Today's Wonder of the World is...The School Mascot!
Rah rah rah! Sis boom bah!
This post idea started when I found the NCSU graduation picture for that yummy post on Krispy Kremes. Remember?
All these NCSU memories came flooding back.
And you can't think of NCSU without thinking of Mr. and Mrs. Wuf.
Mr. Wuf is nice
but I like Mrs. Wuf best.
Isn't she cute?
When I was a kid, my parents would take us to NCSU football games. We'd tailgate with two other families, and then the adults would go sit in the stadium seats and the kids would wander around and play in the Wolves' Den, the grassy expanse opposite the scoreboard. (Can you imagine setting kids free to do that today? No way!)
Anyway, one time I got hurt--just scraped from doing gymnastics on the bleachers because I thought I was Wonder Woman, and I had to go to the first aid station. And who did I find in there? MRS. WUF!
I was starstruck! Then right before my eyes she took off her head and there underneath was a slightly sweaty girl with a long ponytail just like mine! And she said in a deep southern accent, "Do you have a safety pin cause I split my pants." It was a memory I'll treasure for ever and ever.
Years later I was a student at NCSU and my good friend and suite-mate came back to the dorm with exciting news. Guess who was the new Mrs. Wuf? MY FRIEND KIM!!
Hey Kim, if you're reading! I'm still excited for you!
The other reason this post came up is because Sarah got her final high school transcript in the mail. I started thinking about her school, and its mascot crept into my brain.
Here it is:
Now I'm sorry, but that is a lame mascot.
The letter R with an arrow through it? Come on.
The team is the Warriors, and they used to have an Indian Warrior.
Don't get me wrong. I completely understand why they took the Indian away. If I was a Native American, I probably wouldn't appreciate people hopping around, pretending to be me, always on the war path.
But couldn't we just switch mascots all together?
There are plenty to choose from.
There are a lot of Clemson fans at her school. We could be the tigers.
Is it my imagination, or does he look a little glassy eyed?
But perhaps I'm sensitive about this subject. See my high school mascot?
Yes, that's really it. We were The Capitals. Because we were near the State Capitol Building.
Yes we did. We had a capitol dome for a mascot. No wonder no one volunteered to dress up like it at basketball games. Where would you put the eye holes?
Another mascot that puzzles me is the Demon Deacon of Wake Forest.
I'm a deacon, and I just can't see the resemblance.
Although it might be fun to wear that hat.
USC's mascot is the Gamecock--you know, roosters bred to fight each other to the death.
I may be biased--I didn't grow up in South Carolina--but I'm not sure an illegal gamecock projects the right image for our state.
Although he does look pretty sweet. Just lay off the birdseed a little, Cocky.
(I'm not calling him arrogant. That's his official name.)
He may look nice, but I still won't get too close. Because you never know what might happen!
Have a Wonder-full Thursday everyone!
And thanks Flickr for the public photos!