UCLA BRUINS

BREAKDANCING MASCOT EJECTED, APOLOGIZES

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Fulham -- that's the Premier League team with all the Americans, including the studly Clint Dempsey -- experienced a bit of a black eye on Sunday when mascot Billy the Badger was sent off for excessive on-field low-quality breakdancing.

#MLB

MASCOT TRYOUTS ARE HARD

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Christmas Ape, the KSK stalwart who guest-edits here and at Deadspin, tried out for one of the Nationals' vacant positions in the famed President Races at RFK, and his account of the experience (with video from the Bog) is a must-read.

UCLA BRUINS

NON-RACIST MASCOTS CAN BE RACIST, TOO

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Officials at the University of Colorado have apologized for the racially insensitive actions of their mascot, which freelanced at a Denver Nuggets game without alerting the school that it would be dressed up as a racist caricature of a gangster.

UCLA BRUINS

THE END IS NEAR: OLYMPIC MASCOT ROBOTS

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In its continuing effort to show the rest of the world how great China is -- and not at all dictatorial, nope, hahaha.

UCLA BRUINS

SOCCER STREAKER GETS COMEUPPANCE

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Before you hit the "play" button, please know that this (apparently not new) video is NSFW, and not in the good way.

#NFL

BILL POLIAN IS A REALLY COOL GUY

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Their night of passion tore the marriage apart.

UCLA BRUINS

MASCOTS GET MITZVAH’D

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A lot of my Jewish friends bemoan the fact that there aren't enough Jewish athletes to cheer for in sports.

UCLA BRUINS

JAPANESE MASCOTS ARE WHAT YOU'D EXPECT

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My options this morning were (a) half-ass my way through a baseball round-up I despise writing, or (b) post this waking dream of a video, in which a mascot-like Japanese character excels at a series of action sports set to his own theme music.

#MLB

MASCOT VS HUMAN DANCE-OFF, PART 235,978

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Here's Oakland A's mascot Stamper versus some A's fan, presumably in Oakland, although I didn't hear any gunshots so that might be wrong.

#NFL

NFL MASCOTS VS. KIDS IN TACKLE FOOTBALL

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Finally, someone has harnessed the amazing entertainment power of pitting mascots versus children in football.

#NFL

HAW-HA!

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Everyone in the bloggerhood has already taken the opportunity to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers' new mascot, Steely McBeam.

UCLA BRUINS

SKULDUGGERY MARS MASCOT RACE

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The Stoke City hippopotamuses -- Pottermus and Pottermiss -- cleaned up at the annual Football Mascot Challenge in England this past weekend despite some chicanery by Hangus the Monkey.

UCLA BRUINS

STEVE LAVIN: ‘YOU’RE UNINVITED’

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Former UCLA basketball coach Steve Lavin is getting married to actress Mary Jarou (pictured), who you may remember from nothing at all.

UCLA BRUINS

THE WEST COAST EAGLES DO DRUGS

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As has been noted here before, the West Coast Eagles of Aussie rules football love them some drugs.

#NBA

THE NBA MASCOT DANCE-OFF

This arrived in my awareness courtesy the finest name in the blogosphere, J.

UCLA BRUINS

YA GOTTA BE TOUGH TO BE A MASCOT

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This is a clip from a 1992 episode of "Americana," a British show that looks into different aspects of American culture.


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