UVA’s Cav Man Gets Taken For A Rough Ride By Sabre
Total Pro Sports – Score this as one point for PETA.
It is perhaps the best way to sum up what has been a rather disappointing season thus far for the Virginia Cavaliers only two games into their 2009 NCAA football season. After losing their opener to William & Mary (yes, that’s right), the Cavs looked to rebound against the number fifteen ranked Texas Christian University, but things didn’t start out well as they quickly got off on the wrong foot (or should we say hoof) prior to kickoff.
As is tradition at Virginia University football games, Cav Man made his way out onto the field on the back of Sabre (his horse), but with the thousands of fans in attendance watching, he was dislodged and sent crashing to the ground. Cav Man’s unceremonious entrance was just a taste of things to come as UVA was dealt a 30-14 beating at the hands of the Frogs.
It has become apparent that mascots can be quite dangerous at times, and even feel the need to take out some aggression every now and then, but those are the mascots with a “human core.” As for those like Sabre, who represent the real live animal versions of mascots, we don’t recommend hiring them for weddings with your college sweetheart. Leave that to the likes of UMass’ Minuteman.
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