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October 5, 2011, 06:04 PM
The Syracuse Orange. The Hilltoppers. A man with a nut for a head. These could be two things: a David Lynch movie or a list of mascots. Correction-a list of the worst mascots in college football.

College football is great for a ton of reasons: the tradition, the Saturdays, the tailgating, the cheerleaders. Few alumni, though, rarely look back and say, how great was our mascot?

In fact, almost none do. The University of Michigan doesn???t even have a mascot.
Sometimes the mascot is embarrassing. Sometimes it's weird-looking, and most of the time the bad ones are things that seem fun and festive until you see them in the light of day, outside of the arena and not surrounded by fans.
But who really has the worst mascot? Which mascots are booed by their home fans? Everyone has a favorite mascot, but most college fans also have a ranking of the worst of the rest.

The Stanford Tree is funny to read about, but as a mascot, there's little debate it???s not so hot. Take a look at the following list, and let me know who you'd want listed and why.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/774489-12-worst-colleg e-football-mascots-ever

(Courtesy of the Bleacher Report)
October 5, 2011  06:06 PM ET

Wisconsin actually used a REAL badger, but it was vicious, and out of control, so they got rid of it for obvious reasons.

October 5, 2011  06:07 PM ET

anyone with the name tigers or bulldogs

b/c it has zero original thought process when they named their team.

October 5, 2011  06:15 PM ET

The Tree is *not* Stanford's mascot. The Tree is the mascot of the Stanford Band. Stanford doesn't have a mascot. Unless you can find a way to represent the color cardinal that strikes fear into the hearts of opponents.

October 5, 2011  06:45 PM ET

Alabama...named Roll Tide and have an Elephant as a logo? WTF??????

Auburn...Tigers with an Eagle flying around???? WTF????

October 5, 2011  07:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

anyone with the name tigers or bulldogsb/c it has zero original thought process when they named their team.

Your right, then again, how long ago was that?

October 5, 2011  07:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Tree is *not* Stanford's mascot. The Tree is the mascot of the Stanford Band. Stanford doesn't have a mascot. Unless you can find a way to represent the color cardinal that strikes fear into the hearts of opponents.

Hmm, interesting. Good point then!

October 5, 2011  07:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Alabama...named Roll Tide and have an Elephant as a logo? WTF??????Auburn...Tigers with an Eagle flying around???? WTF????

Must be the halftime entertainment. lol

October 5, 2011  09:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Alabama...named Roll Tide and have an Elephant as a logo? WTF??????

For the Crimson Tide I think they should just have someone dress up a giant red dot.

October 5, 2011  10:01 PM ET

"Scrotie" - from The Rhode Island School of Design. Their mascot is a guy dressed as a giant scr0tum. Granted, it's hockey not football, but I think Scrotie would make a great mascot for Texas A&M.

http://tinyurl.com/23ha26r

October 5, 2011  10:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

For the Crimson Tide I think they should just have someone dress up a giant red dot.

Or a type of laundry detergent.

October 5, 2011  10:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"Scrotie" - from The Rhode Island School of Design. Their mascot is a guy dressed as a giant scr0tum. Granted, it's hockey not football, but I think Scrotie would make a great mascot for Texas A&M.http://tinyurl.com/23ha26r

Is he carrying a designer bag too? lol

October 5, 2011  10:58 PM ET

OK seriously ... in this order...

1. Stanford's tree.
2. 'Bama's elephant.
3. Syracuse Orange?
4. Virginia Tech's Hokie ... looks like a turkey ....
5. A sawed-off drunken obnoxious leprechaun

October 6, 2011  12:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

OK seriously ... in this order...1. Stanford's tree.2. 'Bama's elephant.3. Syracuse Orange?4. Virginia Tech's Hokie ... looks like a turkey ....5. A sawed-off drunken obnoxious leprechaun

1. The Tree is not Stanford's mascot
2. 'Bama's elephant is kind of cool, actually.
3. Syracuse Orange... well, I'll give you that one. But they have the same problem Stanford does.
How do you make a mascot out of a color.

4. Virginia Tech Hokie. Or course it looks like a turkey. A Hokie is a castrated turkey after all.
5. The Drunken Leprechaun. Can't argue that one. But of late it's not what I think of when I
think "Fighting Irish". I think Colin Farrell with an Uzi and a pipe bomb.

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October 6, 2011  01:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

OK seriously ... in this order...1. Stanford's tree.2. 'Bama's elephant.3. Syracuse Orange?4. Virginia Tech's Hokie ... looks like a turkey ....5. A sawed-off drunken obnoxious leprechaun

Not a "Dome'r" fan.....lol.

October 6, 2011  01:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Wow... I don't even know what to say about that...

LOL

October 6, 2011  02:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

1. The Tree is not Stanford's mascot2. 'Bama's elephant is kind of cool, actually.3. Syracuse Orange... well, I'll give you that one. But they have the same problem Stanford does. How do you make a mascot out of a color.4. Virginia Tech Hokie. Or course it looks like a turkey. A Hokie is a castrated turkey after all.5. The Drunken Leprechaun. Can't argue that one. But of late it's not what I think of when I think "Fighting Irish". I think Colin Farrell with an Uzi and a pipe bomb.

Okie ....Dokie....lol.

October 6, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

For the Crimson Tide I think they should just have someone dress up a giant red dot.

I always thought it was a little weird to want to be known as something that people associate with loads of dead fish on otherwise pristine beaches.

October 6, 2011  08:46 AM ET

Always thought the Rainbow Warriors name lacked a bit of a fear factor...

 
October 6, 2011  10:58 AM ET

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