Earlier this year we noted that the Ohio University mascot (“Rufus Bobcat”) and Ohio State mascot (“Brutus the Buckeye”) had a tiff before the OU-OSU football game. In most states, one mascot controversy would be enough for the year.
But not Ohio!
Would law enforcement have been a bit more lax if not for the episode in Columbus earlier this season? Certainly there has been a chilling statewide effect on a mascot’s right to engage in typical mascot shenanigans and tomfoolery. But did anyone see this coming? For Ohio sports mascots, the bleak, slate-gray sky this time of year must resemble East Germany before the Wall came down.
Ohio: We Really Miss LeBron James.