Ranking The Big Ten Mascots In Terms Of Creepiness
Not all schools in the Big Ten have a mascot – Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan said “nah.” The other 11 range from spot on, to skin crawling creepy. Here’s the ranking.
11. Herky the Hawk – Iowa
Exactly what you want in a mascot. A pretty literal representation, menacing. Perfect.
10. Goldy Gopher – Minnesota
More nerdy than creepy.
9. Testudo – Maryland
Fat turtles are not creepy, guys.
8. Sparty – Michigan State
Key to Sparty not being creepy? Not showing the teeth.
7. Willie the Wildcat – Northwestern
Looks like something out of Discovery Zone in the 90’s – the name “Willie” makes me uncomfortable.
6. Bucky Badger- Wisconsin
Badger don’t care.
5. Nittany Lion – Penn State
The suit is too baggy – some withered away dude is in there dying and they haven’t fitted that thing properly. Needs cosmetic work.
4. Scarlet Knight – Rutgers
The teeth really enhance the creepiness. Disney-ish.
3. Brutus – Ohio State
I don’t even know what it is. Bi-colored potato face with a body.
2. Herbie Husker/Lil’ Red – Nebraska
1. Purdue Pete – Purdue
That overgrown ventriloquist dummy with a sledgehammer you always feared resides in West Lafayette.