Mascot Warning

Submitted by SagNasty on October 6th, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Not sure if this has been posted, but on the mden website you can buy a mascot head!

Please god no!

New Era Child Fuzzy Michigan Mascot Hat    

 

Edit: New Era Child Fuzzy Michigan Mascot Hat ,,

 

 

Comments

triangle_M

October 6th, 2011 at 1:02 PM ^

I think there can be a playfulness / self-parody to a 30 something wearing the "mascot" hats.  Unfortunately for every one person who "gets it" there are 30 that think you are an idiot.  I don't like those ratios.  Also if something were to happen, who is taking the guy wearing the plastic Wolverine hat seriously?

74polSKA

October 6th, 2011 at 10:07 AM ^

We need to see the cup as half full.  Maybe having a bunch of crazy fans in the stands with these mascott heads will be the official mascott.  Fans feed off the other fans more than some contrived on field mascott anyway.

Edit:  You forgot to mention this is child's size.  This could still answer the perceived need to have a mascott for the kids though.

74polSKA

October 6th, 2011 at 3:51 PM ^

They have the king of all contrived mascots.  How could anyone say "fear the nut" and take themselves seriously?  If a Buckeye is named that because it resembles a deer's eye, why wouldn't you use some kind of a bad ass Turdy point buck type mascot? 

My dad's from Western NY and he calls them the horse chestnuts.

PeterKlima

October 6th, 2011 at 10:39 AM ^

Is that really so weird for Halloween coming up? 

Making a post out of this is as dumb as the person who read the "boilerplate" language in the Alabama game contract and suggested the sky might be fallin because "mascots" get in free to the game.

 

Get it together people.

SagNasty

October 6th, 2011 at 10:45 AM ^

You may be right, but the mden has a holiday section and this thing is not on that page. If they remove it from the site after halloween maybe you're right. I only posted it because I wanted to make people aware that it exists.

go16blue

October 6th, 2011 at 10:10 AM ^

I would ask everyone who hates the idea of a mascot to email dave brandon and tell him what you think about it. Organizations like this get a surprisingly little amount offeedback, so you can truly make a difference by doing this.

El Jeffe

October 6th, 2011 at 10:23 AM ^

I for one welcome our new mascot overlords. I'd like to remind David Brandon that as a trusted MGoUser, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in his underground money caves.

Six Zero

October 6th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

They have a history of being granted an inexplicable permission to mess with official brands.  Remember that Claw/Block M Logo a few years back...?

nyc_wolverines

October 6th, 2011 at 10:45 AM ^

AD Imperius is smart ... Float trial balloons, find the right product and then market the heck out of it. By 2014 we will have wolverine willy competing in the Capital One mascot challenge.

Wolverine Pride

October 6th, 2011 at 1:06 PM ^

Dear Mr. Brandon,  I understand college athletics is about money and I applaud your efforts to maximize income to keep the M machine moving forward.  However, in my opinon, ANY mascot will hurt the M brand and make us appear cheap.  The only exception would be a large, real wolverine roaming the sidelines, but I doubt that would be safe.  Thank you for listening to your supporters who spend many MILLIONS of doallars a year on tickets, merchandise and donations.

Edit:  What makes this flamebait?  Am I missing something, have never had this before.  Thank you.

ChetChill

October 6th, 2011 at 11:46 AM ^

 

of a mascot, I think it would really help getting a younger crowd get into the games.  I mean, there is nothing I enjoy more than going to a college football game and being surrounded by children aged 2-10 waving at the mascot on the sideline, not making noise on critical fourth downs, and just being general ass-clowns about the rules of football.