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
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
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!
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
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.
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