FanDuel - WFBC

September 13, 2007

When Mascots Attack: Oregon Duck Assaults Houston Cougar: The Oregon Duck has been suspended for one game after getting into a fight with the Houston Cougar during their Sept. 1 football game. The brawl included punches, a takedown, and a move that appears to be hot duck-on-cougar action (fan video). Witness Bob Welch: "From my vantage point in Row 36 a few sections away, the Duck appeared to kick the Cougar in the side, then strut away toward the stands. The Cougar tackled the Duck from behind. What followed -- the footage that made YouTube -- was a 20-second pummeling of the Cougar by the Duck." The Daily Kansan has more mascot violence.

posted by rcade to football at 11:50 AM - 8 comments

The suspension is too much. The duck was only reacting to its instincts, what with the cougar being the natural prey of the duck. Bound to happen. that appears to be hot duck-on-cougar I'm trying to come up with a good joke about a duck and a cat, but I'm drawing blanks. If only there good euphemisms for either. Bird... uh... feather... nope. I got nothing. Duck isn't a crustacean, is it? Cause I got some good crustacean jokes.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 12:32 PM on September 13

Another video of the encounter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_aaYih92ss&NR=1

posted by PublicUrinal at 12:50 PM on September 13

That looks fake. The Duck dropped an atomic elbow on the cougar. I think that was a Oregon student wearing a Cougar costume.

posted by vito90 at 02:50 PM on September 13

Mmm ... Cougars.

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:41 PM on September 13

Several years ago the St Joe's Hawk and the Temple Owl got in a fight at a basketball game. The Hawk mascot has to keep flapping its wings during the entire game (or it loses its scholarship). So it was flapping one wing and punching with the other. Meanwhile, the Owl's head got spun around so it was just flailing wildly.

posted by SummersEve at 08:47 PM on September 13

The Hawk mascot has to keep flapping its wings during the entire game (or it loses its scholarship). Are you kidding about this? For real? What the!!??!!

posted by THX-1138 at 11:02 PM on September 13

The Hawk mascot has to keep flapping its wings during the entire game (or it loses its scholarship). Are you kidding about this? For real? What the!!??!! Apparently it is true. Here's '5 questions' for the mascot himself.

posted by cobrajet at 01:22 PM on September 14

Wow. That sounds fair.

posted by THX-1138 at 02:49 PM on September 14

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