This week’s Mascot Monday takes us back to Oregon. Last year we did Benny the Beaver, now we’re doing his compatriarte in The Oregon Duck. A much more successful compatriarte as well. While Oregon did its best in its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1995 this year, The Oregon Duck kept his tradition alive and kicking. We’ll learn the strange past of Oregon University as well as the even stranger links to Walt Disney. Plus, we’ll critique the tyke like we do with every furry costumed or live mascot. So come with us on a magical journey through an Oregonian wonderland. Qaucktastic!
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It’s College World Series time and while we aren’t too hip on college baseball yet we do want to congratulate the Big 12 on getting EIGHT teams into the College World Series. On a more local note, Kansas State is still alive as they play Rice tonight for a chance to move on to the super regionals. Feeling inspired by that and the scorching weather, this week’s Mascot Monday will take a look at an advancing, number one seeded, Arizona State’s Sparky the Sun Devil. From the iterations of mascots before to the family friendly inspiration of the current Sparky, we can see that this top party school has one spicy meatball of a mascot. So while we are waiting for the football season to start, under 100 days to go by the way, and while we endure the massive ting of the aluminum baseball bat, let’s numb the senses with Sparky.
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