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Hello! I’m Blue2, the official mascot of Butler University. Just thinking back off the top of my furry head, some of the obvious things that come to mind are my appearances at Butler sporting events. Whether it's leading the football team onto the field, greeting the starters on the basketball court, doing my "tricks" during a timeout at center court, or serving as the halftime entertainment at a soccer match where I displayed my own soccer techniques, those are all great instances where I steal the show. Of course, there's more than athletic events, there's also the performing arts. I've been a part of the limelight at several events such as YMCA Geneva Stunts, YMCA Spring Sing and JCFA's REJOICE! where the students sang "Blue Christmas" and I came out on stage riding a sleigh with Santa Claus. I also make appearances at university/campus events for University Advancement, Admissions, Student Affairs, and much more. Basically, I do it all. If you are on campus, be sure to stop by my office and bring me some treats!

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Posts Tagged “Spike”

Tread Lightly Young Raider

 

I hate to dwell too much on the men’s basketball team, especially when there are so many other great student athletes on campus, not to mention so many other great students who don’t even play a sport.

However,
this time of year, it’s inevitable…especially given the success of
our team and the fact that their games are a big part of my life.

Well, the Butler men’s squad took one on the chin against
the Drake University Bulldogs on Saturday evening. It was Bulldogs
versus Bulldogs in a dog fight that would make even the likes of Michael Vick blush.
It was indeed a hard fought game and while Drake gave us all we wanted,
perhaps it was our own mistakes that cost us the victory. Or maybe we
had some help too. (Yeah, I said it.) You decide…

More game pictures by Brad Ward at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradjward/sets/72157603974817341/

Oh
well, if we had to lose, I suppose there’s no shame in losing to our
own kind. I’d rather go down to a fellow Bulldog than some joke of a
mascot.

Speaking of mascots, I almost had the last laugh against
“Spike,” the Drake Bulldog, on Saturday night. This embarrasing
representation of the breed nearly left part of his leg in Hinkle
Fieldhouse courtesy of my teeth! Hey what would you do if that deranged
looking Eastern Grey squirrel came charging you and your mom in the
stands?

Turns
out he was just rallying his fellow Drake fans, but I thought he meant
blood. Luckily my mom pulled me off just in time. Sorry Spike!

Congrats to Drake and good luck in the NCAA tournament.

Left
dispirited from the loss, I can’t help but consume myself with the
thought of cleansing my palate from defeat’s bitter taste. What’s the
best way to overcome defeat? Through victory, of course!

Next
victim: The Wright State Raiders. Remember, they took us down by one
point earlier in the season at their place. Combine our angst from
Saturday with our loss to them earlier in the season and this could get
ugly.

I even saw a Raider lurking around my den earlier this morning. I will share his fate with you later in the week.


The game is scheduled for this Thursday at 9 p.m. (EST) and will be aired on ESPNU. It’s also Young Alumni Night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. I will be there and I hope you will be too!

After all, you just might end up on camera! That’s right, Kelly of The Indianapolis Star will
be following me around to shoot more video for my profile. She hung out
with me around the office and at home on Friday afternoon and is coming
back for some game footage on Thursday. The profile should be featured
online sometime during the NCAA tournament, next month.

Well, as The Bangles once said, “it’s just another manic monday,” and I’ve got work to do…and so do you!

So have a great week and I’ll report back soon.

Blue II

P.S. If you are a runner and are in the Indianapolis area, then you need to get yourself signed up for BUSF’s 16th annual Bulldog Jog!
Originally held during Homecoming weekend, will take place on Saturday,
March 1 on the Butler campus. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk will
benefit the Butler University Student Foundation Book Scholarship.
Visit here for details to sign up: http://www.butler.edu/alumni/index.aspx?pg=4393

Cardboard Box Destruction

 

An Anonymous reader recently asked, “Blue II–Why do you hate/destroy cardboard boxes?”

First of all, I don’t hate cardboard boxes, however, I have been known to destroy a few in my day.

I’m
not really a destructive dog. I know what’s mine and what isn’t. I’m
not one to chew up shoes or things around the house. I stick to my own
toys and leave much of everything else alone.

Except for the
cardboard box. When I see one, I can’t help myself. It’s just so much
fun to just let my canine instincts run free for a bit and sink my
teeth into that corrugated fiberboard.


I
don’t remember how that actually got started. I think just working in
an office environment kind of led me to that routine. There’s always
plenty of boxes around and sometimes I feel the need to let out some
aggression or draw some attention to myself, so it works.

Enough
talk about it already…it’s better if you can behold the wrath of
destruction on video, so I’ve posted one below. I went ahead and used a
“Drake University” box and pathetic stand-in of “Spike,” the Drake
Bulldog, for this rendention of box obliteration.

I used Drake in honor of Butler’s game against them on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Hinkle Fieldhouse, as a part of ESPN‘s Bracketbuster Saturday. You could easily insert any other rival or opponent.

Also, no Drake Bulldogs were harmed in the making of this video, but a cardboard box most definitely was.

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I hope you enjoyed the video. It was my pleasure to make for you, trust me!

Speaking of videos, my dad says I’m going to be the subject of an Indianapolis Star video profile very soon. Stay tuned for details on that!

Blue II