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Uga VIII: Unleashed

October 13, 2010

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Georgia coach Mark RichtIt’s no secret that the Georgia Bulldogs have struggled mightily – both on and off the field – so far this year. Currently 2-4, the Dawgs have hit some rather unsavory benchmarks to help remember the relatively young 2010 season: First three consecutive losses since 1990, first 0-3 SEC start since 1993, and 11 player arrests, to name a few.

Some have blamed the much talked about 4-game suspension of Georgia’s marquee player, WR A.J. Green, as the primary reason for the team’s rather lackluster performances. Others have cited the fact that a new defensive coordinator (Former Dallas DL coach, Todd Grantham) and an entirely new defensive scheme have necessitated growing pains simply too great to overcome. Still others have suggested that the game has passed head coach Mark Richt by somewhat, and that he’s been far too slow to adapt and change to a college football landscape that’s radically different from his days as Florida State’s Offensive Coordinator, and even his earlier part of his more recent years as head coach in Athens.

Russ - Uga VII's replacement - steps down as Georgia's mascot this weekendPerhaps most curiously, however – albeit jokingly, I assume – some Georgia fans have scapegoated the stand-in mascot, “Russ,” as the source of the woe in the Classic City (he does have rather noticeable liver marks, after all).

Russ took the place of Uga VII last season, after the latter’s untimely death. Filling in nicely, Russ witnessed an upset victory over bitter rival Georgia Tech and a Liberty Bowl win against Texas A&M prior to suffering the debacle of the 2010 season.

Regardless of how much Russ’ legacy may be maligned or appreciated, a new era of Georgia Football begins this Saturday when Georgia formally introduces the next in a long line of storied – all white? – English Bulldogs for the homecoming game against Vanderbilt. Say hello to Uga VIII, after the jump…

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Meet Wenlock and Mandeville: 2012 London Olympic mascots

May 20, 2010

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London unveiled their Olympic mascots yesterday. That’s really all I should have to write and you could infer the rest by simply staring at the picture. However, that’s not the effort that earns me 20 dollars every 3 months from this site so I SHALL PUSH ON!!!

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Meet the Evergreen Geoduck

April 20, 2010

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You have to applaud Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington for having a sense of humor when choosing their mascot so many years ago. They could’ve gone the safe route and given the world another Eagle, Tiger, Panther, or Bulldog. No, Evergreen went with a bit of local favor and chose a Geoduck, which is a mollusk native to the Pacific Northwest. A mollusk.

This particular mollusk has quite a phallic appearance(pictured below), which further adds to Evergreen’s sense of humor in their motto, Omnia Extares (or, “let it all hang out”). The final piece to this undoubtedly hippie-inspired, (possibly)intentional humor is the school’s fight song.

The Geoduck Fight Song

words and music by Malcolm Stilson, 1971

Go, Geoducks go,
Through the mud and the sand,
let’s go.
Siphon high, squirt it out,
swivel all about,
let it all hang out.

Go, Geoducks go,
Stretch your necks when the tide
is low
Siphon high, squirt it out,
swivel all about,
let it all hang out.

If anyone has a copy of the fight song actually being played please let us know! I keep trying to attach it to tunes I already know and nothing seems to go well.  Until then, read up on the Geoduck, check out the picture below, and watch a video of the mollusk with the most school spirit in action!

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ACC Tournament’s Mascot Night may or may not have stooped to new low

February 16, 2010

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ACC Women's Basketball Tournament Mascot Night has a conspicuous absense

This promotion poster looks rather innocent at first, doesn’t it?  Let alone the enticing value presented by the 4-4-4 deal, how could one not be drawn in by the inescapable psychological comfort something called “Mascot Night” induces?  Well, that’s how they get you.

As you’ll see (after the jump), there’s something quite ominous about this year’s ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament…

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Toronto Raptors Mascot Eats Cheerleader

February 12, 2010

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San Diego Chicken eating a baby.  Drowning puppies?As if having to watch their team play the Nets wasn’t punishment enough, fans that actually stuck around for Toronto’s February 3rd half-time show were treated to another horrific display: The Raptors’ mascot devouring (and escaping to an undisclosed location with) one of the team’s cheerleaders.

Would you rather see The San Diego Chicken or Tony Gwynn drown this beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog puppy?Disgraceful, indeed, but if you’re like me, you have an uncanny level of fascination, and thus allow for a rather large margin of error, with all things mascot. 

As a hypothetical: The San Diego Chicken, as opposed to, say, Tony Gwynn, drowning Bernese Mountain Dog puppies makes the act slightly less morally reprehensible, doesn’t it? Crazy, but true.

With that in mind, until further evidence comes to light, I’m assuming that the cheerleader simply had it coming.

Thanks to DBJ for the tip.

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