Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Tacky: Strange Team Mascots and Sportswear



First, the good and the bad (you pick what it is in both cases):

Amid a sea of lions, tigers, bears, and other sports teams with charismatic mascots, there are a few with unique or charming ones,  Here's a selection of the more unusual ones:
South Dakota Tech HardRockers
University of Delaware Blue Hens

Webster University Golorks

Centenary College Gentlemen
St. Louis University Billikens
Fayetteville Fire Antz (pro hockey)
University of Akron Zips
Idaho Vandals



Montgomery Biscuits (baseball)
University of California at Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
Willow Creek (MI) Nimrods

And now the tacky:
 
Several academic institutions have licensed sportswear that include string bikinis.  While team logo swimwear are excessive, wearing one on game day or to the game itself is over the top!
 
Go to this site to see certain examples:
 

15 comments:

Hell Hound said...

I wouldn't mind seeing a fine Georgia girl at the game rooting for the Dogs while wearing a UGA bikini top.

Meredith Price said...

Amazing. I would really love to know what some of these schools were thinking when picking these mascots xD.

I've actually seen the Fireants play before against the Knoxville Icebears :).

Duckbutt said...

What is a golork? Or a billiken?

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

A pretty gal in a UT halter? What a waste.......

Big Sky Heidi said...

Banana Slugs is by far the best!

Mike said...

It's funny that two of these are in the St. Louis area and Duck has zero'd in on both of them. I can't remember what the explanations are for them but I was at an event at Webster last night and the Gorlock mascot was there. I high fived him.

I remember the speaker at the event saying something about the head of a St. Bernard. She explained the rest of the build of the body but I can't remember what it all was.

(So he says to himself, go to the net dummy..)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billiken

http://www.websterathletics.com/sports/2008/1/8/GORLOKHISTORY.aspx

Clarissa said...

The orange bikini looks like a possibility.

Grand Crapaud said...

They have so-so biscuits in Montgomery. Still, there's too good for the Alabama legislature.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I like the slugs and biscuits!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I would like one too.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Me too

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Mike, did you wash your hands after the high five?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Apparently a bikkilen is a lucky creature, like one of those cats in Chinese restaurants.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Icebears, as opposed to Polar Bears?

Bilbo said...

There was a contest in the Washington Post years ago in which one was to pick the name of any real town anywhere in the US, and then name the local high school sports team. My favorite was the Lackawanna (Pennsylvania) Underachievers, but the winner was the Broad Run Farms (Virginia) Agribusinesswomen.