WTF does a blue dog have to do with a Wolverine??
OT: Please make it stop - mascot stuff
Words fail to describe how bad those designs are...
No, just no, if this is in earnest.
let's have both and name them Maize and Blue.
And just to fuck this up some more, let's name the blue one Maize.
I kind of like it, I've noticed there are no toys to buy for young children to make them Michigan fans. I mean I'd probably buy a few mini-Wolverines, and it wouldn't hurt to have them on the sidelines to amuse the kids at the game, and I think it makes Michigan seem more "professional" and could helps with recruits who are just using college football as a stepping stone to the NFL.
Unless we start recruiting 5 year olds, I don't see a recruit picking a school based on the mascot.
MDen has this pillow pet:
I think that's enough.
I will never understand. I may have considered buying one if it was, you know, a wolverine.
Can I interest you in a fox?
I have that one on my desk at home, along with a wolverine I picked up at the Natural History Museum. The best stuffed wolverine I have is from the WWF but even he doesn't look fierce enough. I guess to show my wolverine love, I'll just stick to pictures from the zoo.
My daughter owns that pillow pet.
This is kind of weird looking, Says it's a beach ball:
I've been a Michigan fan my whole life without having any family members go there before me and I never once wondered where their mascot was. You know what brings in fans? Guys like Denard.
I've been a M fan as long as I can remember. The winged helmets and winning tradition is why I love M.
There are a half-dozen or more different styles of Michigan-garbed plush teddy bears; at the M Den right now you get a free "UTL" teddy bear with a $200 purchase:
So the notion that there aren't any cuddly M things to buy for kids is wrong.
Next, if you think that it might make the atmosphere of Michigan football more "NFL," I suppose that you are right, although NFL mascots are all mostly so awful that collegiate mascots look good by comparison.
But if you suggest that it ought to be a goal of Michigan football to present an NFL game-day experieince, I could not disagree with you more. My default decision-making, absent any better reason, is that if the NFL does it, Michigan ought NOT to do it.
btw: Did the "Mascot Books" website crash? Or did they pull it down?
I own that and am grown.
THAT is a Wolverine.
The second one sure looked like this guy.
yup. i've never even seen that movie and the first thing i thought was definitely "that's stitch"
Schid is a schloth
Mascot....we don't need no stinkin' mascot!
these are a complete insult to all that is michigan.
the only thing that would even be remotely close to acceptable is having another live wolverine on the field.
I just can't decide which ones worse.
The answer is both. Or B.
"You can't get your picture taken with a Block M," he told the magazine. "Mascots are really embraced by the youth demographic and we want to take advantage of that, for all the reasons that are obvious."
...we disagree, Dave Brandon.
I think I wouldn't even be mad.
Looks like I just slid down the slippery slope....
...they beat you to the bottom, I think.
Looks like one of the mascots on that Chappelle's Show skit about STD's. A mixture between crabs and herpes.
Emmy or bust. This is the only mascot that I endorse.
Either that or a giant inflatable Brady Hoke about the same size as BD's Mongo Man that walks around pointing and pooping gold all over the field.
We need to think way outside the box for our certainly inevitable mascot. I nominate these guys (they're not doing anything right now and could be had for cheap)
...and the guests were asked to dress as the abstract concept of their choice. A female friend went as the color blue. There are possibilities here.
(And yes, she looked good....)
I want a live wolverine on our sideline, sparty and brutus would be intimidated by it. Those two furries look like they would get their lunch money stolen and be forced to lick dog poo by other mascots.
The one with the butt-cut looks like he's spinning vicodins on his fingers. Not a good message for the youth.
My wife thinks the walking block M looks like it has snot comng out of its nose
I'm really confused. I've been a Michigan fan since I was a kid, yet there was no mascot around to hold my interest. How the hell did I become a Michigan fan at such a young age if there was no mascot? It sounds like I defied all logic and reason.
I dont even know WTF that first thing is. It looks like a dog that got the shit beat out of it and tattooed a winged helmet on its head.
Make us look really stupid and then put an O on the front disguised as a zero.
I especially hate A. But I especially hate B.
