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sKratch
09-18-2007, 08:22 PM
My school's (Binghamton University) mascot is a bearcat. Now at first you're probably thinking what the fuck, there's no such thing as a bearcat. I used to think so too. In any case, this is what our mascot looks like:
http://www.sportslogos.net/images/College/NCAAa-c/Bing_6819.gif
Kinda badass right? I mean, the name suggests that it's probably some animal that's as big as a bear and ferocious like a wildcat. Any way you combine the qualities of a bear and a cat, you get a pretty fucking badass animal as far as I'm concerned*. Well, there IS such a thing as a bearcat. And holy crap I was better off when I thought it didn't exist...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Binturong_in_Overloon.jpg
It's more commonly referred to as a binturong and spends the day asleep so that it can eat mostly fruits and some small animals at night. I'm not really sure why I made this thread, other than I think it's funny that my school reinvented an animal to make it more badass as a mascot.

*Save some very contrived combinations that you come up with for the sole purpose of creating a failure of an animal.

Sunny
09-18-2007, 08:28 PM
oh my god, that logo = false advertising.

lol@ your school for having a miserable, cracked-out furball for a mascot.

cute though!

sKratch
09-18-2007, 08:30 PM
This one is freaking adorable:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:DSC05941.JPG

I want one :[

Sunny
09-18-2007, 08:36 PM
awww omg the nose and paws!


*pets wimpy furball from afar*

Little_Miss_1565
09-18-2007, 09:07 PM
Oh my god, I got to play with a binturong once and it was the best ever! The handler had to keep feeding him bananas so he wouldn't freak out. He was a banana monster. It ruled.

calichix
09-18-2007, 10:25 PM
I really strained my brain trying to think of a gnarly bearcat pun to hit on you with, but I gave up. :[

TBD
09-18-2007, 11:07 PM
My schools mascot was a fucking Banana slug.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_slug

That can't be beaten.

Endymion
09-18-2007, 11:33 PM
you went to santa cruz? do they still do that pass/fail + comments grading system?

TBD
09-18-2007, 11:36 PM
You can take a third of your classes pass fail. The comments come with your grade, but theyre fairly useless and usually come from someone who doesn't know you well.

SkunkIt
09-18-2007, 11:49 PM
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2848/hhhhhod3.png

Betty
09-18-2007, 11:56 PM
My banana slug! That's the coolest mascot ever, I'm pretty sure.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v603/Wildbetty/IMG_1357.jpg

I'm diggin' the bearcat though Stephan.

SkunkIt
09-19-2007, 12:07 AM
Be happy this isn't your mascott:

http://www.bofads.com/pictures/stanford.bmp

Endymion
09-19-2007, 02:26 AM
you mean kind of like this?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/StanfordCardinal.png

Sunny
09-19-2007, 08:28 AM
Oh my god, I got to play with a binturong once and it was the best ever!

where/when/how can i get there!? *freaks out*

Little_Miss_1565
09-19-2007, 09:03 AM
It was a film shoot with an exotic animal "zoo" which was really this animal trainer person's apartment.

Sunny
09-19-2007, 09:04 AM
rrrrrrg. fine. well. this creature is definitely on my "top 10 animals to pet before i die" list. I WILL PET IT ONE DAY. YOU WILL SEE.

HeadAroundU
09-19-2007, 09:07 AM
Am I on that list? *hau hau* *hau hau*

Sunny
09-19-2007, 09:12 AM
only if you wear a koala bear costume.

Rag Doll
09-19-2007, 09:59 AM
i want one.

my school's mascot is a pioneer. wtf. seriously WTF.

Sunny
09-19-2007, 10:06 AM
my school didn't even HAVE a mascot.

let alone a sports team. luls!

DexterWannabe
09-19-2007, 10:33 AM
my old school's macot is a fish with a crown on it's head and the fish is wrapped around a hay-fork

sKratch
09-19-2007, 10:35 AM
Art fags .

Sunny
09-19-2007, 11:10 AM
if beer pong and doing 8balls were considered sports, we'd be fucking state champions.

Rag Doll
09-19-2007, 01:58 PM
if beer pong and doing 8balls were considered sports, we'd be fucking state champions.

yaaaa, those are the only teams my school should have. we'd do awesome then. edward fortyhands anyone?

Little_Miss_1565
09-19-2007, 08:42 PM
edward fortyhands anyone?

I just found out what this is over the weekend and I feel like I missed out on something beautiful in college.

TBD
09-19-2007, 09:23 PM
I just found out what this is over the weekend and I feel like I missed out on something beautiful in college.

