BYU Wins Holy War

BYU Wins Holy War
George, like Collie and Harline before him, is now still open!

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Wife's Outburst: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of College Mascots

What are the five best and worst mascots in the NCAA...

The Sept. 2, 2008 "Daily List" on ranked the top 5 college mascots:
1.  University of Georgia--UGA VII
2.  University of Colorado--Ralphie
3.  St. Joseph's University--the Hawks
4.  Stanford--Tree's
5.  Florida State--Chief Osceola

Um...yea.  I don't agree with this list.  Here is my list of the 5 best and 5 worst mascots in college in no particular order.

5 Best College Mascots:

1.  LSU--Tiger: I was a tiger.  I used to live in Slidell, Louisiana.  The school I went to was also the tigers, and their school colors were green and white.  They picked their colors from Tulane and their mascot from LSU.

2.  University of Alambama--Crimson Tide: Did you know that a Crimson Tide is a particular type of algal bloom found in the Gulf of Mexico?  Good name for a school that is on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.  The only thing that doesn't make sense is how do you associate algal bloom with an elephant?  It is the coolest mascot and the only school the have an elephant!

3.  Youngstown State University--Penguins:  Penguins are synonymous with love; however, their mascot doesn't look very loving.  He looks very menacing, but warm at the same time.  His eyes say, "Don't you dare cross me!" Yet, his cute scarf and fins are begging for a hug. Currently in the Missouri Valley Conference, Youngstown (0-2) is last.  Maybe because they are synonymous with love, they can't win a game??  Keep a look out for them on Oct. 4 when they play Southern Utah.

4.  BYU--Cougar:  What kind of cougar fan would I be if I didn't include BYU in my top 5?  Look at the cougar on the prowl.  The cougar fits well in with the Rocky Mountains.  

5.  Xaviar University--Blue Blob: Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends is one of my favorite shows.  When I saw that their mascot looked like Bloo, I had to include Xaviar in my top 5 mascots.  Look at the resemblance!!

5 Worst College Mascots:

1.  George Mason--Gunston:  Apparently George Mason just gave their mascot a name.  They never classified what it actually is.  It looks like a cross between a bear and a dog.  As you all know bears are the number one threat to America; therefore, Gunston is a threat to America.  He may look cute and cuddly, but on the inside he is a human killing machine--very deceptive.

2.  Wichita State Univeristy--WuShock:  What is this guy?  He looks like Frankenstein gone wrong.  This is scary.  Maybe this was the first Frankenstein, but the yellow just looked wrong and not scary enough so the scientist decided to change him to green??

3.  University of California-Santa Cruz--Banana Slug:  So apparently banana slugs are real.  I don't know if I would want to be a slug.  They are slimy, gross bug-things.  Can the UCSC students not eat salt for fear they will shrivel and die?  Maybe this college has the lowest intake of salt in the nation.

4.  Trinity Christian College--Trolls: When I saw this, I thought it was a Disney or some other cartoon character.  Maybe the girls basketball team rubs his tummy for good luck? Imagine if your mascot looked like this troll?  

5.  North Carolina School of the Arts--The Fighting Pickle:  This school and any other school who has food as their mascot needs to be shot!  So is it illegal to eat pickles here?  Mark had me google this and get multiple verification that this is legitimate.  Yes, it is.  I found it on multiple websites.  No wonder this school has no athletic teams.  Nobody would take you seriously if you were a fighting pickle.

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