OK, so we are all NUTS here! Buckeyes, that is!
It's Friday again, and the Buckeyes are back at The Shoe!
The game this week has some special significance to those in our little corner of the DWB world! It seems that Sasha's family shares our pack's addiction to college football, and are big Wisconsin fans. She's been taunting Brutus all fall (OK, we've taunted back too....), and now is our chance to prove that we have the better team!
As you can see, Wisconsin has this funny-looking badger as a mascot, with the goofy name of "BuckY". Ironic, since the BuckEYES are going to dish out some serious punishment to his team this week! We think he looks more like a squirrel anyways, certainly too small to be a badger....
We greatly prefer our Brutus the Buckeye, a MUCH more distinguished looking fellow:
Since Sasha found it necessary to include a little less-than-complimentary info on our lovely state tree in her post, we feel obligated to tell the rest of that story!
This is s buckeye, the nut of the tree of the same name. The buckeye tree takes its name from the fact that the Native Americans thought the nuts resembled the eye of a deer (that doesn't sound unflattering or common to us. Hmm, Sasha.). Though poisonous to a small degree, buckeyes can be eaten if heated properly. True, the leaves & bark have a pungent odor (not "disagreeable", Sasha) if crushed, but we think that just gives it character!!
We will refrain from pointing out the numerous undesirable characteristics of a badger. Ya know, just being the bigger dog & all... Although the wikipedia entry for badger has one interesting fact that we can't ignore: the Native Americans (you know, the ones who named the Buckeye) considered the badger a main meat source. Interesting, methinks.
So Sasha, bring on your Badgers - the Buckeyes are ready! Now, show us your best game face!
Is that the best you can do, girl? It just must be hard to put on a serious game-face when you are cute & fluffy...
Now HERE'S a real game face:
You are in our house this weekend, so don't underestimate the power of the Buckeyes!
Oh, and one last thing - we are the Ohio STATE Buckeyes, not the Ohio Buckeyes. Get it right there, sassy opponent!!
And yes Oskar, Brutus is stinky (we do read everyone else's comments too, LOL) - but we just think that gives him character!!
Go Buckeyes!! Beat Winsconsin!!
P.S. It's all for fun still, Sasha! We only tease ya 'cuz we love ya!!
May the best team win!!!