Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
What is entertaining for the home fans about someone blindsiding the home team's mascot as he's leading the charge onto the field? There's a time and a place for wrestling around with the other mascot, and that isn't it. This wasn't the slightest bit about entertainment, it was some punk kid who wanted to show up the home team.
As far as not wanting attention, of course he wanted attention. He's going to brag to his buddies until the day he dies about how he got on TV for tackling Brutus. It was a "look at me" moment for some jerk and nothing else.
How many sporting events have you been to?
My first thought when I saw this was, "really? a mascot tackling a mascot made news? I've seen that a thousand times in my lifetime."
So how on earth could anyone reasonably expect this was going to make news? Seriously, mascots get into 'altercations' all the time. I doubt very seriously he expected to get any news out of this, much less TV time. It's a real stretch to think he expected that much attention. I saw the video and frankly, had we not been told differently by the media, I wouldn't have known this wasn't just part of the normal mascot behavior because this is pretty common.
As far as "there's a time and a place for wrestling around with the other mascot," really? What is the time and a place? I've never seen a book on mascot behavior. I don't know how any of us can say there's a right time and a wrong time. Mascots are there for entertainment, as I said. Guess what? This was pretty darn funny with minimal risk of injury. I grew up in a family of Buckeye fans, and most of my friends are Buckeye fans... most everyone I know thinks this is frickin' hilarious. I honestly don't see why there is some sensitivity over the incident. People need to relax and have a sense of humor about things.