So here we are together Monday, September 19th for the 15th installment of English Mascot Monday and the final one for summer 2016. I pledged to make this summer epic and I crushed it! For the most part life didn’t trip me up to bad. Beautiful vacations in Portugal and Maine. Soccer tournaments were coming from all angles.
However all good things must come to an end. Fall is a few days away and Summer is fading into the sunset like a seagull as it leaves its perch on Brighton Pier. Perhaps the name of this gull is…
Gully the Gull
Team: Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. (Founded in 1901)
Town: Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, England
Home: Falmer Stadium (capacity: 30,750)
League: English League Championship
Current Position 2016/17: 7th place
Key Features: Elephantiasis of the beak, Red Dreadlocks and Gray Man-Wings
This may be the worst name out of all 15 mascots reviewed thus far on #EnglishMascotMonday. Just about as creative as Rammie the Ram. Which is ironic because both seem to be kindred spirits. Both love inspiring their fans with an unbelievable energy.
Scientists have often said that the seagull is the avian version of the ram. Fact. Persistent and Stubborn.
How many times has the same seagull circled your beach set up? You know what he wants and he knows what he wants and he knows that you know what he wants. He is going to wait till you have to go to the water to pee to snatch up your Salt and Vinegar Chips.
You better eat that ham and cheese sandwich fast because he will jump off the sand, circle and swoop like Maverick in an F-16 while you’re digging to the bottom of your cooler looking for that peach Snapple.
It’s a battle of will…like the English League Championship.
What is the difference between Gully and the common seagull? He will do all that shit with his own theme music playing:
Gully is a busy boy. When he isn’t pumping up his people he is training for Marathons.
This guy must be on PED’s because he also had the energy to partner with Spongebob Squarepants to set the Guinness World Records title for the highest number of football penalty kicks scored by a team of mascots in one minute.
No big deal.
Brighton and Hove came very close to shocking England last season in the Championship Playoff. The wise Owl’s of Sheffield Wednesday proved too much for the tenacious gulls.
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