Of Monday Hangovers, Booty Calls, And The Biggest Upset In College…


To put Stanford's win over USC into the proper perspective this morning, you should know that the Stanford Tree woke up with a raging hangover, empty tequila bottles strewn about his apartment and a pair of panties dangling from his upper branches. OK, that just means it's Monday. For real perspective, how about this… » 10/08/07 11:10am 10/08/07 11:10am

The Ballad Of Stanford's Misbehaving Tree

It's only a matter of time before the Stanford Tree is apprehended following a high-speed vehicle chase, with a hatchet and a bottle of PineSol found in the back seat of its SUV. Until then, here are the facts as we know them: The NCAA on Friday sanctioned the Stanford mascot, and fined the university an undisclosed… » 8/28/06 11:45am 8/28/06 11:45am

Can One Costumed Beer Keg Mascot Make A Difference? Yes, He Can

Yes, because we're your trusted source for mascot news, we bring you Eight Mascots That Need To Die, from Armchair GM (via Bob Reno's BadJocks). Among the unfortunate winners are obvious choices, such as Screech the Hyperactive Fowl from the Washington Nationals, and the sad, besotted Stanford Tree. But we had never… » 4/26/06 1:15pm 4/26/06 1:15pm

If a Tree Falls Down Drunk in the Bleachers, Does It Make a Sound?

Fantastic. According to a story first run in the San Jose Mercury News, the Stanford University band's famous tree mascot was fired for being completely shit-faced during last week's Cal/Stanford basketball game. Erin Lashnits, who served as the rowdy tree blew a .157 BAC during the game,the story said. It's unclear… » 2/16/06 2:10pm 2/16/06 2:10pm