Commentary

Butler's Blue II: The Mascot Bill of Rights

Originally Published: April 1, 2011
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

Butler has made another impressive run to the Final Four. But the symbol of the entire program, the Butler Bulldog mascot, Blue II, was prohibited from attending games on Butler's journey to Houston.

This cannot stand. Mascots -- both live and costumed -- deserve rights. They need a Mascot Bill Of Rights.

DJ Gallo is the founder of SportsPickle.com. His first book, "The View from the Upper Deck," is available from only the finest bargain-book retailers. His next book project will be released soon. You can follow him on Twitter at @DJGalloESPN.


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