March 23, 2011

Blue for Blue II: A Doggone Travesty

Did you guys hear that Butler’s mascot, Blue II, a chubtastically adorable bulldog, has been banned from the Sweet 16?  What the hell is that?  How is Butler going to beat the better-seeded Wisconsin Badgers without the heart and soul of their team?  The muse that has inspired and propelled them all the way to New Orleans? He is like their loyal and drooling sixth man – the players rub him for good luck before games, and he happily chills out with a bone while the team does its thing.  During Butler’s home games, he is even allowed to wander the stands and interact with the fans.  HE IS PRECIOUS.  And this Blue II ban breaks my Duke-blue heart.
According to the douchebags over at the NCAA, live mascots are banned because “there was not enough space and because of the quick turnarounds for other events in those arenas.”  How much space does pudgy little Blue occupy?! I am irrationally superstitious, so this makes me very nervous for Brad Stevens, who is almost as cute as Blue II.  Thankfully, if they make it to the Final Four, the NCAA may allow Blue to return to his rightful place next to Butler’s bench.  Until then, listen closely and you just may hear the lonely howl of a furry meatball all the way from Indianapolis.  


  1. In the same year where you killed* UGA, this is almost too much bulldog-related tragedy to bear.

    *Remains open for speculation, but a guilty conscience says it all.

  2. Wasn't he there last year? I'm pretty sure I saw him at last years championship game, but it might have been the Duke/Butler game earlier this year.

    Imagine if everyone had live mascots (where it applied). Then imagine the Wisconsin badger getting loose during a really loud NCAA tourney basketball game. Then imagine said badger going after Blue II.

  3. i love clark kellog because it combines two of my favorite things: clark university (my alma mater) and cereal. oh and i like march madness too.

    go butler!

  4. Carrie: OMG, I totally forgot about that! (i.e., the "Just Call Me Michael Vick" post). Too funny.

    Gene: Blue WAS there last year, at least for the Final Four. And that is why the NCAA said they may let him come back this year, if Butler gets there again. But not for the Sweet 16. Bastards.

    Robin: While I do not enjoy Clark Kellog the man, I do love me some Clark U. alums, Lucky Charms, and, of course, March Madness. And I am laughing, only because I think that you meant to put your comment in the Bracket Rage post, thus proving that you really do have "problems commenting," as you said earlier.

    The three of you are so funny.

  5. Speaking of Michael Vick, who do you think would win in a fight, Blue II or Uga from the University of Georgia?