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Frienemies by sandyrinky Frienemies by sandyrinky
Bucky Badger - The Official Mascot and property of the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Madison Website: [link]
More about Bucky: [link]

Goldy Gopher - The Official Mascot and property of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
UofM Website: [link]
More about Goldy: [link]

Art (C) Me though of course :P

Now that that's out of the way...

Here is a tribute to the Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry :)

Haha, you know what sucks about this rivalry for me? I'm a Badger fan, but I've lived in Minnesota all my life and I am a slight closet Gopher fan (though I'd take the Badgers over the Goophers anyday). AND, since I was rejected by Madison and I will be attending the UofM... hahaha, this will be interesting for me.

But I do love both mascots. I have stories for both of them :D

I met Goldy Gopher before I ever saw Bucky. My dad used to take us to Gopher Hockey games (although he is a Madison alumni, so obviously he's a Badger fan heheh). The mascots have always been something that fascinated me XD I loved Goldy and I really wanted to be him for halloween or something. I thought it would be really sweet. I do recall one time when I was at a Gopher hockey game and Goldy came down the aisle and messed up my hair :)

Bucky though, he's a bit more special to me. Although I've been to more Gopher hockey games, Bucky definitely won over my heart and swayed me to be a Badger fan (besides the fact that I love Wisconsin more than Minnesota haha).
For one, Bucky is just too adorable in costume! :D Hahaha. But other than that, I got his autograph when I was like ... 10. I ran down a flight of stairs, tapped his back to get his attention and got him to sign my butterfinger BB's box. I was so freakin' proud because I was such a shy kid.

I got to hug Bucky this year when I went to a Badger hockey game :D

I'm seriously a little kid when it comes to mascots...

My secret dream (well... it used to be secret. I still say it's my secret dream even though I've told about 15 people already so what the hell, why not). My secret dream has always been that I want to be a mascot just once. For awhile, I wanted to be Goldy. Once I met Bucky though ...

You have to work your tail off though. :P But it would be SO COOL!

Might want to get into Madison before I make any rash decisions here ... lol. Yeah I'll work on that first.

This is really the result of my split heart between The Gophers and Badgers.

Friendly Enemies. Frienemies :) Inspired by their goofing off, silly taunts and stunts they do.

In the end, I'm a Badger through and through though :)
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aWolfNamedDarkheart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Bucky is the best!
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aWolfNamedDarkheart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Lol this is awesome
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TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
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well thats kinda sad
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TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
do you know how to bucky!?
also 83-20
hell yeah badgers are gonna make the rosebowl!
sorry you didn't make it to the madtown!
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This may sound surprising but I don't follow college sports at all XD Like, I really love the mascots, but I have no idea how any teams are doing. I just follow pro football :) Yey Packers.
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juicyzombie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I read your description and it made me smile. Goodness I love the mascots.

Although this is where we differ:
Goldy is the best mascot ever!
(And of course I am not trying to start an arguement!)

I am and have always been a Minnesotan, but there is just something about Goldy that makes me love him! (Maybe it's because it is often more fun watching him at the football games than watching the team lose time and time again.) :P

Now onto the piece: I love it!! You captured their quirky mascotesque very well!
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha well thank you :)

I suppose now that I'm at the UofM here, Goldy has grown on me quite a bit :) I haven't actually gone to any of the games... but he's still goofy seeing him around campus now and then :)
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juicyzombie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
>< It's probably best that you don't go to the football games at least.
I love seeing him on campus. The other week he was throwing paper plates like frisbees with a group of girls. Hahaha

But I still appreciate the rivarly between wisconSIN and Minnesota because it makes the sports much more entertaining.
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw some pics of Goldy with nerd glasses on to celebrate whatever college it was... science? I thought it was funny :)

Haha agreed :)
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juicyzombie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Yeah! CSE (or IT as I will always call it) was doing a meet and greet or something. That is when I saw him too. :)
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shinoaintanerd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
your love for wisconsin and your great art makes me love you XD I come from Minnesota but I moved to wisconsin when I was like 12 I am 16 now and I love Wisconsin over Minnesota any day as well.
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha! Well good to hear it :) hehe. Thank you very much XD
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shinoaintanerd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Your welcome
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MattK1989 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this drawing, it's a symbol of our friendly rivalry at the college level. Best of luck to the Gophers when they're not playing the Badgers!
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you!
Haha, and agreed :) Although I'm technically a Gopher... I still gots more lovins for them Badgers and find myself cheering for the big red when they play XD; haha.
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MattK1989 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You must be a real riot amongst the family, lol jk. I read the description on the pic. You didn't get into Mad-Town but got into UoM. Madison's a nice campus, I went there once for a 3 day football camp. I was actually roomed up with a guy who now plays for the Gophers.
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! lol :)
Yeah I'm a weird one. My whole family is in Wisconsin so ... hahaha. My parents went to Madison back in the day XD so yeah.
When I visited the Madison campus I really liked it, it's beautiful :)
Haha really? No way :) Footballlll
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MattK1989 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You live on your own or grandparents or something?
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol sorry I was super tired when I wrote that XD; Worded it wrong. My immediate family is here in Minnesota. My grandparents and everyone else is basically in Wisconsin, save for a couple pieces of the family spread about
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MattK1989 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotcha, that makes more sense.
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shyepgay Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   Photographer
This and the other two I'm planning on commenting on are legit! These are like pro animations that should be used in real advertisements.
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ads for what? No one would use them... I'd rather my art remain the hobby it is to me.
Thanks
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J-LXXVII Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
ZOMFG. I LOVE THE BADGER! XD *glomps him*
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D <3 Thanks. Everyone's gotta love Bucky :)
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sleeping-lamia Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Hehe I'm glad you found so much inspiration from college and sports :P
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao ... I know right? It's kinda ridiculous but I think it's really going to help me enjoy college :D
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sleeping-lamia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
:) thats good
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Teavian Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009   Digital Artist
Oh wow. XD Great work. Mascots are amusing.
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micro-wave Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I love you.

If you ever do become a mascot, you MUST get a picture taken of you in costume!
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 Oh I for sure would hehehe :D

I love you too!!
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Chemical-Drift Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic. XD You drew them incredibly well.

I'm pretty sure that if I asked my mom, she'd know about this rivalry. She's been a HUGE fan of Hockey her entire life, but... I know very little of it, heh. *brick'd* x.x
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks <3

Well, not just hockey. Just college sports in general. I've only really been introduced to college hockey to love it as much as I do. Of course there's the rest of the division 1 teams like their football and basketball teams. I really only care about the hockey. I'm undecided about college football.

We'll see after this year though :D It's gonna be a blasty blast.

Either way, Minnesota and Wisconsin being border states, of course there's the rivalry XD
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Chemical-Drift Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome. ^.^

Bleh, I'm not a huge fan of college basketball/football. I can never keep up with it. oMo;

Oh, I believe it will, lol.

XDDD Oh yes.
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sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate basketball all around XD But college football I can probably deal :)

:D
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Chemical-Drift Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, good point. XD
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