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‘Mean Bruiser’ one big, bad, blue bear

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There is a new bear face on campus and it’s ready for revenge. According to his Facebook profile, his name is Ned, and he has it in for Bruiser. Commonly known as Mean Bruiser, his story goes back 12 years when Belmont University changed mascots. Bruiser and Ned made it to the final round where Bruiser won out and Mean Bruiser said he was “cast aside like fat from a steak.”

He then proceeded to wander the wilderness for 10 years while he fed his grudge against Bruiser. Now he’s back asking for Bruiser to surrender or face the wrath of Ned the Mean Bruiser.

Recently, Mean Bruiser has been making appearances all over campus, mostly during Belmont home basketball games. His attempts to sabotage Bruiser’s awesome crowd motivational skills are relentless. Not only does he steal miscellaneous items from Bruiser, but he has also confronted Bruiser face to face on the court during a time out.

But beware Bruiser fans. It seems that association with the cuddly mascot could get you into trouble. The rejected blue bear has attacked cheerleaders as well: in January, he picked one up and carried her off the court. Nobody knows when or where he’ll strike next, but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the blue fuzzball at the next home basketball game.

February 28, 2008

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