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Reader's Digest Names Purple Cow as Most Lovable Mascot

In the Furry Fandom, we have the Fandom Favorite Fursuit Fracus – in the real world, Reader’s Digest determines via poll, who is the most beloved mascot. As a reminder, the Fursuit Fracus nominations close Friday, April 15 (tomorrow!!)

Purple Cow


A Massachusetts school is home to the most “lovable” mascot in college sports. That’s according to The Reader’s Digest this week. But the poll overlooks hundreds of unfairly slighted college creatures, real and imagined.

The apparently indefatigable Dick Quinn, director of sports information at Williams College, is gloating this week, since the Williams mascot, Purple Cow, is the nation’s most lovable college mascot.

According to Reader’s Digest, Purple Cow edged out the University of North Carolina’s Fighting Pickle, the Blue Blob of Xavier University, and Peter the Anteater, which says “Zot!” while representing the University of California at Irvine.

Sycamore Sam

What of “Baby Owl,” the second mascot of Temple University? “Baby Owl” was specifically created to be more “child friendly” than “Owl,” which is neither a baby, nor, one assumes, especially friendly.

And what about Artie the Fighting Artichoke of Scottsdale Community College? Did Artie fail to get consideration because he represents a community college rather than a hotshot, big deal kind of place like Williams or UNC?

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One response

  1. I never saw a purple cow.
    I never hope to see one.
    But I can tell you, anyhow,
    I’d rather see than be one!

    April 15, 2011 at 10:27 am

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