The Human Being
Every school needs a mascot. At Greendale, we have the "Human Being." Yes, you read that correctly... the Human Being. Dean Pelton has been on working on a new mascot for quite some time. While some of us thought the Greendale Grizzly Bears worked well, he felt it was inappropriate considering the typical community college student stereotype. So, here we are with a new and improved mascot -- the Human Being.
Really I just like saying it... the Human Being. With a football team that can barely run or catch balls, I'm not sure what the importance is of having a mascot to attend games that are usually only attended by those required to be on the field. But, I do have that sense of school spirit tucked away from my days at Riverside High. Plus, it appears Riverside High football star Troy Barnes has joined the team here at Greendale which could make things interesting.
The pep rally to introduce the team and the new Human Being was filled with a lot of Greendale Blue and White spirit. I almost brought my own spirit stick from my Riverside High cheerleading days just to give Troy a little extra luck before the big introduction, but figured that might have been a little silly. You think? Yeah, maybe. I wonder if he remembers me? Hmmm.
Regardless, the team is not just about Troy Barnes or his incredible talent from high school, there are others on the team that I'm sure deserve as much attention. I'll learn their names at some point. Until then, go out and support the football team and our new mascot... the Human Being