Two mascots fighting and tackling one another is rather common. It's not even always scripted. Unfortunately I had to listen to two hours of drunken stories from a former Brutus telling me occasional tales of things he had done/had done to/from other mascots. There is a lot of this stuff that goes on and it's not even always planned--which is why this whole thing makes no sense.
Further, so he got his five minutes of fame. Thing is, I really don't think he did it for the attention. Do you really think he expected to be on ESPN? Really? The fact that this has gotten so much attention could have never, ever been expected by anyone.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
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.
Maybe I am starting to show my age, but I don't think it is funny. It wasn't scripted, and totally uncalled for. It wasn't part of playful endszone shenanigans. I was not entertained, and I would venture to bet a large number of people in attendance were not entertained either.
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
Maybe this kid can walk on and play for Michigan in their secondary.
I think it's very doable.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
It was the best tackle Ohio University had all day.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
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.
The only ones not entertained by this mostly seem to be (sensitive?) Buckeye fans that seem to grumble when ESPN says something bad about them, when Jim Tressel is accused of anything that makes him look less than perfect or (apparently) when Brutus is tackled. I think this is another case of Buckeye fans sometimes being a bit insecure. And hey, look at my screen name, I'm not a Brutus hater (hint)
Last edited by Brutus; 09-21-2010 at 04:32 PM.
I'm as big of a Buckeye fan as you're going to find and I thought it was pretty funny. The fact that the only reason he tried out was to tackle Brutus actually makes it funnier if you ask me.
Honestly the only thing that would have warrented the type of reaction its getting is if the guy that is Brutus would have been injured and I don't believe that is the case.
Mascot's fighting = Hilarious
It's all about experience when it comes to reality.. or what one shapes as their reality