January 25, 2007

Mascot's antics nearly cost D-League team a victory. : "Da Bull was suspended for two games and assigned by the team to 50 hours of community service. A replacement mascot will perform in his absence." Replacement mascot? This just seems like an all-around weird story.

posted by mr_crash_davis to basketball at 02:27 PM - 16 comments

This is a story that demands video.

posted by Joey Michaels at 02:44 PM on January 25

Well, our motto is keep Austin weird.

posted by devinsdad at 02:57 PM on January 25

The big kerfuffle is a mascot ran onto the court with a whopping four-tenths of a second remaining on the clock to celebrate the win, inadvertantly collides with an opposing team's player and his head falls off -- and he gets a two-game suspension and 50 hours of community service? Christ, the guy made a mistake in jumping the gun. Back off a little. And anyhow, if your developmental team has a mascot that can dunk in a bull costume and yet you're still trying to devlop Loren Fucking Woods, I'd say you need to reevaluate your scouting staff.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:09 PM on January 25

inadvertantly collides with an opposing team's player and his head falls off Wow! That must have been a heck of a collision. Hope the Colorado player had life insurance for his family's sake.

posted by BikeNut at 03:43 PM on January 25

bikenut stole my thunder, but I was about to say that if the guy can hang off the rim and take an opposing players head off, he should be starter in the NBA. the suspension and community service is just bull...

posted by irunfromclones at 03:51 PM on January 25

Will the Colorado player get to keep the steaks from the dead bull? and how much theropy are the bulls going to give the kids there. They after all see a decapitation

posted by canes09 at 04:19 PM on January 25

My concern is .. um... what the heck kind of a name is Colorado 14ers? Fourteeners? Really? What does that even mean? Philadeplphis 76ers I can see .... San. Fran. 49ers I get ... but 14ers?

posted by rgchappell at 04:33 PM on January 25

14er refers to a mountain with elevation over 14,000'. Colorado has 53 mountains officially reaching this height. I agree, it's a dumb name for a basketball team!

posted by BikeNut at 04:42 PM on January 25

He's no Cyril the Swan.

posted by etagloh at 05:14 PM on January 25

this is sweet!!

posted by bavarianmotorworker at 05:16 PM on January 25

Weren't there any bridge highlights or tiddlywink injuries to report on? Ya talk about a slow news day! And yes, Colorado, we know there are mountains there.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:17 PM on January 25

He's no Cyril the Swan. Damn, now that is sweet. Anything stupid we can do, the Brits can better us tenfold. Hat's off to you, Cyril!

posted by tahoemoj at 05:20 PM on January 25

You can tell you're in the D-League when you're playing with a guy named Von Wafer. Fraze stole my thunder a bit, I was about to crow over a Loren Wood sighting.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:13 AM on January 26

Fraze stole my thunder a bit, I was about to crow over a Loren Wood sighting. and Rick Rickert. I thought we had a spofi thread once debating if Rickert should leave early for the pros or not but a search pulls up nothing.

posted by tron7 at 01:01 PM on January 26

Nevermind, that was the '03 draft and I've only been here since '05 and I don't think I lurked for that long so I'm just making stuff up.

posted by tron7 at 01:05 PM on January 26

Video. And Dennis Johnson (yes, that one) is the coach.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 08:46 PM on January 27

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