This is why you don’t hire guys in animal costumes to work your birthday party. Apparently depth perception is a problem inside those giant heads.
We just love the creativity of the British soccer mascots. A few years back, one dress like a ram took an opposing team’s flag and used it as mock toilet paper. Others are known for doing equally vile things . . . sometimes to their own fans.
This time, we have a mascot for the town of Dunfermline–known as Sammy the Tammy–who decided to build a small cardboard tank, then drag it out onto the field during the match and point it at the 2500 visiting fans for the Raith Rovers, while the public address system put out the sounds of several cannon explosions. As you might guess, the Raith fans were not amused, filed a complaint and now the Dunfermline team owners are promising an investigation into the matter.
Source and image from New of the World. (click on link to see larger version of image)
The Ooks Lizard, who appears to have made his own outfit from stuff he found at a thrift store, decided to mess with the opposing cheer squad during their routine before a college basketball game in Lethbridge, Canada. He made one fan angry enough to run out on the court and take him down. No word on whether it was the lizard’s antics, the tension of the impending game, horny-ness for cheerleaders, or simply a burning hatred for bad mascot costumes that caused the tackler to snap.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For those of your who are not familiar with Ron Artest, he was an NBA player involved in the infamous “Malice at the Palace” incident between the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers on November 19, 2004, at The Palace of Auburn Hills. A fan allegedly threw something at Artest following a scuffle with the Pistons and he went into the stands looking to kick some ass. He is not, however, a team mascot. His head is just abnormally large and he doesn’t like it when people point that out like we just did. Oh, crap. Lock the doors and put up the Ron Artest Alert System.
Vanderbilt University has a mascot named “Mister C”, and the ‘C’ must stand for “Clobber”. That is exactly what this man-handling mascot did to one of their own fans last night during the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Tennessee Vols in Nashville.
Mr. Clobber “got a little carried away” when he climbed into the stands, grabbed a fan by the left shoulder, and gave him a good right hook square in the face. As the fan was knocked back, Mr. Clobber kept on swinging! His follow up shots did not land, but it certainly shows that the intention of the man behind the mask was to hurt this guy for some reason. The news caster says he was just trying to rile up the fans, but I don’t know about that. In the video, it looks like Mister C made a bee line to the fan for the sole reason of giving him a knuckle sandwich, or two, or three.
The poor fan left holding what looked to be a newspaper or schedule to his bloodied nose.
I think the Vol’s mascot is Smokey. I don’t know where he was, but I bet he was laughing his ass off.
Here is what was on Nashville’s news channel 4′s website (video from ESPN below):
Vanderbilt University’s mascot “Mister C” got a little carried away Tuesday night during the basketball game against the University of Tennessee. During the game against the Vols, the mascot climbed in the stands and punched a Commodores fan in the face. The fan left the game with a bloody nose. Apparently Mr. C. was just trying to energize the crowd but got a bit overzealous.
The good news? Professional lacrosse has finally come to Boston! The bad news? It seems the only way to get anyone to watch is to have hot babes compete to give the team’s mascot, Scorch, the best lap dance.
Right there in the middle of the court, or pitch, or whatever you call the surface they play lacrosse on. A guy wearing a giant plastic head sat in a chair while raunchy music played and scantily clad women did their best to get him aroused, just like at the local strip club. If that sounds like good old fashioned family fun to you, well, we don’t want to be at your family reunions.
Needless to say, most of the “normal” fans in attendance at the game were not amused . . . and, apparently, neither was the Boston Blaze management. Our guess is that they will likely cancel the “Pole Dancing Moms” event scheduled for next week.
Here’s the full story from USA Today (YouTube video of the event is below.)
Many of the 8,536 fans at TD Garden on Saturday night, especially those who brought children, were stunned as several women competed to give the team’s mascot the best lap dance, grinding to the blaring rap song Low. Several expressed their anger on the team’s Facebook page, as the New York Daily News notes.
The Blazers’ brass rushed to put out the firestorm. “”The Boston Blazers halftime act for Saturday’s game was clearly not executed according to plan. We are extremely disappointed with elements of the halftime show,” said Blazers president and general manager, Doug Reffue. He said it wouldn’t happen again.
Will the Mascot Madness ever stop? This time we have the University of Cincinnati Bearcat mascot at a game Saturday against Pittsburgh while was snowing. The mascot starting throwing snowballs and people returned fire. Cops asked him to stop, he didn’t and then guess who got arrested? Was it the worst thing we’ve ever heard of a mascot doing? No, but when the cops ask you nicely to stop, it’s usually a good idea to do so . . . even if you do have a giant head on.
Here’s more on the story from Cincinnati.com, with a brief video of the incident below:
A snowball fight broke out between the crowd and the mascot around 1 p.m. during Saturday’s 28-10 loss to Pittsburgh at Nippert Stadium, causing police to kick out the Bearcat. M. Robert “Bobby” Garfield III, 22, of Montgomery was cited with disorderly conduct and was last seen heading to the office of the Athletics Department, which has declined to comment on what disciplinary action would be taken.
Garfield is a senior at UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and, according to UC’s Website, was a 2009-10 senior class officer. “He was throwing them at the crowd and so of course, people threw back and missed him and hit other people,” said UC Police Capt. Jeff Corcoran. “The officer asked him to stop and he took exception to that.” At one point, Garfield shoved the officer and both ended up on the ground, he said.