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Week sixty nine of Operation Graphite – theme: Literal Sports Mascot.

Sports can bring out the best, and also the worst in people. As someone who wasn’t originally very enthusiastic about pro sports, I had my negative opinions. The silly trash talk and the outlandish boasting of ones home team, the elevating of some terrible people to fame and stardom for just playing a game, and the opinion that everyone from the other team is a terrorist, kitten rapist. It probably wasn’t till college that I really gave pro sports a chance. That first year I met some of my best friends in college at gatherings where we watched the first Packer Superbowl win in thirty years. It’s still a bunch of guys getting paid obscene amounts of money to play a silly game, but In time I grew to appreciate the camaraderie of cheering for a common team, and picking on the other. Just as long as it isn’t taken too seriously.

Contributing Teams:

kalebschad – Vikings

Micah – UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

Shock – Bear Sausage

The theme selected for week sixty nine of Operation Graphite will be: Literal Sports Mascot.


When universities and professional sports teams pick a name, it’s meaning usually has some weight. Whether it be a fierce and intimidating animal, a historical reference, or a something special about that region’s culture. Then, there are other Mascots that are just plain weird. This week we may take any existing sports team, and illustrate a realistic depiction of that team’s mascot or namesake.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of your Mascot.

All art work is due on Thursday 6.20.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday 6.21.13.

Above: The original New England Patriots