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Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

Posted on: September 21, 2010 1:01 pm
Edited on: September 21, 2010 3:17 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli



You probably don't recognize the name Brandon Hanning, nor should you.  He's just a 19-year old kid from Ohio who toils in anonymity, or at least did until this last weekend.  You see, Brandon Hanning is the Clark Kent to Rufus Bobcat's Superman.  Yes, he is the kid who ran onto the field and tackled Brutus Buckeye this past Saturday, blazing a path to internet stardom.

He also blazed a path to getting himself banned from games, but don't worry about Brandon.  It was all worth it.  In fact, he's already gotten everything he'd ever wanted.  Tackling Brutus was the only reason he tried out to be a mascot.

Brandon Hanning, the person in the Rufus costume, said he was not upset with the aftermath.

"It was the whole reason I tried out (to be Rufus) last year," he said. "I knew we were going back to OSU this year, and I wanted to tackle Brutus."


Hanning, 19, is a student at Hocking College. He enrolled at OU last year but dropped out, he said. He added that he still hadn't been informed of his firing, but didn't care.


You have to have goals in life.  Some of us want to help sick children, others want to run for President and change the world.

And, I guess, some of us just want to be a mascot so we can tackle another mascot.  A noble cause, I suppose, though I do wonder about the aftermath of completing your life's goal at the age of 19.  I mean, it's all downhill from there isn't it?
Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2010 1:25 pm
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

I BLAME THE ATTACK ON G. BUSH



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 1:10 pm
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

Gators have survived since the age of dinosaurs and will be here long after we are all gone.  Powerful body, tail and jaws, giant teeth, low to the ground, tough skinned and quicker than most people can believe.  They look like they're sleeping right up to the moment they eat you.  I'll put my money on a Gator everytime.

Do seeds count as real mascots? 




Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:36 pm
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

i'll take the duck from oregon..lol




Since: Sep 30, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:30 pm
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

I'll put my money on Mike the Tiger from LSU. The REAL Mike the tiger.
C'mon it's a tiger.  He'll eat the other mascots and that stupid dog from Georgia.
Geaux Tigers!!



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:27 pm
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

Do you need any further indication of why the country is in the condition it is ? If our future lies in THIS generation, we are doomed.



Chill out dude.  It's not like the guy in the mascot costume is the guy we'll be voting into office in 20 years. 




Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:22 pm
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

I thought the whole thing was funny, but after finding out how long he planned this for, I would have had higher expectations. 



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:40 am
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

I'd take SDSU's Aztec for sure.  The dude is ripped and he runs around maniacally with war paint on his face and a 10 foot spear.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:28 am
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

I'm not sure if Air Force has a mascot or not but it would be pretty hard to beat a jet.  Moutaineers have guns, Fighting Irish are drunk and Seminoles are tough right?  Wildcats, Panthers, Thundering Herd, Gators and Wolfpack are vicious. A Hurricane took out New Orleans so can't count them out but their mascot is a bird. Weakling would have to be:  Stanford? a tree right?  Oregon St Beavers, Oregon Ducks and Nebraska.  Ohhh get your cornhusker hands away from me.  Something to ponder....




Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:23 am
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

On behalf of Michigan Fans everywhere, Brandon Hanning you are our Hero!



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2010 11:17 am
 

Rufus' attack on Brutus a year in the making

It would have been cool if he had pulled off a decent tackle.

As it was, he just ended up looking like a wuss, jumping on the guys back and humping him to the floor.

The guy needs to take lessons from the Oregon Duck.


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