Let’s All Take a Deep Breath and Look at This Ancient Nebraska Cornhuskers Mascot
Many of you whippersnappers don’t remember a time when college athletics wasn’t a billion-dollar industry. But before the BCS and no-huddle offenses, a different college football landscape existed — one where hilariously primitive mascots like this roamed.
Perhaps the most horrifying of any mascot I have found, is the 1940s/50s Nebraska Cornhusker Corn Cob pic.twitter.com/OnrVYgQwkR
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) July 22, 2014
Sweet creamed corn! That’s a horrifying image. It’s hard to believe there was a breathing human being in there.
How unappetizing are some of those kernels? They look like tobacco-stained teeth.
And that prison style onesie. What, exactly, was the budget for this outfit? Zero dollars? Less?
Despite the pure ridiculousness of this look, I think I speak for many of us when I say Nebraska needs to bring this back STAT.
If nothing else, it would attract recruits who appreciate irony.
[H/T: Eric Stangel]