Friday, January 26, 2007

D-League mascot to make sweet love with Stanford Tree

OK, that headline's a bit misleading -- there will not be any love-making between two mascots. Not that we know about, anyway.

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.

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.
Oh, so that's where Loren Woods is.

Here's more:
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."

9 comments:

NFL Adam said...

Upgraded, eh?

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

they fucking made me! i couldn't get to the dashboard without switching over...bastards!

NFL Adam said...

Bastards. I hope I wont be assimilated.

JMC said...

oh crap. that means I probably need to switch. I like the labels thing though!

JMC said...

ok I switched. What the hell's the difference? other than the labels?

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

not sure. i too like the labels. it makes referencing things i've written lots of posts about nice and easy...

Signal to Noise said...

The labels are nice, especially when I want to go back and find old photos to re-use.

NFL Adam: Resistance is futile.

insomniac said...

I just made the switch too. The only thing that was a problem was my archives, but it was an easy fix in the settings.

Mini Me said...

Seriously though what is up with this mascot. HAHA. Obviously he isn't talented enough to be an NBA mascot.