Thursday, November 17, 2005
Death to Horse Pigs: Comparison with this week's opponent, Raider Red
This weekend the Sooners take their road show to Lubbock, Texas, which is the home of the Texas Red Raiders and their mascot Raider Red (left).
Raider Red looks very similar to the old Looney Tunes character Yosemite Sam (above). I think its rather ironic that when Raider Red is interviewed, he says his favorite cartoon character as kid was Yosemite Sam. I guess imitation is the highest form of flattery. I wonder if Raider Red starts yelling something about "varmints", everytime the opposing team scores a touchdown.
Texas Tech is also home of the infamous Bell Ringer (see Video).
Who is a freshman who while "pumping" himself up also tries to pump up the Red Raider football team and their fans.
Also they have a Zorro looking type of mascot called The Masked Rider.
This dude looks like he's either a take off of Oklahoma State's Spirit Rider or the Spirit Rider is take off him. Both like they made going some sort of Village People type masquerade party.
Other than Bellringer, they all look far more intimating and less gay than those hideous, hated and dreaded Horse Pigs!