Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The most exciting piece of news in the world yesterday was the announcement of the Insight.com Bowl pairing of the Minnesota Golden Gophers versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Imagine the excitement of both the Twin Cities and Lubbock at the news.

The only reason I write about this is the fact that my friend Mike N. is (inexplicably) a Texas Tech fan. His degree says Minnesota, but for some reason, he prefers a team from West Texas over his hometown. I mean, the best thing about Lubbock is seeing it in your rearview mirror... Anyway, beers and food are on the line when the Mighty Red Raiders take on the Golden Gophers...

Enough about the game--lets talk mascots. Have you seen the alternate Red Raider Mascot? If not, here is a picture of him. Does he not look a little like Zorro the gay blade? I mean, the Gophers are a rodent and all--but Zorro as your mascot? C'mon. One more mascot picture because I think it is so cool and it is from the only time the Golden Gophers were good at football (think 1930-1950). How can you not like a picture of Alvin spiking a football? I'm guessing he caught a bomb from Dave (or maybe one of the other chipmunks...

2 comments:

michael said...

Easy with the bit about me living in the Midwest since I was 18. This is now the second blog you've been trying to portray me as Yankee Midwesterner. Living in Minnesota and being married to a Minnesotan are two different things. But I love Minnesota, so I'm not complaining. I'm just saying, it's not like I was an extra on Fargo.

So we have Yosemite Sam and Zorro for a mascot. But the Gophers have what looks like a groundhog for its mascot, so we're even. Plus Zorro is pretty bad ass. He gets the ladies and he'd go all ginsu on you. Can you say the same for a freaking mole?

In the meantime GET YOUR GUNS UP!! I'll be the guy in the Zorro throwing tortillas all over the bar come kick off on Friday 12/29.

Kirk said...

Will you bring corn torillas? Because you get something like 100 of those for 1 US Dollar. You might need those with the Goph's anemic pass defense...

(do they still take US dollars in Texas--or have they converted to Pesos?)