NCAA Tournament Mascot Fight 2010 – The Midwest March 15, 2010Posted by Matt in NCAA Tournament.
Tags: mascot fight, Midwest, NCAA Tournament, picks
Each year at NCAA Tournament time many hours are consumed poring over the teams in the brackets, studying their strengths and weaknesses, laboring over their strength of schedule and analyzing common opponents, all in order to choose the winners of the upcoming games. While I could do that, and I probably will at some point, I think it’s a little more fun to look at these teams in a different light, namely their mascots. So, as we have done in years past, we will now choose the winners of the tournament, not based upon their prowess on the court, but upon something even more important – whose mascot would win in a fight.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Lehigh Mountain Hawks
According to Wikipedia, the Jayhawk was a name adopted by militant abolitionist groups in Kansas. A Mountain Hawk is a bird of prey. The Jayhawk probably has a gun so give this one to Kansas.
UNLV Runnin’ Rebels vs. N. Iowa Panthers
It doesn’t matter how fast the rebel runs, the panther will get them.
Michigan St. Spartans vs. New Mexico Aggies
I believe an Aggie is a person who practices agriculture while a Spartan is an ancient warrior with a sword. Give this one to the Spartans.
Maryland Terrapins vs. Houston Cougars
Whether you mean for a Cougar to be a member of the cat family or an older woman looking for a younger man, they should be able to take a terrapin.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. San Diego St. Aztecs
Volunteers have muskets while Aztecs have spears. Go for the superior firepower.
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Ohio Bobcats
According to Wikipedia, a Hoya is a genus of tropical climbing plants, so you can give this one to the Bobcats.
Oklahoma St. Cowboys vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The yellow jackets may get in a sting or two, but a well-placed swat would take care of them. Go with the Cowboys.
Ohio St. Buckeyes vs. UCSB Gauchos
According to Wikipedia, a buckeye is a type of woody tree or shrub. A gaucho is a South American cowboy who should make short work of a plant.
In the second round, I see the armed Jayhawks, Spartans, and Volunteers advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. The fourth game features cowboys from the American West against South American gauchos – a gunfight that could be a close match, but one that will have to eventually be won by the Americans because, well, they’ve got that whole John Wayne/Clint Eastwood/Stranger from the Big Lebowski vibe going.
Look for the Jayhawks, who are armed with guns, to make short work of the Spartans and their ancient swords.
In the other game, I would choose the Cowboys with their pistols to defeat the Volunteers with their bulky muskets.
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Again give it to the Cowboys because, well, they are self-sufficient, well-armed cowboys….