Having earned the title of “hardest-working mascot in show business,” the University of Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher has topped this week’s Mascot Power Rankings on NBC Sports blog Off the Bench.
Writer Rick Chandler says:
… It’s difficult to pinpoint the coolest thing about Goldy Gopher. He’s seemingly everywhere on campus; from Minnesota hockey games to the Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s 75th anniversary festivities. But here’s two great things I just learned recently: Goldy is the only college mascot to my knowledge who has dressed like a member of KISS and performed at halftime. Also, he’s had custom Nike shoes made just for him.
Here’s the video about the shoes:
And you can read more about Goldy and the rest of the list here.