Featured Photo (above) credit to Stephen M. Dowell, Orlando Sentinel

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