Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Most mascots would have quit after the first attempt when his head fell off but not Rufus, the University of Ohio mascot. Notice the perseverance and general stick-to-itivness when he corrals Brutus, the Ohio State mascot, from behind.
This story presents more interesting facts about the circumstances surrounding the attack, like that Rufus had been planning the attack since 2008. DBSF has never known mascots to be the grudge holding type, much less the type of individual to plan beyond which aisle to walk up or which hand to use to do the Hulk Hogan "I can't hear you" fist pump and ear curl, but this mascot deserves appreciation for achieving a year-long goal of tackling what looked like a hallucinogenic Ronald McDonald world character.