Bradley University, home of the Braves, hasn't had a mascot in a while. They got rid of a Native American mascot in the early '90s, switching to a Bobcat mascot that was quickly abandoned. After extensive brainstorming and surveying, they've introduced a new mascot. It is a gargoyle, and it rivals Pierre The First in horror. Here's the release, which includes this video introducing Kaboom the Gargoyle:
Some notes about this:
- "Kaboom!" is the signature call of Bradley play-by-play man Dave Snell. Kaboom is a gargoyle because there are gargoyles atop the Bradley alumni center. Definitely didn't have a thing to do with "Braves".
- Gargoyles don't speak English, so Kaboom needs this gargoyle linguist to translate:
He has a doctorate.
- There is apparently a Gargoyle word for "hashtag"
- They've already let him near children:
I don't trust that gargoyle.
(Thanks to Ryan Learned for the tip)