I randomly looked up the facebook profiles of this Mascot Books company and their CEO cited in the article, and he's a Virginia Tech alum. This has to be his way of getting back at us for the Coale non-catch. Conspiracy!
I blame Marcus Vick
I nominate Franken Berry from the hockey games to become the permanent mascot.
He dares to diss Count Chocula....
Why does B have Tom Crean's haircut?
this better not be another ploy by brandon....
this is Meechigan "ferGodsakes." we do not need a fucking grad student walking around in a costume that will probably look like a fucking bear. nor do we need to bribe little kids to become Meechigan fans by having a cuddly wolverine.
wolverines are not dosile or cuddly. indians have referred to them as devil bears, a single wolverine can take down a fucking moose and a couple can drive off an entire pack of wolves from a fresh kill. they are mean and non-sociable.
but I agree and have upvoted.
These do not reflect the unique culture and spirit of Michigan. I doubt Michigan can be adequately expressed in mascot form, except for Emmy the Block M.
Does anyone remember back when our cheerleaders would steal the other team's mascot and carry it to the goal post, spread it's legs and bash it into the pole? When I was a kid I thought that was hilarious and remember thinking "and they can't do that to us because we don't have a mascot!" Bring that tradition back in lieu of a mascot.
I remember that very well. Looked forward each game to seeing the opposing team's mascot get get his balls crushed (assuming the mascot had balls).
Great tradition which should be reinstated.
...I don't remember what the score was at the time but the game was a blowout and when they did that to the Wildcat and ran off he yelled and waved "come back, do it again!!!"
Like all Northwestern fans of the time, he liked pain.
When I was a kid I thought that was hilarious and remember thinking "and they can't do that to us because we don't have a mascot!"
The dynamic usually was the opposing mascot would "sneak" over to our side of the field and kidnap one of our cheerleaders. Then the rest of the cheer squad would rescue the cheerleader, seize the mascot and hilarious groin into the goal post would ensue. I miss that tradition too. Afraid it's gone for good. The internet has ruined civility between fanbases to the point that nobody is willing to ever take any kind of friendly jibe from a rival anymore.
He drew the dog blue because he's never seen a blue dog before. And to be honest, he kinda wanted to see a blue dog.
My daughter is 9 months old and she will love the University of Michigan not because they have some cheap mascot but because her mother and father will take her games and show her the beauty that is the town of Ann Arbor and the jewel that is the Michigan campus. Mascots are fucking stupid.
and same goes for my 5-year old daughter (and 6-week old one eventually).
Though the 5-year old loves her cheerleader teddy bear and 'fox' from M Den.
It wanders around Yost hiding in your photo backgrounds and laying waste to all of pretzel-kind. It is terrifying AND fuzzy.
So we can't decide what uniforms to put our players in week in and week out, and again with the mascot talk? When did Michigan develop an identity crisis, fergodsakes?
Plus my back is killing me, and I found a few gray hairs in the mirror the other day! Damn midlife.
...but i can understand why a mascot would nice to have. Everyone says that kids will love Michigan even without a mascot. Though true, I can see a mascot being one of those quick fun moments for kids to have at a game.
If Michigan were to ever have a mascot, im sure Michigan would take everyone's thoughts into account as to what it would look like.
Though i personally dont think we need a mascot any time soon, im sure we will someday ease into it.
While Lloyd Brady and Facepalm guy may not be at all games, they are better than any mascot ever. My parents were fortunate enough to sit behind lloyd brady at the game. Trying to upload a picture, but I'm lost on this site as I'm a noob. Wil be up when I figure it out, but for now I made it my profile picture on here. Maybe the last we see of Lloyd for awhile.
I thought we discussed this already and we decided that we were NOT going to pursue a mascot. How can any relationship grow when we cant get through the past. We need to move on and focus on the future.
Wait a minute, this sounds eerily similar to the last discussion I had with my wife.
Ummmmm.....No...NO...No...nO and NO!!!!!
I am not opposed to the concept of a Mascot but these????ummmm......NO
Live wolverine in a cage on the opponents sideline.