I was at a mens/womens doubleheader last season. Might have been a Saturday, the men's game was played first and the joint pretty much cleared out after that. I was staying for the women's game and was having an expensive meal on the quiet concourse between games. A young couple with a little girl (maybe 3 or 4) came out of the alcove into the concourse just as The Billiken happened along.
Little girl screams bloody murder. Bloody murder of Biblical proportions. Almost dropped my Chicken Nuggets. Birds flew out of trees miles away. A bit of the ice shelf broke away in Antarctica. The Billiken, realizing he is the cause of this ruckus, backs up and ducks out of sight until the parents can whisk the terrified youngster away. I'm afraid that young lady will never be the same and will NEVER attend SLU.
Personally, I think the newer new Billiken is less scary than the older new Billiken but there is something about the side view (especially the jawline) that just ain't right. I guess it's the best they could do. I was just fine with the old Billiken but marketing, etc. I get it. It's why the Cardinals bring out a new jersey every couple of years right at the holiday shopping season.
As always, can't wait for the start of the new season. Let's go Bills!
And the moral is eat chicken at Southern before game and not eat those pre made over priced nuggets. (4got u were at double header)