He looks like he's just eaten a ball-boy and is trying not to get caught
November 25, 2013 4:18 AM   Subscribe

"When I showed Mrs. Sits she said "Shouldn't they take their heads off?" But I explained they're not meant to be people so that would just be silly..." -- Football mascots observing the minute's silence on 11/11, courtesy of the When Saturday Comes forums.
posted by MartinWisse (23 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bonus: the football mascot Grand National.
posted by MartinWisse at 4:24 AM on November 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is brilliant, and, saying this as a Gooner, it is making me completely reconsider my opinions on Gunnersaurus.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:32 AM on November 25, 2013


In a positive or a negative sense?
posted by MartinWisse at 4:43 AM on November 25, 2013


> I think being the only living member of a group of species that have been extinct for millions of years give Gunnersaurus a perspective on loss that is unique in the mascot world.

Lost it at that one.
posted by ardgedee at 4:48 AM on November 25, 2013 [9 favorites]


F*ck racism, I'm a lion!
posted by fullerine at 4:59 AM on November 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


On page seven, just when you think it can't get any better, there's a camel on a segway. In a fez.

It's like playing mad libs.
posted by Georgina at 5:10 AM on November 25, 2013 [8 favorites]


Of course it's not all sweetness and harmony. (SLYT)
posted by GallonOfAlan at 5:14 AM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


That Aldershot mascot looks terribly dangerous. Like it might actually eat you.

Also, that camel looks weirdly like a character from Crock, a comic strip which I feel strongly should not be encouraged.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:17 AM on November 25, 2013


"I can still see them, the team of 2013. Of course, they're all gone now, cut-down by the ravages of time."
Brilliant.
posted by niceness at 5:55 AM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Gunnersaurus is a legend. Here he is lording it up in Vietnam last summer.

The year before last, at the height of the discontent with the way the current board were running the club, the one bright point in the AGM was when the fan contingent present tried to nominate Gunnersaurus to a position on the board with the argument that "he was less of a dinosaur than most of the current board members."
posted by garius at 6:15 AM on November 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Fleetwood's Captain Cod, looking as if he's just sat through all nine-and-a-half hours of Shoah.


Nobody fought for this.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:16 AM on November 25, 2013 [6 favorites]


I love mascots. Thank you.
posted by josher71 at 6:20 AM on November 25, 2013


If you suspect there is a crocodile in your regiment, report him!


Amazing.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:32 AM on November 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Nobody fought for this.

That's the one I lost it at.
posted by kmz at 6:34 AM on November 25, 2013


I think being the only living member of a group of species that have been extinct for millions of years give Gunnersaurus a perspective on loss that is unique in the mascot world.



"Oh, you haven't won a trophy since 2005? I haven't had sex with a member of my own species since the Mesozoic, but please, do continue."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:46 AM on November 25, 2013 [4 favorites]


I am crying laughing at this. Fantastic.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:55 AM on November 25, 2013


For anyone else who's confused like me, 11/11 is Armistice day.
posted by kiltedtaco at 7:00 AM on November 25, 2013


Why did I think costumed mascots were an American thing? I'm glad I've been informed of my error!

For anyone else who's confused like me, 11/11 is Armistice day.

It's also Veterans Day in the United States (so theoretically, there's similar moments of silences in the US for games played on or about that date).
posted by Atreides at 7:02 AM on November 25, 2013


a camel on a segway. In a fez.

omg help i can't
posted by elizardbits at 7:03 AM on November 25, 2013


a camel on a segway. In a fez.



In solidarity with the Chilean miners.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:11 AM on November 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


Perhaps in that top photo the mascot has such big eyes because he is manfully suppressing...patriotic tears? Or maybe just the "giggle loop" from Coupling?
posted by wenestvedt at 7:14 AM on November 25, 2013


Poor bastard. He was never the same after Nijmegen.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:39 AM on November 25, 2013


Or maybe just the "giggle loop" from Coupling?

This year the Boss made us assemble in the lobby and have the minute's silence to each other's solemn faces, with curious foreigners passing through and the Boss hovering over all watchful and patriotic.

As soon as the second hand ticked over, I fell instantly into a giggle loop more deep and unforgiving than any I have seen. I have never wrestled so hard against my own mouth. Unsurprisingly, matters were not improved by replaying Coupling's giggle loop conversation in my head.

One strangulated snigger was all that escaped, but it was enough - suddenly all the silence was pointed at me.
posted by forgetful snow at 9:27 AM on November 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


« Older For anyone interested in various fundamentals of e...  |  Mike Power's book, Drugs 2.0 w... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments