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Minnesota Gopher Mascot Throws One Vicious Stiff Arm

by: JamieD On  Monday, November 23, 2009

Minnesota Gopher Mascot Throws One Vicious Stiff ArmIf there is one thing we have learned about mascots, it is to never take them lightly. They may seem like kind furry creatures, but beneath the costume is often an angry, sweaty male just waiting to let out some aggression.

During halftime of Sunday’s game at the Metrodome between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings, those who stayed in their seats were treated to one of the best displays of power running all day. And surprisingly, it came from someone other than Adrian Peterson. Instead, it was the University of Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher who was using stiff arms on opposing tacklers, sending the kids tumbling to the ground one at a time as he made his way towards the end zone.

Did I say kids? I sure did!

The Vikings give these young boys the opportunity to show off some of their skills in front of the thousands of fans in attendance each weekend. However, there was one college mascot in particular who was doing the impressing this time around, and he was showing a complete disregard for the well being of any possible tackler in the process.

And if all that was not enough, for some reason FOX announcer Dick Stockton seems to believe the Goldy Gopher was dressed as a bear, which he says is “very hard to figure out.” What is even more difficult to understand is why Stockton has such a difficult time identifying a gopher when he sees one.





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