New Mexico Mascot Attacks Utah State Mascot Picture

Mascot Beatdowns, Especially Ones Involving Wagers On Mustache Thievery, Are The Best

3/15/09 in NCAABB   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

On Friday night during the Western Athletic Conference tournament semifinal, the mascots of New Mexico State and Utah State got into a bit of royal rumble. How, you ask, did this happen? Well, it involves a fake mustache, $100, and attempted homicide. Awesome.

During a timeout with 7 seconds left and New Mexico State leading 70-69, Utah State's mascot, "Big Blue" the bull, confronted New Mexico State's "Pistol Pete" cowboy mascot and ripped off his fake mustache.

The cowboy then chased the bull to halfcourt, jumped on his back and tried unsuccessfully to pull him to the floor.

"Pistol Pete" then started to try to choke his rival before retreating to his end of the court.

Several newspaper photographers covering the game said they heard a man in a Nevada shirt offer the Utah State mascot $100 to go grab the mustache.

The man confirmed to The Associated Press that was true and that he paid the mascot the $100, but declined to provide his name. He said he did not expect New Mexico State's "Pistol Pete" to respond the way he did.

What makes the story even better is that Utah State hit a shot with 3 seconds left to win the game, meaning that Big Blue ripping off Pistol Pete's mustache was indeed the key play of the game. Because as we all know, no mustache power equals no win.

Blue was suspended for the championship game against Nevada, but his spirit of bravery propelled Utah State to snatch the WAC's automatic NCAA bid.

But I know you want to see a picture of Blue getting choked, so here you go.

I'm surprised that Pistol Pete resorted to choking. I'd have thought he'd just shoot the bull.

Big Blue's brazen mustache thievery prompts mascot fight [The Dagger]
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3/16/09   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

How does no one have youtube of this yet!

I'm here for you. Enjoy.

3/15/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

Dude, I have offered money to people to do things like this. AWESOME. That mascot Bull must be hard up for money. Wonder if it will be worth it when he loses his student job over it, LOL

What else do you think that Utah State Bull would do for $100?

 you don't want to know ;)

3/15/09   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

ROFLMAO "shoot the bull"

3/15/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 I see a whole new future for Capital One bowl week mascot challenge - definitely ups the stakes... :)