College football season is right around the corner. It’s time to look at the most serious topic in college sports, mascots. There are animals, people, mythical creatures, and even a big red blob. Here are the top 5 mascots in today’s college football.
5. University of Georgia – Hairy Dawg
Hairy Dawg, the Georgia Bulldogs mascot on his own is nothing special, but the moment he walks into the same camera lens as Uga, the real bulldog, magic happens. From the floppy ears, to the protruding fang teeth, to the wrinkles, there’s just nothing quite like seeing a caricature meet the real thing.
4. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns – Cayenne
This little known mascot makes the list mainly because of his name, Cayenne. The Ragin’ Cajuns are known for their creative pepper logo, but naming a mascot after the species of pepper the logo represents is simply brilliant. Not to mention, they made the pepper look angry, which makes him so much spicier. (See what I did there)
3. University of Oregon Ducks – Donald Duck
It’s Donald Duck. A full paragraph explanation is not needed.
2. Texas Christian University Horned Frogs – Superfrog
Fun fact, according to TCU’s admissions website, the horned frog has actually been the school’s mascot for longer than Texas Christian has been the name of the school. But that’s not why Superfrog is in the silver medal spot on the list. It’s because of the comically large smile that often makes him look confused. Football mascots are supposed to be fierce, fiery, and intimidating. Superfrog looks either thrilled to be here, or not sure where he is. Also, it’s hard to not love a frog that’s constantly giving you the puppy eyes.
1. Michigan State University Spartans – Sparty
Sparty is the definition of a football mascot. To start out, he’s completely ripped. If you saw a man with arms and legs as toned as his in the gym, you would feel inadequate, imagine how rival mascots must feel when Sparty comes to town? He’s decked out in protective gear including a sweet helmet, wrist cuffs, shin pads, and an custom fit armored chest plate. The fact that he’s not carrying a weapon just goes to show he’s such a badass, he doesn’t even need one. Look carefully, he’s wearing a skirt. But would you bring it up to him? Didn’t think so. Even in years when the Michigan St. football team is down, they always dominate the battle of mascots.