The Bearcat: A Shrieking Nightmare Of Blood-Soaked Claws

The Cincinnati Bearcats are preparing to do battle with the Pittsburgh Panthers on Thursday night. The real-life "bearcat" is an unusual animal with which most of us in North America are wholly unfamiliar. But Cincinnati has presented us with the visage of their mascot, which looks like a diabolical, Lovecraftian hellbeast emerging from the netherworld. Look below the jump, ye mighty and despair.

Big East football broadcaster John Rooke took the picture below and shared this horrifying sight with the world via Twitter:

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This towering hellbeast foretells the arrival of something sinister indeed. This seems like the portent of something far more odious than a mere football team; surely any number of low beasts will slouch toward Babylon the gridiron this evening, passing through the blood-stained claw of their dark lord on a mission of nefarious, unspeakable evil. Woe! Woe be upon us, for this is the hour of our demise!

Or, you know, there might just be some middling football being played. Whichever.

For more on Pittsburgh football, visit Pitt blog Cardiac Hill, plus SB Nation Pittsburgh. For more on Bearcats football, visit Cincinnati blog Down The Drive. And Big East Coast Bias, for the time being.

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