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Reader: I'm sick of Colorado's state flag, because the design is spammed everywhere

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Yesterday, we shared a Ranker list of the best state flags, and noted our objections to Colorado's finishing twelfth. When we shared the post, we asked readers about their faves and got some highly opinionated responses -- including this dis of the ubiquitous big "C."

Adam Aedro Drotar writes:

What makes all flags better than Colorado is that no other state is so lame they spam it on every design possible.

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seanhhamilton
seanhhamilton

Adam Aedro, I have three more flags you "should" be annoyed with: Maryland, Texas, and South Carolina

Dan Griswold
Dan Griswold

Dumbest comment ever (the one in article).

Daniel Donaven
Daniel Donaven

I like our flag it has a lovely simplicity to it and a clean design . So up yours foreigners

Kris Herzberger Potter
Kris Herzberger Potter

It's okay, but truthfully, when I first saw it, I thought it was some kind of communistic banner....with a big Red C for Communism. I totally get it now....Colorado...... color red....okay.

Oscar Mejia
Oscar Mejia

I love this state and it loved me back.

Sohum S
Sohum S

So move back to Pennsylvania.

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

Colorado isn't just a state. Its also a state of mind. People should be proud of where they come from and or are living now. I love the flag, love the fact that so many people embrace it. U don't like it then leave!?!? What i am tired of is people wearing some generic cali grear. And then talking about how its the best state ever. If u love it so much go back there and tell all your cali friends how much colorado sucks. And not to come here.

Sean Pazier
Sean Pazier

People in the internet age just turn it out and burn it out. It begins to become cheapened. People are making a buck though and I understand that.

Scott Miles
Scott Miles

I am a sixth generation Colorado native. I want to see it everywhere. I think if you are a carpetbagger living in my state it should be tattooed on your ass.

Lynn Stiles
Lynn Stiles

Love it or leave it stop the Californiaization of Colorado.

Latifah Abdul'laah
Latifah Abdul'laah

I'm a native and its so a part of our existence here, I don't even notice it. Sounds like a personal problem and they should move. Coloradoans are proud of where we live!

Sean Post
Sean Post

The Flag is awesome! Leave it alone!

Ryan Davidson
Ryan Davidson

From Pennsylvania love the Colorado flag as much as my home state! Because america rules! Who cares what your flag is?

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

But Matt: Colorado is the Easy to Draw State

Matt Morava
Matt Morava

Colorado is an arbitrary state... One of the few states with no natural (river, mountain chain, etc) boundary to separate "us" from "them." Western Slope has always been closer in spirit to Canyon Land, the South like New Mexico, the Eastern Plains like Kansas, and the North like Wyoming. The mountain towns are their own and that leaves the Front Range which is so diverse politically that if Stephen King were writing, "The Stand" now he'd only have to go as far as Colorado Springs to find a home for Flagg. (The Chosen Ones would still live in Boulder.) As a native, you know Colorado has never had an identity, beyond skiing and the Broncos, much less a group of people to rally behind it... The Colorado flag on everything is east coast/west coast marketing and the people who came up with it are outsiders and the people who wear it are outsiders and I'm totally okay with it. That's right, you're not from Colorado but Colorado loves you anyway .

Chris Cook
Chris Cook

Why would seeing it all over bug you? Its like saying youre sick of the American flag, which is on almost every street corner. Its called pride. Maybe you should figure out where yours lies? Obviously not here in CO

Sean Pazier
Sean Pazier

Colorado native. Love the flag. Getting fatigued from overexposure.

Mark Milbauer
Mark Milbauer

Alaska has a very marketable flag too. Illinois does not,

Jamie Ontiveros
Jamie Ontiveros

Love the Colorado flag, clearly that person isn't from around here.

Paul N Joni Campos
Paul N Joni Campos

Like anything else in life, we have choices! That being said, if you dont like the logo marked stuff, don't buy it! Easy enough, and no one has to move out of the state!

Christopher David
Christopher David

A simple design lends itself to creative interpretation more so than a complicated design; that's why there's so many logos incorporating the Colorado flag. Same with the Texas, New Mexico, and many other straight-forward flag designs. It's also why you don't see a lot of logos using, say, the flag of Pennsylvania. It's too damn busy what with its depictions of detailed horses, eagles, ships, haystacks, plows, and writing.

Amanda McGregor
Amanda McGregor

Have you not been in a skate shop lately and seen the ridiculous amount of California state flag crap? Who cares. Either embrace the flag or go back to whatever place you came from and bitch about your own state flag. If you don't like seeing the flag on everything don't live in a state with so much tourism.

Susan Danford Geffre
Susan Danford Geffre

There is a state to the West and one to the South- waiting for you. Adios.

Doug Hubka
Doug Hubka

Is this reader your new Schumck of the week ?

Mary Jane Martin
Mary Jane Martin

Love it and proud of where i live... if this person is annoyed that sounds more like a personal problem. just move

Laura Harkness
Laura Harkness

He does have a point, however, I have it blasted all over everything...my car, my snowboard, cargo box, coolers, at my home, etc...I love our flag.

Luke Bochmann
Luke Bochmann

I think the Colorado flag is best state flag and I'm from Iowa originally.

Eric Valles
Eric Valles

Yeah this person is just a stick in the mud, theres a thing called pride

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

Becca when I move I will wear the Colorado flag as a hobo diaper down 16th street just for you ;)

princesshaylay
princesshaylay

lol colorado DOES suck. cali bends colorado over in just about every way possible. coming from someone who lived there for 10 years

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