Could Unholy Alliance Be Future Of DU Athletics?

(above) Ruckus & Boone at WAC Press Conference yesterday

As University of Denver Athletic Director Peg Bradley Doppes was thanking the alumni, students, band & cheerleaders at the WAC Press Conference, she mentioned, "The Mascots." Maybe Boone's incredible comeback includes forming an alliance with Ruckus.


msbdu said...

Wait a minute, I thought that chicken hawk was dead and buried. What is he doing raising his ugly head?

dggoddard said...

You can't truly embrace diversity unless you have two mascots.

Aluuum said...


msbdu said...

I don't want that stinking PC stuff. I am talking about an coup. The people have spoken! Remember what Howard Beale, the mad prophet of the airwaves said?

dggoddard said...

I'm up for cutting a deal. Bring Boone back officially on July 1, 2012 but keep the chicken.

Those DU teams, organizations and individuals that want the chicken at their games can have the chicken.

Boone can do the other events.

Donald Dunlop said...

Sadly while, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" is certainly memorable it's more important perhaps to remind ourselves of the central tenet of that film.

And that is ...
"You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale... and I won't have it!
Is that clear?
You think you merely stopped a business deal.
That is not the case.
The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country... and now they must put it back!
It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity. It is ecological balance!
You are an old man... who thinks in terms of nations and peoples.
There are no nations. There are no peoples.
There are no Russians. There are no Arabs.
There are no Third Worlds. There is no West.
There is only one holistic system of systems!
One vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variant, multinational dominion of dollars!
Petrol dollars, electro dollars, multi-dollars.
Reichsmarks, rins, rubles, pounds and shekels!
It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet.
That is the natural order of things today.
That is the atomic, and subatomic, and galactic structure of things today.
And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature!
And you will atone!
Am I getting through to you?
You get up on your little 21-inch screen and howl about America and democracy.
There is no America.
There is no democracy.
There is only IBM and ITT, and AT&T, and Du Pont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon.
Those are the nations of the world today.
What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state? Karl Marx?
They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions and compute price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, like we do.
We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale.
The world is a college of corporations... inexorably determined by the... immutable bylaws of business.
The world is a business, Mr. Beale."

The oft privileged students of in particular should be aware of those facts.

Rise Up Proletariat and throw aside the bonds of your corporate oligarchical oppressors. When you're finished with your education don't consider joining the their ranks but instead remember the speech above and work toward a more egalitarian world.

And oh yeah ... Go Mankato!?!?

dusince59 said...

Im afraid Donald is nuts.

puck swami said...

I look at this photo as a validation of Boone and the active role that alumni and students are increasingly playing in the DU athletic experience.

Ruckus sightings are exceedingly rare now, and trotting out that dusty chicken costume for the press conference is DU's way of showing that while Boone remains unoffical, that that they can come to a comfort zone between diversity and the reality that many people are enjoying the new Boone.

Anonymous said...

Donald is smoking that funny stuff..

Let's get him to KILL THE CHICKEN!!

dggoddard said...

Maybe someone could take the chicken to the Denver Zoo and drop it in the Lion cage. Would make a great YouTube Video.

old pio said...

Ruckus, dressing, mashed potatos, gravy, that awful greenbean casserole and cranberry sauce. That makes for a great Thanksgiving. Does Ruckus come with a pop-up timer?

Anonymous said...

Go Boone!!

Anonymous said...

That picture makes about as much sense as if it were North Dakota's Brad Malone and Jason Zucker holding hands.... W. T. F. I want Ruckus on my Thanksgiving table.... golden brown, with his legs spread apart and ass filled with stuffing.

puck swami said...

Speaking of birds, here are some WAC fans take on the old bird.....

Typical DU Kid said...

At least they teach kids how to copy and paste up Anchorage way. It's one of many useful skills that us DU grads demand from our underlings in the business world.