When fans and mascots go fisticuffs, the Internet wins

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When fans and mascots go fisticuffs, the Internet wins

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

This past Saturday, an alleged drunken fan jumped Pucky the Whale, the Connecticut Whale AHL team mascot over a bet. Hes now charged with assault and is banned from the XL Center.

Awesome. Hope it was worth it.

Of course, this isnt the first time that a New England hockey mascot had to deal with drunken hockey fan behavior recently. Surely we all remember Kung Fu Lucic Girl who blasted a hole the size of a toddler into a bathroom pillar in the Garden.

Which led to this wonderful commercial.

And it also got us us thinking:

1) How many beers would it take you to be willing to dropkick, say, Wally the Green Monster?

2) What are some other great mascot attacks there were caught on film?

Our lawyers wont allow us to answer question 1, but we can do a quick rundown of question 2.

In no particular order, here are some other great Mascot Attacks.

10. MSU Cheerleader tackles the Wisconsin Mascot

Two things we learned here: 1) Dont steal MSUs flag. 2) If an MSU cheerleader can hit like that, imagine what the linebackers can do.

9. Sean Michaels gives some sweet chin music

This is exactly what most of us probably wants to do to mascots.

8. Dumb high schoolers punch mascot
This is the type of video evidence you dont want to put on the Internet.

7. Ohio University vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Things are bad when your mascot needs to set the tone for your team.

6. Houston Rockets mascot, Airhead Clutch, gobbles a cheerleader
This is the definition of 'WTF?'

5. Two men attack Sporty
What makes this news story is the fact that they interviewed the guy in his mascot outfit.

4. Oregon Ducks mascot beats down the Houston Cougar
Highly immature; highly hilarious. The taunting and pelvic thrusts by the Duck put this one over the top.

3. Kansas City chief mascot gets 15 yard penalty for piling after the whistle

Totally a 15-yarder. Also, why is the mascot a rat?

2. Barney vs. The Chicken
The heavy weight battle weve all dreamed of.

Apparently they had other run-ins. Who knew there was such a fierce rivalry?

Side note: Theres no better mascot than the Chicken. Hands down, The Best Ever.

1. Ace Ventura kicks the Eagles ass
By far, our favorite.

God, we love Ace.

Bruins blast Kings 4-1, continue strong start for Cassidy

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Bruins blast Kings 4-1, continue strong start for Cassidy

LOS ANGELES - Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak scored their 26th goals of the season, and the Boston Bruins improved to 5-1-0 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Anton Khudobin made 27 saves in his second start since Christmas for the Bruins, who nursed an early lead to their first win in Los Angeles since March 24, 2012.

Pastrnak punctuated a strong all-around game with his seventh power-play goal of the season early in the second period. Dominic Moore ended his 26-game goal drought with an empty-net score, and David Krejci added another empty-netter with 7.2 seconds left.

Kevin Gravel scored his first NHL goal and Peter Budaj stopped 21 shots for the Kings, who have lost six of eight.

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

Paul George on trade talks: 'Thought I’d be in the loop a little more'

After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.

Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks. 

“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”

The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.

George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season.