Nov 17, 2007

Ralphie 5

There was a great story last night on the news about the mascot for the University of Colorado, Ralphie the Buffalo. Ralphie 4 is set to retire at the end of the year to make way for Ralphie 5. The team that handles Ralphie is working with the new young lady, training her to run the stadium before the game and at the start of the second half.

It is a wonderful tradition at every home game, and if Colorado makes it to bowl games, Ralphie also travels. It is one of the best openings of any football game you will ever see, as Ralphie thunders down the sideline, turns at the end of the stadium and heads down the other sideline back into her truck.

Click here to read the story, and check out the video, it is pretty cool!

My favorite memory of Ralphie running the stadium is back in the 80's when Oklahoma came to town. They had a loud mouth linebacker named Brian Bozeworth that thought he would come out from the sidelines and stand in the way of Ralphie running. It wasn't until the last moment that he decided, hmmm, this may be a bad ide, and dove out of the way.

I don't think I ever heard a bigger cheer at a CU game!


  1. Bozeworth may have been the biggest boob the world has ever known. Never heard that story, but it doesn't surprise me.

  2. better than Opie the Tiger... ask Flannery to explain that one to 'ya...

  3. The Boz was one of the greatest actors of his generation as well. As Salt N' Pepa once said, "Whatta Man."

  4. My high school boyfriend fancied himself the Brian Bosworth of our football team.
    We're not dating anymore.

  5. Grant: never has a bigger jerk made it big.

    HL: Hmmm, Flan, care to weigh in on this one?

    Pistols: The consummate thespian.

    TG: That is a surprise you didn't stick with him!

  6. Anonymous11:47 AM

    That moment was sort of a metaphor for Bozworth's entire career, wasn't it?.