Why Does This Image Adorn the Side of a Big Rig?
(Don't bother checking it. I already did. I spelled "Snuffleupagus" correctly. So there.)
What does good ol' Snuffy have to do with college football?
However, the Wizard of Odds recently posted a poll asking readers to pick the best big rigs that are used by college to transport their football gear from one game to the next.
There are some pretty cool choices available, including LSU (featuring the menacing tiger eyes), Michigan (with the winged helmet logo, naturally, on the cab), and Texas Tech (I've always been a fan of their color scheme).
Then, there's Penn State.
Instead of an intimidating shot of a lion roaring in the mountains, or something cool like that, they go with, yes, a shot of their mascot (above, right, in all his scariness) Photoshopped over a blimp image of Beaver Stadium. Even Snuffy was mildly amused by the image.
I'm all for being proud of one's mascot, but when the mascot looks about as menacing as a large puppet from a children's television show, it's time to use a different image on things like the side of a big rig. It just doesn't look right.
(Oh, and I know you want to know. Ohio State's big rig comes complete with the trademark "Buckeye Leafs". The photo on the Wizard of Odds site shows 11 of them. That must mean that the driver has successfully transported the tOSU equipment without incident 11 times, right?)