The Fightin’ Night Thread

Long ago, I did an open thread honoring some of my favorite high school mascots (inspired by own alma mater’s fear-inspiring sobriquet, the mighty Stickers), so tonight I’ll feature some more great mascots, college edition.

The objectively best mascot in college sports is Auburn University’s Aubie.

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However, even I have to admit that tigers in general are overplayed in the mascot world (sorry, Mike Image result for mike tiger emoticon), so here are a few less common contenders:

The Stanford Cardinal seems prosaic enough until you realize the Cardinal in question is a tree — and not just any tree, but this tree:

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Then there’s the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (known locally as “ooh-la-la”), which really leans into the Ragin’ Cajun mystique with a Cayenne mascot.

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A lot of people favor the University of California Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, and for good reason,

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but for my money, the clear winner of the Unofficial Avocado Best Mascot Competition is the Fighting Okra of Delta State University. Fear the Okra.

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Make a case for your favorite mascot below, or don’t; I’m not the boss of you. Have a great night regardless!