Mascots In The News!
It's not often, but every now and again, we are treated to a news story related to our favorite team mascots. These articles and blog posts range anywhere from hilarious to completely outrageous. Either way, they are completely entertaining and we've made it our mission to make sure that you can find them all here. If you find a news story that we've missed, don't hesitate to let us knowNCAA Tournament Bracket 2011: Using Mascots To Determine A Champion
(March 14, 2011)
So I'm well aware that there are a lot of ways to pick your brackets during March Madness. Advancing all four of the No. 1 seeded teams to the Final Four was a bad idea, until a few years ago when it happened for the first time in tournament history. Putting a mid-major in the Final Four? Is that a bad idea? Just ask the George Mason Patriots or the Butler Bulldogs.[Full Story
Wally the Green Monster to attend North Shore Arthritis Walk (February 28, 2011)
Carol Pallazolla, Chairperson for the 2011 Arthritis Walk talks with Wally the Green Monster.
The following was submitted by Northeast Health System:
Wally the Green Monster, the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox*, is set to appear at the 2011 North Shore Arthritis Walk. Last year he joined hundreds of North Shore residents as they moved together against arthritis. A huge hit with the many children at the walk. Wally also created laughs on stage with committee members and ambassadors.[Full Story]
Colts mascot to visit Fort Wayne school (February 28, 2011)
The Indianapolis Colts and Baker & Daniels kicked off a week long celebration of ‘Read Across America’ and made a stop at a Fort Wayne Monday, as part of an effort to promote literacy in the State of Indiana.[Full Story]
25 Weird Mascots (February 1, 2011)
So you’re sitting in the bleachers waiting to cheer for your home team. A few minutes before the game starts, the energy of the spectators is pumped up with the entrance of the cheerleaders. Then enters the mascot… And the whole place becomes as silent as a tomb. The mascot is just too ridiculous for words. Who would want to cheer for the team now when the mascot is as ridiculous as the following:[Full Story]
Top ten sporting mascot moments (February 1, 2011)
Sometimes, I think it’s worth stopping for a moment and really, really thinking about sporting mascots. I mean, really think about them. What exactly do they represent in our culture? Why does an otherwise technologically advanced civilization still feel the need to dress some of our fellow humans up in oversized animal outfits and make them caper for us? And why is it so goddamn entertaining to watch them fall over? Some answers below.[Full Story]
Professional NFL Expert Picks - 2011 Superbowl XLV (January 27, 2011)
Most print publications have experts picking NFL games every week. Pegasus News, however, is different, in that we have near-flawless methodology in picking teams that will actually win. Our panel of perfect prognosticators -- Todd Maternowski and Mike Bullock -- will bring the pain each and every week.[Full Story]
Mississippi lawmaker wants Ole Miss mascot Col. Reb to rise again (January 25, 2011)
A state legislator wants to restore Colonel Reb as the University of Mississippi mascot.
State Rep. Mark DuVall, D-Mantachie, has filed legislation that would force the university to use the icon as its team mascot. His bill also would require the Ole Miss band to play "Dixie" and "From Dixie with Love" during football and basketball games.[Full Story]