Open letter from Mascot Books to University of Michigan Athletic Director, Dave Brandon.
On January 3rd the Michigan Wolverines square off against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sugar Bowl. It’ll cap a great season for both teams and mark the first meeting of two great institutions with stellar football programs. The game (and the festive New Orleans atmosphere) is precisely what makes college football the most beloved sport in America.
We here at Mascot Books are also interested in this game for another reason – the mascot match-up. Virginia Tech has Hokie Bird. He’s a turkey, yes. But, he’s also universally loved by the Virginia Tech community.
Michigan’s sports teams are, of course, nicknamed the Wolverines. But Michigan teams do not have a “mascot” per se. We understand that Michigan is open to the idea of introducing the right mascot.
We’d like to help.
We’ve taken the liberty of creating two mascots for Michigan’s consideration. We’ve set up a poll here for fans to vote on their favorite of the two selections. Moreover, if Michigan wants to use either of the two mascot concepts, we will assign all intellectual property rights to the University of Michigan at no cost!
The first option is not a wolverine, but an extremely cute blue monster. Some of the most popular mascots aren’t actual animals, but rather “things,” like Wally the Green Monster (Red Sox), Philly Phanatic (Phillies), or Big Red (Western Kentucky).
The second option is a wolverine. He’s fierce, yet approachable. I can just see him standing toe-to-toe with Sparty. This wolverine would make a great mascot, for sure.
We’ll let you know what Michigan fans think, as they will have the opportunity to vote online at www.mascotbooks.com.
Mascot Books, CEO.
You can cast your vote by clicking the image above!