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(BBC)   Why Olympic mascots suck, and how not to have sucky mascots at your Olympics   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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1272 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Jun 2008 at 6:59 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2008-06-17 7:37:32 AM  
Here are the mascots back to 1968 if you were curious.

Mascots (new window)
 
2008-06-17 7:45:07 AM  
Raider_dad: Here are the mascots back to 1968 if you were curious.

Mascots (new window)


1976 looks nothing like the beavers I've seen.
 
2008-06-17 8:31:21 AM  
Visceral Realist: Raider_dad: Here are the mascots back to 1968 if you were curious.

Mascots (new window)

1976 looks nothing like the beavers I've seen.


1976 looks like, "Fark you, we're not gonna try. You're just going to say this mascot sucks anyway."

I don't remember 2006 but it has been seen and cannot be unseen.
 
2008-06-17 8:34:31 AM  
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/ftw
 
2008-06-17 8:47:47 AM  
If Chicago gets the 2016 bid I hope the mascot is a slice of Deep Dish

And what happened to the Montreal Vampire?
 
2008-06-17 9:04:00 AM  
TheSilverOne: If Chicago gets
the 2016 bid I hope the mascot is a slice of Deep Dish


Nah -- It'll be a friendly, furry version of King Richard I (aka Hizzoner, da Mare) Pictured below in 1968, w/ his son King Richard II (aka Richard M Daley)

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2008-06-17 9:16:29 AM  
In before Springy
 
2008-06-17 9:49:24 AM  
is it weird that I actually liked izzy?

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I am from atlanta though, so bias much?
 
2008-06-17 10:01:40 AM  
Came for Springgy and left disappointed
 
2008-06-17 10:29:21 AM  
H0llyw00d: is it weird that I actually liked izzy?

I am from atlanta though, so bias much?


I still can't figure out exactly what Izzy is 11 years later.
/also from Atlanta
 
2008-06-17 10:38:24 AM  
Billy Ligue: TheSilverOne: If Chicago gets
the 2016 bid I hope the mascot is a slice of Deep Dish

Nah -- It'll be a friendly, furry version of King Richard I (aka Hizzoner, da Mare) Pictured below in 1968, w/ his son King Richard II (aka Richard M Daley)


[image from upload.wikimedia.org too old to be available]

IMO, he's more representative of Chicago.
 
2008-06-17 10:45:28 AM  
Maybe it's just me, but it seems entirely pointless to even have a mascott for the olympics.
 
2008-06-17 10:51:58 AM  
angie-p: /ftw

"Silly, Milly and Dickhead"? I think not.

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Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat was the true mascot.
 
2008-06-17 10:54:53 AM  
Is that paper clip that always pops up on my spreadsheet an olympic mascot? Damn, that thing is obnoxious.
 
2008-06-17 10:55:20 AM  
Izzy was... horrid. All I could think of was the thing from Kablooey. (Those of you with Commodore 64s would know it as Bombuzal.)
 
2008-06-17 10:56:26 AM  
Don't have any?
 
2008-06-17 11:03:06 AM  
too late. (though I don't mind the sasquatch too much)

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2008-06-17 12:53:43 PM  
The mascots are supposed to appeal to kids. Why do adults give a shiat about them?

FTFA:

"It was very effective for kids, we got a lot of interesting flak from adults."

Seriously, why is there an uproar everytime the new Olympic mascots are announced? It's not for you!
 
2008-06-17 1:03:20 PM  
Thank you! I'll be sure to remember these helpful hints for my next olympics.
 
2008-06-17 1:12:42 PM  
Sucky mascots? In MY Olympics?

It's more likely than you think.
 
2008-06-17 1:38:30 PM  
TheSilverOne: If Chicago gets the 2016 bid I hope the mascot is a slice of Deep Dish

And what happened to the Montreal Vampire?


I'm hopeing for Stabbie, Hackie, and Shootie.
 
2008-06-17 1:59:40 PM  
A Pekingese should have been the mascot for the 2008 Peking Olympics.
 
2008-06-17 11:22:54 PM  
Raider_dad: Here are the mascots back to 1968 if you were curious.

Mascots (new window)


thank you
 
2008-06-18 12:47:46 AM  
TheSilverOne: If Chicago gets the 2016 bid I hope the mascot is a slice of Deep Dish

No itll be "Bannie- The Illinois Health Nazi". The motto? "Dont do that...Its bad for you!"
 
2008-06-21 12:05:36 AM  
KiwDaWabbit: A Pekingese should have been the mascot for the 2008 Peking Olympics.

How about a plushy toy of a flat student with a tank on it?

/fark China and fark the Olympics
 
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