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Friday, September 5, 2008

Top 5 College Football Mascots

Top Five College Mascots

Few mascots are as original as the Stanford Tree. With the return of college football, this also signals the return of something very important: The University of Georgia, recently introduced UGA VII, the latest in a long line of hairy dawgs, causing great celebration and attention. At their best, mascots should inspire and unite. Here are five favorite college mascots.

1. UGA: UGA VII will have a lot to live up to, considering the bite of some of his predecessors.

2. Ralphie: When Colorado's multi-ton Bison comes barreling out onto the field, it's a pretty intimidating sight. Especially when stuff like this happens.

3. The Hawks: St. Joe's mascot is the epitome of perpetual motion, flapping its arms nonstop as long as it's in view.

4. The Stanford Tree: Since the school's nickname is actually a color, the school uses a person in a tree costume to stand around and ironically represent the university. Still, the Tree backs down from nobody.

5. Chief Osceola: Before every game, Florida State's mascot gallops onto the field atop a horse and chucks a flaming spear into the ground.

I would have to add: Brutus Buckeye, Sparty, Buffalo (Colorado), Florida Gator, The Trojan Horse, This would be my 5.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post! Love hearing about the best mascots. Some people hate them, but I always enjoy what they bring to the game. Pretty athletic what they do out there too! I found a fun ranking of all the mascots of the NBA and decided to search for more on them. That's how I found yours.

Thanks for the post! Loved it. Here's the ranking I stumbled upon if you're interested: http://www.tchuddle.com/2011/03/happy-birthday-crunch/