Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our 2013 college mascot scares the SH*T out of me, but not as much the 1955 one

Like the headline reads, our new logo for the Creighton University Bluejays could scare the blue right off a bluejay. It either didn't spend enough time in incubation, or was shoved out of the nest a little too early and is suffering from mommy problems, or perhaps he built his nest at the Fukushima power plant. Either way, our Billy Blue just went from "curmudgeon" to "out for your blood."

While I won't be buying any Creighton merchandise picturing this new SOB anytime soon, it certainly won't appear in my nightmares like this guy...

Yeah, totally crazy right? This guys used to be our mascot! He looks like the kind of mascot that got in trouble for petting bunnies to death. He looks like he has a skin disease that ruffles his feathers – a contagious one.

Whoever drew up this 1955 guy clearly didn't get the point of the assignment. Do you think the head of athletics in 1955 noticed his son had recently begun to draw? "Hey, Timmy, that's a nice attempt at a pigeon... how about you take a stab at drawing Creighton's mascot..."

This reminds me of the old 2007 White House Easter Egg contest. Every state in the country submitted a work of art from an Easter Egg. Indiana, breathtaking. Kansas and Louisiana, quaint but cute. Viginia and Vermont, detailed to the extreme. And there's Wyoming... Poor Wyoming. Did no one give you the memo, or did you never learn to read?

And that is what our old logo is - The Wyoming egg of college basketball. And trust me, you never want to be the "Wyoming" of anything in any analogy.

Yes, our new mascot is fierce. But this old guy, is bat-sh*t crazy. I wouldn't want to run into him in a dark alley. He is a bird that can't be reasoned with. Bring back the old mascot! Because the 1955 Billy Blue, like the Wu Tang Clan, ain't nuthin' to f*** with.


Debby Lake said...

They look good fun, I think there will be many like it.

Debby Lake said...

They look good fun, I think there will be many like it.