Happy Independence Day to everyone here from the KCCGD blog. Even though it says Kansas City, I’m down here in Austin for good but it doesn’t matter because it’s all American baby. More on that change here in a couple of months. In the meantime, I was going through the mascots that I’ve yet to look at from this year’s Phil Steele’s Top 50 list, but since today is a very special day we are going to forgo that and head straight into a patriotic mascot. What I pulled out of my stars and striped hat was the Virginia Cavalier and CavMan.
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Phil Steele’s 2011 College Football Preview is hot off the presses and it’s that time of the year to go over mascots in Phil’s Top 40 (or 52 in this case) that have yet to be covered. The list is fairly thin this year but there are a few surprises left. This week is no slouch. I’m going to check out yet another Trojan but this time it’s T-Roy from Troy. With Troy being in Alabama, their football and their tradition is a big deal and T-Roy exemplifies that. There’s a strange wrinkle to this story, however. The tradition of stealing mascots live on as T-Roy is currently missing!
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Man what a crazy roller coaster of an offseason for the Big 12. Who would’ve thought a year ago that the Big 12 would be rocked to its very knees and survive probably one of most weirdest advances in college football history. It was like a whacked out game of Axis & Allies. Welp Germany didn’t win and neither did the Big 10. So here we are going into what is the last season we will ever see for this 12 conference league. Who will come out on top? Roll dice to find out (er read below).
Continue reading Big 12 , er 11, er 10 Predictions for 2010
Here we go with the final week of mascots we’ve yet to touch that fall in Phil Steele’s Pre Season Top 40 and the #2 ranked Ohio State’s Brutus Buckeye. We’re not sure if it’s the excitement of football season kicking off this Thursday or the fact that we are closing out another seasons of mascots but we are feeling good about this one. Brutus is a giant buckeye. We’ll find out this week just what the heck it is and gauge whether the returning Terrelle Pryor will help lead his team to BCS Championship Game. We’re chomping at the Buckeye Bit so let’s get rolling.
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Big Al’s in the house this week as we are one more mascot away from completing the top mascots that we have yet to cover from Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40. The #3 Alabama Crimson Tide won the big shiny ball last year and look to repeat this year with returning Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram carrying the rock. The competition is hot in the SEC and what better hot weather animal to have around as a mascot then the elephant known as Big Al. We were just as confused as you may be as to why a team by the name of Crimson Tide employs and elephant mascot. We’ll find that out as well as how we think Alabama finishes out the season.
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The #7 Florida Gators from Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 rankings are the next victim in mascots we haven’t covered yet that make the list. The gender appeasing dynamic duo of Albert and Alberta welcome our wagon as we tool on down to Gainesville and check out how these Gators chomp. Last year, the Gators were led by one of the greatest college football players to ever live, Tim Tebow (yeah that’s right, we said that). This year, they are without him and are looking to fill the huge void left. Will the emptied spirit of the once very inspired Gator football team be rekindled with the help of these two costumed carnivore’s? Let’s find out.
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Another week of mascots and we cracked the top ten of Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 with the #9 Miami of Florida Hurricanes and their mascot Sebastian the Ibis. Just what is an Ibis? How the heck does it go with Hurricane? We’ll answer those questions as well as blow through Sebastian’s somewhat fiery past. Some say the Hurricanes are on the cusp of being back this year. Mr. Steele believes that they are Top Ten worthy. Now let’s find out if Sebastian is just as worthy.
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Media days are over and camp is about to start. College football is in the air! We aren’t there yet but we have the last top 5 mascots we haven’t covered in Mascot Monday from Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 list. This week, we have #13 Virginia Tech and it’s lovable little Hokie Bird. We’re going to answer just what the heck is a Hokie as why and turkey is the mascot for a college sports team. If we ever had this feature run through the football season, Hokiebird’s feature would absolutely fall before Thanksgiving. It’s not November and the Hokies are projected to be tough so let’s see what the bird has to offer.
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Rolling on through Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 standings and reviewing the mascot on the list we’ve yet to check out, we find ourselves at number 15 and Auburn’s Aubie. There’s also a confusing status in the War Eagle we’ll take a look at. The Auburn Tigers are a former national championship team and the mascot has won a couple himself. This year, former Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik looks to take the winning attitude down there to the next level, and Aubie looks to follow suit. This week we find out of Aubie’s suit is up for and try figure out just what the heck War Eagle is.
Continue reading Mascot Monday: Aubie and War Eagle(kinda)
This week on Mascot Monday we take a look at Phil Steele’s #21 pre season top 40 team in South Carolina and their costumed buddy Cocky. Yes, the Fighting Gamecocks have a high falootin’, arrogant little bird named Cocky. We’ll find out whom he took over the job from as well as some other moments in Cocky’s history that let him to his current winning attitude. We’re counting down the rest of the mascots we’ve yet to cover leading up to the final Mascot Monday of the year. After that, it will be football time and no more mascot for the rest of the season. Now, let’s check out Cocky.
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Off season continues for college football and we’re rolling through Phil Steele’s Preseason Top 40 for our Mascot Mondays. This week, it’s #33 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the inanimate Ramblin’ Wreck and buggy Buzz. So we ran into one of the few abstract mascots last week and now we have something solid in an old timey car. On top of that, there’s a giant costumed Yellowjacket. Where one was born from the history of its region, the other comes from the affectionate nickname of the products of the students work in South America. Buckle up, folks, we’re going for a ride through the ATL. Don’t forget the bug spray.
Continue reading Mascot Monday: Ramblin’ Wreck and Buzz
Okay so we were a couple of days late, but when you combine moving the KCCGD headquarters, ‘Merica’s birthday, and yours truly’s birthday, time gets tight. So here we are sitting in the middle of the week after a long haul and holidays pumping out yet another mascot to review for Mascot (mostly) Monday. This week we hit up Phil Steele’s number 34 ranked preseason team in Stanford with its official and unofficial mascots. The path to having a color be a mascot had some controversial bumps, while the path for the tree just seemed plain goofy. That said, we’re glad we’re back at the keyboard to bring you another mascot to munch on.
Continue reading Mascot Monday: Cardinal and Tree
We’re inching closer and closer to a new college football season and we are counting down the mascots that have yet to be profiled on Mascot Monday, using Phil Steele’s Pre-Season Top 40 Rankings for 2010. This week we are looking at #32’s Middle Tennessee State’s Blue Raiders and their mascot, Lightning. He’s kind of this Pegasus looking thing that came from a line of mascots wrapped in some controversy. The other interesting note from this week’s entrant is just how high a Sun Belt Conference team made it in the rankings. We’ll get to that and Lighting rocking the stage so let us strike right through this.
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The year of Kansas State wasn’t so much of a year as it was an eternity. There were mediocre hopes going into the season, despair running through the season, mania during the end of the season and into the offseason, then back to a numbed out mediocre hope of building a solid team. There are still burn marks on my belly from the selt belt holding me in from the ride the Wildcats took me on in the last year. Right now, they are known as the Mildcats. They brought back an old legend to patch up the nuclear meltdown and now are looking to rebuild. Let’s take a look and see how they will stack up coming into the 2009 season.
Continue reading Kansas State Wildcats Football 2009 Preview: More Like Mildcats