This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of CapitalOne. All opinions are 100% mine.
My favorite time of the year has finally arrived…muthereffing college football season! Aside from all the games, cheerleaders, tailgating (beers, burgers & brats), what comes next? The mascots of course. Capital One has put together an All-America Mascot Team that will compete throughout the 2010 college football season with one lucky mascot (and school) getting the title of “Capital One National Mascot of the Year”.
Here is your All-American Mascots:
Joe Bruin of the University of California Los Angeles
Bearcat of the University of Cincinnati
Joe Vandal of the University of Idaho
Mike the Tiger of Louisiana State University
Testudo of the University of Maryland
Sebastian the Ibis of the University of Miami
Goldy Gopher of the University of Minnesota
Monte of the University of Montana
Brutus Buckeye of The Ohio State University
Big Blue of Old Dominion University
Duck of the University of Oregon
Smokey of the University of Tennessee
Paydirt Pete of the University of Texas El Paso
The Bird of the U.S. Air Force Academy
Mr. C of Vanderbilt University Big Red of Western Kentucky University
The cool thing about this contest is win or lose, each school will at least receive $5,000 and the winner will get a nice $15,000 (which goes towards their mascot fund apparently). Even the United Coalition of College Mascots is behind this badboy.
Every week you can vote at CapitalOneBowl.com for your favorite mascot. They will pit the mascots with the best win/loss record in an online playoff beginning November 22nd and the winner will be announced New Years Day at the Capital One Bowl. So be sure to not only become a fan on their Facebook page (as we have) but also to go vote for your favorite soon and often (I know who I want to win but I’m not going to mention it as I want to keep it unbiased).
One more thing to note is that Extraordinary Mommy is looking for female bloggers to write about why they think their mascot is the best. So if you’ve got boobies…and you want to taut why you think a particular mascot is deserving more than others, head over to ExtraorindaryMommy.com to tell them what you think.
Now I’m off to the supermarket to pick up some PBRs, Dorito’s Cool Ranch, a crap ton of ground beef, cheese, buns, a pack or two of Ho-Hos, paper towels, plastic plates and a huge thing of TP. Because come Saturday my ass will be sitting on the couch for at least a good 12 hours. It would however be much more fun to be throwing down like these boys at a tailgate party…that’s next weekend though.