The Austin Toros' mascot, Da Bull, nearly cost the D-league team a win the other night.
The mascot, known as Da Bull, prematurely ran onto the court and hung from the rim with .4 seconds remaining, apparently to punctuate center Loren Woods' breakaway dunk that gave the Toros a four-point lead over Colorado.Oh, so that's where Loren Woods is.
While hanging from the rim, the Toros detailed in a news release Thursday, Da Bull collided with a Colorado player. At the point of contact, the mascot's head, to his horror, fell to the floor.
The Toros were assessed a technical foul. The 14ers' Von Wafer made the free throw, but Rick Rickert missed a 3-pointer that would have tied the score as time expired.
Da Bull was suspended for two games and assigned by the team to 50 hours of community service. A replacement mascot will perform in his absence; Da Bull is expected to return to duty Feb. 2 when the Toros play the Bakersfield Jam.A few things:
1. Was there alcohol? Like with Tree?
2. Just 50 hours of community service? Throw him in the fuckin' clink!
3. The team is named the "Toros," so shouldn't the mascot be called El Bull?
4. When El Bull's head came off, it was discovered that James Earl Jones was playing the part of the mascot.
(Big ups to tipster "kickers_suck" and With Leather for the story).
In other news: According to sources, despite being injured, Yao Ming led all Western Conference players in All-Star voting because, "he's Asian."