golfnut69 wrote:As far as I am concerned the Pelican can be retired and given to the University of Louisiana in Laughette, since it is the State Bird
I agree. Likewise with the ancient mariner type guy. I don't think the popularity of the Angry Wave is nearly 99%, though it's pretty popular. When I was at Tulane most of my friends called it "the Douche". As in the sound a Wave makes when it curls/breaks. The Gumby-looking mascot on the sidelines (manned by a fraternity brother) was not popular at all, as it looked silly.
I'm anxious to see the final product from Blaine-Kern.
Gumby made me wish I went to Stanford so I could root for the fearless redwood mascot knowing it intimidated the opposition.
Meanwhile was it 1979 or 1981 when LSU brought the 25 foot inflatable Mike the Tiger balloon and right before kickoff the SD police made them deflate it as it was blocking views of spectators? One of the Tulane RBs was later quoted (my paraphrase from imperfect memory), "When that Tiger deflated, I knew we were going to win." And of course, we did. So yes, I guess mascots matter. A 99%-er for Angry Wave.