NYT March Madness Graphic...with faux Michigan mascot...

Submitted by Sextus Empiricus on March 14th, 2018 at 12:26 AM

Spot the UofM mascot?  If we can't choose to not have one...we might as well choose our own. 


For some reason they don't like this one...


Every other school depicted is official and easily recognizable. Not sure if I miss that. Thought this was worth a post. March Madness ... soon.



March 14th, 2018 at 12:35 AM ^

I would like a mascot that changes every game. Preferably a scared-looking doppelganger of our opponents mascot to instill uncomfortable feelings in the other team and fan base.


March 14th, 2018 at 8:36 AM ^

But why stop at "scared"? For instance, we could:

- Have our QB wear the flayed skin of a Spartan.

- Burn a Scarlett Knight  at the stake.

- Kill an actual Nittany Lion a week before the game and leave it's carcass to rot on the Penn State sideline.

- Show a video of a group of children capturing, beating, and killing a Buckeye mascot, then cracking open it's skull to eat and bathe in the Chcolate and Peanut Butter gore.



March 14th, 2018 at 12:45 PM ^

It's not our mascot.  It's one that State put out on their field to mock Michgian.

Note the number "97", as if to mock us being forever stuck in 1997 the way Yankees fans used to wear blue and red "1918" caps to mock Red Sox fans last World Series win (at the time).




March 14th, 2018 at 1:25 AM ^

kinda badass relative to all the other ones. Just kinda kickin' it in the boat, but looks like he could just up and kill everybody at the drop of a hat. 

I'll allow it.


March 14th, 2018 at 1:55 AM ^

I just overlooked it because it didn't look as terrorizing as i'd imagine the wolverine to look. However, the placement and the eyeballs on the gentleman from VA with the cavalier attitude could not be better done. I am imagining these two will be the ones to settle the whole damn shouting match and if he's becomes too damn insouciant, one swing of that right claw will do the trick. 


March 14th, 2018 at 7:12 AM ^

Wichita State's team name is the Shockers. It refers to shocking -- harvesting -- wheat. Their mascot is anthropomorphic wheat. As you may know, "the shocker" is a hand sign simulating a rather graphic sex act. Wichita State fans have adopted this symbol to the point that it's on the cover of SI or any ESPN broadcast of a WSU game. This is an earnest congratulations to Wichita State fans for making a sex gesture so commonplace nobody bats an eye.