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    Hello, everyone. Stumbled across this site via google when I was searching for confidence help. Glad to know I'm not the only bigger guy out there with confidence issues. Looking forward to conversing with you all!
     
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    Welcome, sit back and enjoy the show.
     
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    Welcome to our cracked corner of the universe. :smile:
     
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    Welcome.

    You may want to reduce the size of that pic in your sig a little! - NOt everything on this board has to be HUGE! :smile:
     
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    Welcome, Man!

    Just a question:

    What exactly is a Nitanny Lion?:confused:
     
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    Welcome to the site.
     
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    It's the mascot for Penn State.
     
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    i Acutually knew that, I mean- what IS a nittany Lion? can you see one in a zoo?
     
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    From our friends at Wikipedia.org:

    "The Nittany Lion is the mascot of the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania in the United States. It refers to the mountain lions that once roamed nearby.
    The mascot was the creation of Penn State senior H. D. "Joe" Mason in 1907. While on a 1904 trip to Princeton University, Mason had been embarrassed that Penn State did not have a mascot. Mason, of course, did not let that deter him...he fabricated the Nittany Lion on the spot and proclaimed that it would easily defeat even the Princeton Bengal tiger. Upon returning to campus, though, he set about making his invention a reality. In 1907, he wrote in the student publication The Lemon:
    "Every college the world over of any consequence has a college emblem of some kind—all but The Pennsylvania State College... Why not select for ours the king of beasts--the Lion!! Dignified, courageous, magnificent, the Lion allegorically represents all that our College Spirit should be, so why not 'the Nittany Mountain Lion?' Why cannot State have a kingly, all-conquering Lion as the eternal sentinel?"
    Mountain lions had roamed on nearby Mount Nittany until the 1880s, when they were eliminated. The origin of the name "Mount Nittany" is obscure, the most commonly accepted explanation being that it is derived of Native American words (loosely pronounced as "neet-a-nee") meaning either "single mountain" or a protective barrier against the elements."
     
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