Oregon’s Mascot Loses Head Skydiving
But the latest headline involving Puddles has to be the most bizarre. You see, the Ducks’ mascot went diving on Friday prior to Oregon’s game with No. 13 Stanford on Saturday and, in the process, lost his head - literally. That’s right, Puddles went skydiving in full costume for a segment on ESPN’s “College GameDay” and watched his head fall off during the descent and crash to earth.
The news naturally became instant fodder on Twitter, with Oregon senior associate athletic direct Craig Pintens paraphrasing Dumb and Dumber with this tweet.
— Craig Pintens (@UOPintens) November 17, 2012
Thankfully, KEZI 9 News reported that Puddles’ head was recovered about a mile from the landing area.
While the skydiving attempt didn’t go exactly as planned, it could have been worse. Ask Dana Holgorsen.