Didn’t think I’d wake up this morning to see SLU on the top of Deadspin, or on the front page of SB Nation. Before the day’s over, I’m sure someone at Barstool, Fansided, and Complex will have picked it up.
Granted, the mascot’s not the greatest. Looks like the ugly cousin of a Horned Frog. I don’t get the two shades on its face, it’s a little bit wild to me. Was the former mascot better? Quite obviously, sure.
But uhhh hey Internet, your face is ugly too. And the Billiken remains an all-time great mascot, across all sports. We’re not some boring, common name like the Bears or the Bulldogs. Or one that doesn’t even make sense like Stanford’s tree. Can we go roast Syracuse’s orange? Because that’s a stupid mascot. We’re a damn magical pig, you can’t top some shit like that. Stay in your lane.