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NON-RACIST MASCOTS CAN BE RACIST, TOO

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Officials at the University of Colorado have <a href="http://dailycamera.com/news/2008/jan/13/cu-official-apologizes-for-gangster-mascot-garb/" target="_blank">apologized for the racially insensitive actions</a> 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.

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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.

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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.

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BILL POLIAN IS A REALLY COOL GUY

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Their night of passion tore the marriage apart.

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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.

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MR MET GOT SHOT – UPDATE

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While Mets fans are <a href="http://legendofcecilioguante.blogspot.com/2007/10/mets-issue-apology-to-fans-i-respond.html" target="_blank">coping with their team's historic collapse</a>, Conan O'Brien has stepped it up with <a href="http://www.deuceofdavenport.com/2007/10/poor-poor-mr-met.html" target="_blank">jokes about mascot suicide</a>.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HAW-HA!

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Everyone in the bloggerhood has already taken the opportunity to talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers' new mascot, <a href="http://news.steelers.com/article/79593/" target="_blank">Steely McBeam</a>.

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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.

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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.

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THE WEST COAST EAGLES DO DRUGS

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As has been noted here before, the West Coast Eagles of Aussie rules football <a href="../post.phtml?pk=2470" target="_blank">love them some drugs</a>.

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THE NBA MASCOT DANCE-OFF

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

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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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ELITE EIGHT: THE DEVIL’S POINT SPREAD

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I wasn't watching the <a href="http://www.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAB_20070324_UCLA@KS" title="CBS" target="_blank">UCLA vs. Kansas</a> game too closely last night because my interest had diminished in basketball after Memphis had failed to stay within the prescribed number of points of <a href="http://www.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAB_20070324_MEM@OHST" title="CBS" target="_blank">Ohio State</a> dictated by my local independent businessman.

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BAD WEEKEND FOR UNOFFICIAL MASCOTS

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It was a mournful weekend in the NFL, as superfans/unofficial mascots "<a href="http://nfl.aolsportsblog.com/2007/03/18/sad-day-for-nfl-mascots-dolfan-denny-dies/" target="_blank">Dolfan Denny</a>" (Dolphins) and "<a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17668002/" target="_blank">Crazy Ray</a>" (Cowboys) both passed away.


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