Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – The Mascots – They Are Part of the Family Too.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – The Mascots – They Are Part of the Family Too.

As the college football fanatics count down the days until kick off, we learn today of a sadness and a happiness regarding school mascots.

On the sadness side for all my LSU relatives and friends, Mike the Tiger was diagnosed with cancer.http://www.tmz.com/2016/05/23/lsu-tiger-mascot-diagnosed-with-cancer/?adid=hero2

Mike is indeed one of the most beautiful (and scary) mascots in all of college football. He will be provided with the best care possible to live his days in comfort. Would somebody living in Louisiana please go take a picture of Mike for me? I will repay you by renting my front bed room to you on Thanksgiving weekend for no charge.

On the happiness side for all of my friends who had to go THE University of Texas in Austin, their new mascot Bevo XV will be on the sidelines at the Longhorn vs Notre Dame game on September 4. Yeah – a Longhorn Steer and a Creepy Leprechaun.

Bevo XIV passed away from cancer last year. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/05/23/bevo-mascot-chosen-returns-to-texas-sideline-in-2016/84816762/

It really was strange to not have Bevo on the sidelines during the last football games. However, I do not think the missing mascot was the reason the Longhorns lost all of the games.

Was it really necessary to note that the premier of Bevo XV marks the 100th anniversary of its appearance with a victory over Texas A&M? If Bevo XV is “very gentle, smart and curious” as they say, then Bevo knows, The Aggies no longer care about the rivalry. We’ve got LSU.

Running Reveille (800x533)

6 responses to “Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – The Mascots – They Are Part of the Family Too.

  1. Axe’em!!!

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  2. Two-legged live mascots such as Lumberjacks are definitely part of the family.


  3. Better watch out…I’ve got contacts in Shreveport who could be staying with you Thanksgiving! You don’t want that! Trust me! Crazy LSU fans!

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  4. My Louisiana relatives get first choice. Remind them BYOB! Crazy LSU fans is redundant. Wait so is Crazy Aggie fans.


  5. Janne Swearengen

    You know my thoughts and feelings on animal mascots…especially wild animals. Two-legged mascots are fine…animal ones are not. I feel so sorry for Mike the tiger and all Bevos.

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  6. I am pretty much with you on the wild animals mascots. Still undecided on the others – like dogs – specifically, Reveille.


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