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2014-02-12 07:55:42 PM
Presumably it's to avoid offending anyone.
 
2014-02-12 08:00:15 PM
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Yeah, not a mascot...
 
2014-02-12 08:06:08 PM
Ashley Feinberg said 'sperm' four times.
 
2014-02-12 08:09:22 PM
I liked Izzy, but mostly because I felt sorry for the people forced to design it.
 
2014-02-12 08:09:24 PM
The article missed that there have been  a coupledecent mascots that didn't make you grab a blanket and rock yourself to sleep in fear of it devouring your soul.

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2014-02-12 08:09:42 PM
no evening Olympics thread?
 
2014-02-12 08:11:44 PM

WhyteRaven74: no evening Olympics thread?


Wondering the same. Then again, we got 3 runs of womens halfpipe, and only one of the top 3.
 
2014-02-12 08:11:51 PM

JayCab: The article missed that there have been  a coupledecent mascots that didn't make you grab a blanket and rock yourself to sleep in fear of it devouring your soul.

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Sam the Eagle is so mid-80s.  You could have replaced him with Rocky, Rambo, and the kids from Red Dawn, or maybe he could have taken out Nikolai Volkov at Summer Slam.
 
2014-02-12 08:15:59 PM

Scruffinator: WhyteRaven74: no evening Olympics thread?

Wondering the same. Then again, we got 3 runs of womens halfpipe, and only one of the top 3.


I'm here to comment. That practice crash looked painful.
 
2014-02-12 08:23:21 PM

Rapmaster2000: I liked Izzy, but mostly because I felt sorry for the people forced to design it.


It was computer generated! That was the supposed big deal.  Also i remember the 10s of thousands of Izzy toys languishing for years in Downtown Atlanta stores.
 
2014-02-12 08:32:17 PM
Some of them are dangerous too:

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2014-02-12 10:41:55 PM
Everyone loved the Montreal Vampire from 1976...

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2014-02-13 05:51:15 AM

JayCab: The article missed that there have been  a coupledecent mascots that didn't make you grab a blanket and rock yourself to sleep in fear of it devouring your soul.


Both designed by animation companies?
 
2014-02-13 03:29:50 PM
I like London's.  Looks like Lisa is blowing Bart.

...should I seek help?
 
2014-02-13 03:43:24 PM

Tannhauser: I like London's.  Looks like Lisa is blowing Bart.


OMG.

I would have never seen it, but you're absolutely right
 
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