If you think beautiful is holding in piss while chugging the rest of your 2nd Steel Reserve.

All About Eve
09-19-2007, 09:27 PM
If you think beautiful is holding in piss while chugging the rest of your 2nd Steel Reserve.
I definitely do.

Little_Miss_1565
09-19-2007, 09:34 PM
If you think beautiful is holding in piss while chugging the rest of your 2nd Steel Reserve.

Clearly, you are not inventive.

Llamas
09-19-2007, 10:03 PM
My university, as many surely are aware, is the Gophers. Our mascot:

http://www.sportslogos.net/images/College/NCAAi-m/Minne_4671.gif

It is actually a fact that the designer had no idea what a Gopher actually looked like. He modeled it after a chipmunk... I believe this is the original design:

http://www1.umn.edu/urelate/coolstuff/images/goldy/goldy_1.gif

Come on. Seriously?

http://www.turtletrack.org/Issues04/Co01102004/Art/Gopher.jpg

I love Goldy Gopher, but a gopher as a mascot... and especially one that's really a chipmunk... is lame. lame. lame.

DeAtHsTaR
09-19-2007, 10:23 PM
I'll go through some school mascots I've had.

1st middle school:
http://www.babalog.com/archives/calf2.jpg
Yeah, almost as lame as the Banana Slugs.


2nd middle school:
http://www.kiawahisland.org/client_resources/bobcat.jpg

1st High School:
http://images.epilogue.net/users/megaflow/D9-viking.jpg

2nd High School:

http://www.tapirback.com/tapirgal/gifts/friends/birds/pelican-white-pin-tie-tack-hand-painted-f509.jpg

sKratch
09-19-2007, 10:34 PM
That reminds me... gotta make our frisbee freshmen do 40 hands some time soon.

Paint_It_Black
09-19-2007, 10:53 PM
I keep reading this as beercats and expecting it to be some new internet craze.

All About Eve
09-20-2007, 05:12 AM
I keep reading this as beercats
I was going to say that, but didn't want to sound crazy.

Mota Boy
09-20-2007, 07:33 AM
I'm not really sure why I made this thread, other than I think it's funny that my school reinvented an animal to make it more badass as a mascot.
A lot of schools exaggerate their mascot - it's just amusing that yours picked an animal merely because it had a badass name.

Still, it beats my college's mascot - Vanderbilt's mascot, the Commodore, is a now-defunct naval position that the robber baron who founded the university never attained but forced people to call him.

Oh, and my high school's mascot was the zebra. Our main rivals were the lions.

T-6005
09-20-2007, 09:01 AM
I've always gotten the Mustangs.

I started out with the Tigers in 2nd grade, then I moved to another school, where I ended up being the Mustangs (6th grade).

Moving back, it was the Tigers again through to 9th grade, then the Mustangs throughout the rest of High School, then the Mustangs again in residence (the school's is the York Lions though).

Go Mustangs.

So one school that I attended twice had the Tigers, and all of the other schools I attended were the Mustangs.

mrconeman
09-20-2007, 09:22 AM
I keep reading this as beercats and expecting it to be some new internet craze.
Riiight. Like...word for word exactly what I was going to say.

Revolver-2005?
09-20-2007, 02:09 PM
If you think bearcat is bad, try making a Cardinal ferocious.

My school manages to make our mascot look like an angry little bird on steroids with puffs of steam coming from its nose.

This is our wrestling version of our mascot. Only thing I could find.

http://www.poconowrestling.com/Images/cardinal01.jpg

calichix
10-04-2007, 07:21 PM
you go to santa cruz? dude! like all my buds go there. shakagnargnar, brooooooo. did you see eddy money when he played for free at the boardwalk?!


I kissed a banana slug once upon a time.

BustedKnuckles
10-04-2007, 07:28 PM
At least the bearcat as a mascot is scary looking. Try having a really lame mascot...like a buckeye. In the existence of man, when has a buckeye been scary? I understand that Ohio is 'the buckeye state,' but seriously...a team mascot?

sKratch
10-04-2007, 08:10 PM
This is our wrestling version of our mascot. Only thing I could find.

http://www.poconowrestling.com/Images/cardinal01.jpg

I love it because it's literally just a bird head on a man's body.

nieh
10-04-2007, 08:20 PM
At least the bearcat as a mascot is scary looking. Try having a really lame mascot...like a buckeye. In the existence of man, when has a buckeye been scary? I understand that Ohio is 'the buckeye state,' but seriously...a team mascot?

I dunno, Rowan has the Studious Owl. That's just asking to get your ass beat.