These days, live incarnations of college sports mascots are loveable-looking, but also predictable and banal. For the most part, they’re just teddy bears with oversized heads that represent the school logo. It wouldn’t be at all surprising to learn that the same corporate ad agency is churning them all out.
In the early days of mascots, however, things were different. All the way through at least the early 1980s, mascots had a wonderfully wacky, chintzy, box-of-chocolates quality to them. You never knew what you were going to get, it seems, but you did know that it would be fun and interesting.
Below, The Daily Caller presents 10 of the coolest old-school college mascots.