Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Suggestion to LCVB: How about hosting a Mascots' Convention

There have been gatherings before, but Laredo could host First True Mascot Convention
There are times when you get an idea that  just makes so much sense that you have to wonder : Why didn't I, or anybody else, think of THAT before. The Laredo Convention and Visitors' Bureau needs to jump on this one right away. Laredo needs to host a Mascot Convention. The only thing that has multiplied faster than the number of mascots are the numer of smart phones in the country. Just think of it. All Highschools, Colleges and Universties have their own official mascot, not to mention the alernates (mascots do get sick you know). Add to that the semi-pro, minor leagues and professional teams and we're talking about thousands of potential visitors to our city. If, someone else (besides ESPN) has already held a mascot convention, I haven't heard of it, so it's time to get the ball rolling.
Actually, we can kill two birds with one stone and hold a mascot zoo for the local kids, being that the closest thing Laredo has to a zoo is the LCC Rio Grande center. As creative as Laredo is, I'm sure we can think of lots of other ways to cash in on this. I, for one, would like to be at the Laredo city council meeting when this idea is presented. I'm wondering if it's going to be the UT Longhorn or the Dallas Cowboy mascot who will be standing at the podium next to the LCVB presenters.
Admitedly, this idea was inspired by he excellent coverage that our local mascots have received through the various blogs. What's so puzzling is why BorderTownBlues did not jump at this idea. If ever there is someone who admires and respects mascots, it's BTB. Naturally, LaSanbe is a mascot afficionado as well, as evidenced by his cutting-edge video of a dozens of mascots in a dance-off at our Civic Center.


  1. And who says I have not already trademarked the idea?

    Expect to hear from some folks with various surnames strung together along with an LLP acronym at the end in a few hours.

  2. Oh man I knew it, sounded too good to be true. A bit of advice dont' hire Dewey Cheatem & Howe, they're essentially a bunch of crooks.

  3. BTB's mascot unfortunately passed away. I am sorry you were not invited to the wake and funeral Laredotejas.

    Maybe we can have a re-enactment of the botas & guaraches funeral procession using mascots - ha!

  4. Yea, sorry to hear about teofilo, must've been the snow.