OK … So at halftime during the Stamps / Riders preseason contest, a few of us were trying to name off some of the mascots for each CFL team … And of course - we couldn’t name half of them … we weren’t even sure - does every CFL team have an official mascot?
Roughriders - Gainer the gopher. It took a while for us to remember the name of this mascot … but with the help of a fine (and almost sober) rider fan wearing a homemade pilsner-box cowboy hat (or his friend … cant remember) - we were able to name one of the leagues most appropriote team mascots. A drunken female, wearing green, also informed us that there was another gopher … but could not recall its name.
Stampeders - Barf the dog … Err - I mean Ralph the dog. Or is it Harvey the Hound … whichever - the dog sucks and as far as I know has nothing to do with the team/province … it looks partially retarded. OK -its a shiddy mascot … but probably THE most appropriote … Why waste a good mascot on Calgary fans …
Bombers - Buzz & Boomer … without question - the best mascots in the league. I have to admit … watching Buzz & Boomer beat the hell out of the “green drop” every home game is way funnier than it should be … I have no idea how they can convince anyone to dawn the “green drop” gear for each game … its practically a death sentence. I miss Buzz & Boomer … instead I have to watch Barf the dog do his best to keep the Stampeder fans awake.
Eskimos - its a polar bear … but we can’t remember its name. Pretty good mascot … I dunno what to say about this mascot … Its a hell of a lot better than the goddamn dog in the south … Anyone know its name?
Lions - I’m going to assume its a lion … but i can’t say i’ve ever seen it.
Argonauts - who knows … I think you need fans before you have a mascot … Pinball kinda looks like a mascot … Does anyone know if Mike Clemmons is the official mascot or not … ?
Tigercats - i cant remember … but i think the mascot looks like a yellow / black “tigger” kinda thing …
Renegades - I have no idea … I dont even remember the old Rough Riders mascot … both are probably a big fluffy bounced cheque or something. Can anyone help name / identify this one … ?
Alouettes - no idea.