Monday, August 14, 2006

Yes, there is a mascot Hall of Fame

It's been a tough few months for the mascots of America. We've had piles of fun with the Stanford Tree (whether it's drinking or being rebellious) during the winter, Benny the Bull had a brush-in with the law last month, and just this past Saturday night, T-Rac of the Tennessee Titans, plowed his golf cart into the Saints' Adrian McPherson .

But let's take a step back from all the off-the-field drama and recognize six very special mascots that will be inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

As you can see in the photo, we would like to congratulate the following mascots for their superior mascotry:

-Utah Jazz Bear (a fucking bear? Why not, um, a saxophone?)
-The Houston Rockets' Clutch
-KC Wolf from the Chiefs (probably good thing they went with a wolf, rather than, say, a man portraying an indian chief in an overtly stereotypical way).
-Aubie the tiger
-Bucky the badger from the other UW
-YoUDee from Delaware. YoUDee is a Blue Hen. Don't know about you, but we've never crossed paths with a blue hen.

Now we weren't aware that there was a Mascot Hall of Fame. It's one of those things that just goes under the radar, we suppose. But it's good to recognize the best of the best in the world of in-game entertainment. And the Mascot HOF appears to be located in Philadelphia. So if you're in the area...

These mascots have gone above and beyond -- on and off the field -- to bring smiles to children, charity to those in need, and to cuddle with hot chicks without taking any heat for it.

And soon, this mascot will be inducted. It's just a matter of time.

Here's to you, the mascot class of '06! (Clink, clink).

In other news: Longtime NFL linebacker Junior Seau has decided to call it quits after new Dolphins QB Daunte Culpepper didn't invite Seau to the team's boat party.

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