Koch was stripped of his feathers and was no longer allowed to act as the Pirates' mascot. We're guessing he wasn't going to put that job on his resume anyway.
Rameses Kills His Own Dad
Ramses, of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, is one of the oldest mascots still in use. When the Bighorn Ram mascot first appeared in 1924, guys were still going to football games wearing Jughead hats and big fur coats, saying "23 skiddoo" and drinking gin out of a bathtub. Eighty years later, the longstanding tradition would take a turn for the bizarre when a kid named Pablo took his place as Rameses, forever changing mascot history.
Patricide. You read that right. Pablo achieved something in common with the most monumental characters of great literature --Oedipus and Lex Luthor-- when he murdered his own father.
The body was found by workers on a farm the two shared in Carrboro, NC. What's extra-shocking is that no one seemed bothered by Pablo taking over at games as Rameses XVIII, even though he was the one who had dispatched the elderly Rameses XVII. He just appeared at the game in the giant blue antlers and the crowd went wild. Anybody who didn't read the news didn't even notice the switch.
Dude, who are we to judge?
What's even more shocking is that Pablo was only eight years old.
Okay, Pablo is an actual Bighorn Ram. Rameses is one of the few live mascots still on the field.
We probably should have mentioned that earlier, but it's too late now. Besides, if we held Ramses to the same standard as human mascots, he'd have been kicked off the team years ago for the whole constantly-pooping-on-the-field thing.
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