College football has its visible mascots and, occasionally, sports teams have two or three mascots…the University of Oklahoma has two mascots: Boomer and Schooner times two though. Boomer and Schooner are two human mascots and also two horses pulling a Conestoga wagon during Sooner’s home games.
The National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens have three: Edgar, Allen and Poe. This is, of course, because Edgar Allen Poe resided in Baltimore. In fact he died there. What a theme: Poe died in Baltimore in the 1840s….his writings are legendary. He is credited with beginning the detective novel genre. He’s worthy of remembering. He is thought of, for non-readers, as that guy who writes about solitary birds. Or, perhaps, it was three birds. It is in 2013.
Auburn University has a war eagle who needs to be retained with a tether that the Baltimore trio of birds didn’t require. That we know of, of course. We can joke.
Freddy the Falcon isn’t a John Cheever novel though saying ‘The Falconer’ while looking at Freddy somehow elevates our sense of personal worth…and some might concurrently feel diminished.
The Virginia Tech Hokies have a pride problem I’d say: people call them Hokies, after all. You’re so Hokie: you said what? Do you need a gun to reply? Hmmm.
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These three birds are Edgar, Allen and Poe. These are the Baltimore Raven’s trio of mascots possibly for evermore. Who could even come close to replacing them?
‘B’ and ‘S’, a big hit
Boomer and Schooner are the University of Oklahoma Sooners duo of mascots…there’s also two real horses and a wagon that appear at home games.
Freddie the Falcon is very popular to Atlanta Falcon’s fans…he’s energetic and like most birds he says very little. His big skill is his ability to make people smile.
War, I say!
This is the Auburn University war eagle…you can see he has real feathers and so a real tether to retain the services of the free agent raptor. He might, otherwise, seek a better deal elsewhere.
This giant bird has the Virginia Tech colors and though he is a school bird he does always take time on Saturday to watch his (her?) Hokies lay waste to the Atlantic Coast Conference.