Photo by Larry Johnson, VandalVenue.com
I've written before about my love for my alma mater, the University of Idaho. Although I'm not a big football fan, I do appreciate the fact that the sport is the main way for alumni to stay connected. I love nothing better than to take the kids down for a few home games where we can walk around campus, soak up the college atmosphere, and feel young again (well, that last one is for me).
Football is the front porch for most colleges. Over the years I've learned to enjoy the sport because it keeps me in touch with what's going on at an institution I care about. It's never been about the winning or losing, although the winning sure is fun.
All of this was just a reason to post a picture of our mascot's new costume, which was unveiled last weekend. My son and daughter think Joe Vandal is the coolest thing around. Maybe I'll dress up as him for Halloween.
Do your kids have a favorite sports mascot?