The Oregon Duck shall live forever, in statue form. (@Univ_Of_Oregon)

Whether you call him The Oregon Duck, The Duck, The Fighting Duck or Puddles (like I do), odds are you know what Oregon's mascot looks like. He's one of the most recognizable mascots in the country, and he's become a key part of Oregon's #BRAND.

And now he has his own statue.

Puddles' parents must be so proud of what's become of their progeny.

Anyway, if statues for mascots are going to be the new thing in the "we have more money than what we know what to do with" wars, well, your move, Western Kentucky.

What's that?

Well, well, well, looks who's setting the curve. Atta boy (girl? thing?), Big Red!

Big Red photo courtesy of