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  • Voice of Tony the Tiger dies
    Tony the Tiger fans mourning after death
    Cereal aficionados are sad after news broke today of the death of Lee Marshall, the long-time voice of Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger. Marshall, 64, has recently died after a battle with esophageal cancer TMZ reported on Friday. Tony the...
  • Human After All
    This week in America, Through the Kaleidoscope of American Indian Eyes
    When I was a child I used to love kaleidoscopes. Watching the images turn, split, come back together and divide again. That such a simple device could hold my attention for so long is humorous now. Lately, our national media and all the talking...
  • 2014 Nickname Tourney
    Who would win March Madness based on team nickname?
    When it comes to team nicknames, professional sports have nothing on college athletics. The Boilermakers. The Jackrabbits. The Banana Slugs. Drawing on regional traditions and odd local animals, colleges in every state across our great land have...
  • New Orleans Pelicans give demonic bird-clown mascot a much-needed 'facelift'
    New Orleans Pelicans give demonic bird-clown mascot a much-needed 'facelift'
    The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled a newly redesigned mascot on Wednesday, bringing an end to a brief but terrifying era in the NBA when a demonic bird-clown roamed the sidelines of the New Orleans court, spreading fear and horror to all who looked...
  • Super Bowl mascots quarrelling? Broncos, Seahawks tense at ESPN (video)
    Super Bowl mascots quarrelling? Broncos, Seahawks tense at ESPN (video)
    The big NFL game is less than a week away! The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are getting ready to hit the chilly field and the fans are streaming into the New Jersey and New York area to party. This is one big pop culture moment and there...
  • Washington Redskins unofficial mascot Chief Zee
    Sometimes change is good other times it is not
    And the beat goes onI don’t know about you guys, but I am getting a little tired. I think this on going battle for changing sports nicknames is an unnecessary diversion where in today’s world there are so many bigger battles to fight....
  • Real Indian Veterans
    A Black Eye for Red Skins, Shame On The NFL
    Last night I witnessed something truly nauseating. No kidding I actually had a visceral reaction to what I witnessed flash across the tv. There, in the middle of my weekly quasi-meditational experience otherwise known as Monday Night Football, my...
  • How did bulldog mascot tradition start at Butler University
    How did bulldog mascot tradition start at Butler University
    Butler University’s beloved Blue II mascot has passed away. The bulldog was a big man on the Indianapolis campus – and elsewhere. But why a bulldog?The story goes that Butler University was founded as North Western Christian by Ovid...
  • Butler University beloved bulldog Blue II has died
    Butler University's beloved bulldog mascot Blue II has died
    Butler University’s popular bulldog mascot Blue II has died due to complications from congestive heart failure. Serving as Purdue’s live mascot from 2004-2103, the English bulldog was 9 years old.Although he retired from live mascot...
  • Cocky
    Go Gamecocks!
    With the opening of the 2013 football season upon us, we asked ourselves, how did theUniversity of South Carolinabecome known as the Gamecocks? Well, read on.According togamecocksonline.com,the University’s athletic teams have been known as...
  • Mickey Mouse is one of the world's most famous fictional characters.
    5 famous characters
    Characters are an essential component to every story. No matter what age range a story is aimed at or what genre it is in, characters are often the most defining feature in books, movies, plays and other media that audiences most remember. Some...
  • Best football mascots in the NFL
    Best football mascots in the NFL
    The vast majority of teams playing football in the NFL have mascots. These are the best mascots in the NFL today.The New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and Washington Redskins do not have...
  • Celebrity Mascot Games
    Celebrity Mascot Games - Pictures and video
    The 20th Annual Celebrity Mascot Games was such a great event! Even better than it was last year. When I first got there, I was about an hour before the games started, the energy wasalready there, even though the mascots were not out yet. Just...
  • Wenlock and Mandeville, London Olympic mascots
    British docs angry at Mickey D. Are you McRibbing me?
    The Olympic Games are being hosted in London, accompanied by Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, described as ‘Drops of steel with cameras for eyes’. http://london2012.comOlympic mascots have historically been animals of the realm...
  • Dubs sits on the UW campus
    Dubs: 'I love being a Dawg!'
    With March Madness just about over, we say goodbye to all the teams we’ve been cheering for all season. It’s easy to forget, however, that the teams are made up of more than players and coaches. We must also include the mascots that...