The Disney/ESPN Connection Suddenly Makes a Lot More Sense

Got an interesting note the other day from reader Leo Strawn, Jr., who’s picked up on an interesting trend. I’ll let him explain:

Most Uni Watch readers are probably already familiar with the story of Bert Anthony. He’s the designer who created the Arizona State Sun Devils mascot, Sparky, and in so doing perhaps . . . → Read More: The Disney/ESPN Connection Suddenly Makes a Lot More Sense

Is That a Tomahawk in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

[Editor’s Note: I recently received an e-mail from a reader who provided some fascinating information on the history of Marquette’s mascot ”” a history I knew nothing about. I asked the reader if I could run his e-mail as a guest-written entry. He said sure, as long as I didn’t divulge his identity, a . . . → Read More: Is That a Tomahawk in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Something Old, Something New

. The top photo shows a guy named Mark Occhipinti, who spent the 1978 NFL season dressed up as SuperPatriot, a live mascot for the Patriots; the lower photo shows this season’s NBA All-Star jerseys (you can click on each image to see larger versions).

I’ll have ESPN columns on both of these . . . → Read More: Something Old, Something New

Dogs in Uniform

By John Ekdahl

Dogs serving in the United States military is nothing new. They were first used during the Revolutionary War as pack animals, and their responsibilities were expanded in the Civil War to include roles such as guards, messengers and mascots.

World War I marked their official entry into the United States . . . → Read More: Dogs in Uniform