That awkward stage St. Louis University’s new Billiken mascot got overwhelmingly negative reviews after its new look was unveiled Wednesday. Half gray and half white with a big blue eye, the mascot is intended to match the new logo the campus began using in November. The mascot’s distinctly menacing look has some fans recoiling. No matter the public’s outrage — including alumni threats to stop donating — SLU President Fred Pestello did what a good parent should do, responding with humor and good spirits to the disparaging comments. “Change is hard,” he tweeted. “@The_Billiken is currently going through puberty. Like us, his awkwardness is best met with compassion.” Seems like a message that has
If Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has his way, the “box of touchdowns” he found will yield one way for Los Angeles to find the end zone. Los Angeles is still in position to right the ship, and take the pressure off of a stellar defense that thus far, has done the heavy lifting. Credit Jeff Fisher if you will, but alleviating the anxiety that the Rams offense has been feeling is admirable.
The San Francisco 49ers return to the road this weekend, facing their rivals, the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers lost on the road to the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, following a Week 1 shutout of the Los Angeles Rams. The Week 3 matchup kicks off at 1:05 p.m. PT, and will be extensively broadcast west of the Rockies. The folks at 506sports.com are back with their weekly broadcast maps. Their maps cover the entire United States, and accurately portray who can watch each NFL game. This week, the game is aired extensively around the west, and then a few random television markets around the country. You can view the map at the link above, but in the meantime, I'll list out notable media regions that