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Wait, Your Mascot is a What?
Growing up in nearby Oregon, Illinois, our high school mascot was a hawk. We were the Oregon Hawks. Nothing really unusual or noteworthy about that one. However, one of our conference opponents at the time, Polo, had the unusual team name of "The Marcos." That's right, the Polo Marcos. I'v…
Say Yes to the Parachute Dress
I've watched more than a few episodes of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress with my daughter, Molly. If you're unfamiliar, SYTTD is a reality TV series that follows brides through Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan as they search for, and (almost always) find the perfect wedding gown for thei…
Referee and Trainer Brawl During Hockey Game
In hockey, there's nothing new about a fight breaking out. It happens all the time. To be fair, it's almost always player against player (and sometimes the crowd is part of the mix). The key words being "almost always."
For the exception, we head to a Junior A game in Lond…
Man’s Predicament Shocks TV Anchors
You've got to admire a guy who's cool and unflappable in a serious situation. A guy who can keep it together and do the right thing when life throws a big curveball. A guy like Texan Kerry Parker.
During the recent spate of thunderstorms that swept through Texas, Parker found his car, with …
The Green Cat of Bulgaria
Kermit the Frog sang about the difficulties of being green. For this cat in Bulgaria, the whole thing has been pretty easy, with the exception being the accusations of animal cruelty.
First off, the (now) famous green cat of Varna, Bulgaria is not the victim of cruelty...
Unusually Named Illinois High School Mascots
We've been hearing a lot about mascots over the last few years. Most notably, of course, is the ongoing debate over the Washington Redskins. Many schools have changed mascots and logos that were perceived to cause offense to different groups...