The Madness of March has officially commenced, bringing along its usual mix of bracket trash talk, early upsets, and billion-dollar promises.
And, of course, mascots.
For Michigan fans, March Madness has brought out our usual suspects: the Wolverines, the Spartans, and, for a fleeting moment, the Broncos.
And while many (including the president) think that the Great Lakes State has some winning teams, on a mascot level, we sure don’t compete.
The St. Louis Billikens? The Tulsa Golden Hurricane? And what in the name of all things sports is a Bearcat?
So here it is, in all its glory — a glimpse of some of the mascot heroes of this year’s March Madness.
How a vaguely scary good-luck charm became a fifth-seeded mascot