April 3rd, 2012 at 4:43 PM ^

I voted for Hagerup, but the Raptor is a better gif.

The perfect ending to the Raptor is how the tail pauses, and slowly collapses onto the mascot.  Pure gold.


April 3rd, 2012 at 4:52 PM ^

I don't like to give up on anything Michigan sports related, but it's a lost cause to vote for Hagerup.  The panel has clearly made their overwhelming decision and the voters are following suit.  Also, to be honest, if I wasn't such a U of M homer, I'd vote for the raptor in a heartbeat.


April 3rd, 2012 at 7:54 PM ^

Raptor, you take my breath away with your comedic timing and your sublime fall too your inflated face.  I cry from your GIF over and over and over and over untill I have no tears left, my ribs hurting, moist tracks down my cheeks, redness in my eyes and complete thankfulness that the offices are almost empty tonight as the endless rotation of my wailing laughter, hyperventilating, revenge of the nerds laughter and wezzing sobs fill the room.

THANK YOU RAPTOR. thank you indeed

Signed: A graciously in defeat M fan


April 3rd, 2012 at 9:36 PM ^

Although very funny and well executed, the Raptor is fake!  

There is a longer video of it on You Tube and he falls twice before the fall you see in the GIF, including falling down the stairs.  It's just a performer in a mascot suit doing a shtick routine he's practiced over and over.  Just another clown at the circus

Hagerup's terror is stone cold real, for the whole world to see and enjoy.