Even Tebow couldn’t fix this guy.

Over at the New York Times’ college sports blog, The Quad, they’ve started the march on the countdown of the 120 teams in D-1 football, from worst to best.  Bringing up the rear is Western Kentucky, which sports what must be the one of the most er, uh… curious mascots on this level, Big Red.

This is what you get when your nickname is the Hilltoppers. (Photo courtesy Greg Barnette)

This is what you get when your nickname is the Hilltoppers. (Photo courtesy Greg Barnette)

Honestly, I have no idea what that represents.


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15 responses to “Even Tebow couldn’t fix this guy.

  1. godawg

    I think he represents a hill as in “Hilltoppers.” His head is round like a knobtop. Don’t know for sure, but that’s my guess…

  2. Dog in TN

    It’s politically correct. What more do you need in a mascot?

  3. RedCrake

    I disagree…this mascot is highly offensive to people with 3rd degree burns.

  4. BigOldDawg

    It looks like the wooly bugger that used to chase me through my dreams before Theron Sapp broke the drought…cept it was Gold.

  5. 81Dog

    This mascot looks like a 250 pound blood clot. Maybe they should change their mascot to “The Fighting Corpuscles.”

  6. Bulldog Bry

    Flashback to HR Puffenstuff.

  7. NRBQ

    Zit with legs.

  8. digidy dawg

    Looks like a huge red penis, he’d better keep away from “Timmy T”. He would try to circumsize it, or put it mouth around it ’till the swelling went down. Could go either way.

  9. J

    Big Red is awesome!

  10. Daniel

    Best mascot outfit in the country, although he has to be seen in motion to be appreciated. The lower half of the “face” – the jaw I suppose – flops around independently of the rest of the body.

    It’s surreal, noble, maybe even a little erotic (I’m just saying what we’re all thinking).

  11. Savannah Mike

    That guy is definitely amazing

  12. dean

    How ’bout a Cherry Popsicle. All that’s missing is the stick up his …..

  13. uhhmmm…looks like he’s already been “fixed”…

    And Daniel – I’ll take you at your word with the surreal and noble. But erotic…brother, I don’t believe I’d’ve told that… : )

  14. Rusi

    Whatever….he has always just been a red version of Grimace….

  15. CLTDawg

    That thing can’t hold Grimace’ jock….