July 17, 2012

"Wisconsin Unveils New-Look Bucky Badger."

"We just felt it was time for something a little fresher and more modern," said University of Wisconsin athletic director, Barry Alvarez.
Alvarez said that Wisconsin officials wanted something "edgier," as well. "No offense, but the old Bucky was just a little too nice-looking...."

36 comments:

chickelit said...

The new Bucky looks ready for a face off at a post-Hockey bath salts party.

Brian Hancock said...

Obviously, not true - but dang, that thing is scary.

Methadras said...

It looks like a rabid furry. What the hell do they do there in UW?

traditionalguy said...

A joke, right?

rhhardin said...

We don't need no stinkin badger.

raf said...

Looks more like a rabid skunk

Tregonsee said...

I am afraid to ask what the new Becky looks like.

Marcus Carman said...

Relax folks!

AllieOop said...

That will certainly get Wisconsin babies screaming in fear. I guess they don't plan on having small children pose with Bucky.

Calypso Facto said...

Woooh, that's ugly. If we're gonna change it, how about a Honey Badger? Then we get the sweet name with the ready-made cheer slogans. (Although it's not like they need any MORE cussing at the stadium...)

edutcher said...

Not unlike the makeover they gave Zippy at the University of Akron.

We went from a fun, Katie the Kangaroo type to Fear The Roo.

Oh, yeah.

PackerBronco said...

True story. Here in Colorado my brother-in-law told me that this morning he was awoken by his son yelling "Dad, Dad! There's some strange animal in our backyard!" It was a badger and the badger was busily eating a gopher. :-)

Lyle said...

Looks like road kill.

Petunia said...

Hahahahahahahaha! Before I clicked on the link I thought this was serious.

dave_WI said...

When I first seen it I thought, they can't be serious. He is mostly Black, which UW I sure would be overjoyed in doing but he also looks kind of visious, those two word are not allowed in the same sentance; so I have determined that, it is a joke.

Mogget said...

That's what has been chewing off all those people's faces in Florida. No doubt at all. Just look at the eyes.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Man. I didn't think there was a nastier than the OSU Beaver, but I gather I was wrong.

leslyn said...

The story in the link is at least as great as the picture.

Simon said...

Of course. Something "modern." That's the spirit of the age. If I was the barman, I'd cut the age off.

Maguro said...

New look Bucky don't give a shit. He's pretty badass.

Third Coast said...

Yeah, well ya oughta see the new Michigan Wolverine mascot. Everyone knows wolverines kick badger butt.

Tim said...

Where's Atticus Finch to shoot it dead in the middle of the road?

The damn thing looks like it has rabies.

William said...

Perhaps an overreaction to the Penn State scandal. No kids will be hugging that mascot. No unarmed person would even want to be near it.....I like the touch of the frothing saliva. Pehaps he could also have claws that drip with blood. That would be cool.

Chuck66 said...

This is what Bucky will look like after Minnesota sweeps him in hockey this year.

Issob Morocco said...

Looks like a reject from Occupy Wall Street.

Scruffy the Badger!

They must know they have a bad team this year and this will move attention away from that.

Balfegor said...

Is . . . is that drool? If you used that for real, what would be the gimmick? Make it foam up and throw a fit on the field instead of dancing or whatever mascots usually do?

Rabel said...

It's an internet sarcasm detector test.

Most people here have passed. Makes me proud of the Althouse commentariat...but we havent heard from garage or leslyn yet.

ed said...

Well let's take a look here and check this out ... dum-dee-dum ... well here it is ...

WTF!?

? ... ?? ... ! ... !!!

Astro said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

That thing looks ridiculous. This has got to be a joke, right?

Mr. D said...

Coincidentally, I saw on a Badger fan website that the new Iowa mascot looks a lot like a starling.

Astro said...

"Muskrat fun for everyone!"

FleetUSA said...

Looks like you might want to do battle in the SEC with the likes of LSU.

ampersand said...

He looks about 50% black, 40% brown and 10% white. Was this a diversity hire?

Phil 3:14 said...

Bucky has a drinking problem

Methadras said...

My dogs name is Bucky. This is an insult.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

That is a Europen Badger, (Meles Meles), not an American, or Proper Badger, ( Taxedea Taxus ).