Tommy Tomlinson

Tommy Tomlinson has written for ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Forbes, and many other publications. He is writing a book, The Elephant In the Room, about living as a fat man in a growing America. He believes Herschel Walker is the greatest player in college football history and there is no point arguing with him about this. You can reach him at

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Bulldogs, Gridirons, and Saturday Afternoons

Mascots in sports–especially animal mascots–create a vision that fans imagine as reality until it becomes tradition. A mascot is a stand-in for how we see ourselves, if only for three or four hours on a Saturday.