Which College Mascot Reigns Supreme?

What if college mascots were actually to face off? John Linehan, CEO of the Franklin Park Zoo, offers his rulings.

By | Boston Magazine |

March, of course, is the month when college basketball teams face off in the NCAA tournament. But we set out to tackle a hypothetical that has plagued many a pep rally: What if college mascots were actually to face off? We asked John Linehan, CEO of the Franklin Park Zoo, to use his three-decade career at the zoo, his degree in wildlife studies from the University of Maine, and his vivid imagination to pick the victor in a series of matchups between eight local mascots. Here are his rulings. college mascot madness

Click to enlarge. Illustration by Todd Detwiler

  • s cole

    The Umass Minuteman trumps all… he is armed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/truebenbach Eric Truebenbach

      With a musket, black powder and a lead ball? His first shot would just make the elephant angry, and he’d never have a chance for a second.