Right, because no school has ever had a good looking mascot. Nice straw man yo.
Mascot(!) Panic Thread
That Eutetic thing looks like its fixing to get banned from stadiums for touching other mascots inappropriately
Great RISD penis mascot reference. I've always admired the balls (pun intended) it took to do that
the cheerleaders got second place at that competition. Way to represent Michigan.
I found out about the mascot about a week ago but was trying to figure out the best way to tell the MGoBlog community. We can over react to situations like this.
only appearance at the Big House. The jet pack guy swoops in, grabs the mascot, and deposits it from a great height over East Lansing (the only place in Michigan where Mascots belong).
Just a thought, but would people be pposed to those? Is it just the wolverine costume that people hate?
I would love that, especially put it in a cage by the opponents lockerroom.
But the PETA assholes would be on Michigan faster than Bobby Petrino was on his mistress.
that wouldbe pretty cool. But why wouldn't PETA like it? Other schools have live mascots, e.g. LSU...
Because those insane people think it would be like harassing the animal and other ridiculous things like that. See at LSU, they don't give a shit. About anyone's opinion. Their coach eats grass for God sake.
And they get a ton of shit from PETA over it. I remember reading somewhere how PETA wanted to replace the Georgia Bulldog with a robot version
Let them boycott.
They also have another one of it in a #17 football jersey.
Is that the video unveils some delectable midriff baring outfits, and all anyone can talk about is the dude sweating his balls off in the Florida heat wearing a furry costume.
They actually have a mascot division at the NCA competitions.
Were we required to have some kind of a mascot in order to compete in that competition? If so, it may not necessarily be a sign of the apocalypse.
Freshman for me and first year for Bo!
I'm not sure why everyone's surprised, he said he would do this.
In other news, Joe Mathis saw the mascot and said it is now his favorite mascot, more to change tomorrow.
This isn't just a slippery marketing slope anymore, it's a metal dorm food tray at the top of the Arb on a snowy January night. We're going to take that ride, consequences be damned. Turn up the Pop Evil.
If it looks like a tough, mean thing I'll be for it. I don't wany any smiling, goofy looking thing. I also don't want one that looks like it's constipated (sparty).
If they must, GIVE ME MEAN DAMNIT.
I was at the Victors Classic as an alumni cheerleader. The current cheer members there for the spring game said the mascot is limited to the competition only (thankfully) FWIW. In NCA competition, teams are awarded points for having a mascot, thus they had to have one. No doubt it could be a slippery slope but I (want to?) believe it is not slated for general use at this time.
Michigan switched from UCA to NCA (different competitions, same company) because UCA is in early January and we are usually in a bowl game (first world problems!). They are considering switching back due to conflicts with final exams (NCA is in April).
In my haste to help cease panic I only skimmed the board posts and apologize if this has been covered. ps FWIW the current cheer members also strongly disliked the mascot.
A former cheerleader that reads MGoBlog. Marry me?
Yep I'm a lurker, but addicted. Pretty sure I bored my fellow alumni team members with trivial knowledge of the recruits and embarrassed myself welcoming them to Michigan as they walked by on the sidelines. Thanks a lot, MGoBlog. And I don't think my crush on Shane Morris is age-appropriate. Then again, most of you guys have one too, so I guess it's ok.
Have you even had your back rubbed by a cloven hoof?
maybe she digs ungulates?
With like, facts and stuff.
Sorry to disappoint, MW. /s ...now if the team wears those crop tops in the Big House I'll start my own panic thread. I don't expect much support on that point around here, but I don't think those things are classy at all.
I mean, I'd rather look at that than a mascot, for obvious reasons, but I've always liked how our cheerleaders have looked like, well, cheerleaders, and not like there should be poles on the field, like some southern teams. And when they pull out those yellow tops for big games, that's plenty sexy while still staying classy.
As long as they don't bring out those tennis mom white polo shirts again....
I understand this is a panic thread....but for those who wish to be comforted, no need to worry just yet. Using a mascot in the cheer portion of the cheerleaders' competition gives them bonus points.
Click on the "score sheets" link
Then look at page 3 of the score sheets
You'll notice it says "BONUS" and gives the team points for 'Effective Mascot Incorporation'
Therefore I don't believe it's a Dave Brandon master plan to introduce a mascot but instead a way for the cheerleaders to do better in their competition. And I also believe the cheerleaders have been using a mascot in their competitions for multiple years and we have yet to see it during a game of any sort. Soooo no need to push the giant red panic button just yet
You sir, are truly a visionary. You joined this blog over a year and a half ago, waited silently in the shadows, knowing full well that in a moment of crisis, you would be there to avert disaster. I must say, I will sleep better at night knowing that we have a guardian watching over us, ready to launch his desperately needed wisdom at the appropriate time. Until the next crisis is upon us, I bid you farewell.
Well you sir are very welcome. However FWIW not everyone who reads this blog is a "sir"....no need to be jumping to conclusions. Until the next disaster, I bid you farewell.
Oh snap! Fyi though, judging by your username, I figured you were the Les from Hardcore Pawn
It's almost as good as the guy who signed up in 2008, then had his first post a month ago when people were wondering what the Gymnastics team was going to do while Crisler was being renovated
Damit, it wont embed. Darth Vader says Noooooo .
It looks like a monkey or a weasel or something, so I am sure it can't be our mascot.
that would be acceptable to me, is a real LIVE wolverine....and we get to wrap a bloody porkchop necklace around the opposing mascot. Let chaos ensue. Profit?
No porkchop needed. That's what is so awesome about a wolverine.
This is worse than when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
I thought that Pop Evil was bad...
At least that maize looks pretty maize-y.
Searching for positives here.
From two different girls on the Dance Team that this mascot will be gracing our sidelines in the near future. If not this coming year, the following one for sure.
I was told that there were a few prototypes and the Athletic Department settled on the one pictured above.
Again, take it FWIW.
I'm actually becoming quite alarmed by this whole situation. Again, I'm not positive of the inevitability of this occuring, but I was in a box for the spring game and some corporate-types wearing M gear were discussing incorporating a Wolverine mascot. Generally, their conversation seemed to be favoring the idea and their wives were also pretty enthusiastic. Apparently this is more of an attempt to reach out to a younger crowd and for the mascot to make appearances as AA-area events, like Pioneer HS games.