They spelled ‘Murica wrong. Dummies.
Kentucky high school basketball is getting national attention… for exactly all the wrong reasons. Instead of folks talking about recruits, or coaches, or big plays, or things you might otherwise associate with teenagers playing ball, people are just paying attention to the (admittedly hilarious) antics by a few folks in Louisville.
You might remember the video posted yesterday with a mascot fight between Manual and Male. Everybody loves a good Furry fight, and basketball fans are no exception. In case you missed it, or want to watch it again, just click play:
What did they have to say about it?
Male won the contest by a score of 63-45, with D.J. Lambert scoring 13 points for the Bulldogs.
Unfortunately for Lambert and his teammates, that performance will almost certainly be superceded in the historical accounts of this game by tales of the mascot melee that unfolded before the third quarter even began.
“Tales” of the mascots? Very clever, Yahoo!. I see what you did there.
Kudos to the Louisville Male High Bulldogs and the DuPont Manual High Rams for some pretty good mascot costumes … most high schools barely even try in that department. And boy, do they take their high school basketball seriously in Kentucky.
Features of the video below include:
- Kung-Fu Ram flying leg kick.
- Crowd screaming with delight as combatants wrestle each other to the floor.
- Adults running in to break up a mascot fight.
- Fans rushing the floor.
First the campus police video that went viral (and got a cop fired), and now the mascot fight? Kentucky is getting all kinds of hilariously bad publicity lately.