Best Big 10 mascot? Vote for Goldy

SB Nation's Daily Gopher blog is focused on politics today. In particular, why Goldy Gopher should be elected president of all mascots in the conference. After viewing their post, you may agree that there is no contest.
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SB Nation's Daily Gopher blog is focused on politics today. In particular, why Goldy Gopher should be elected president of all mascotsin the conference.

We especially like their take on the Nittany Lion: Worst. Mascot. Ever.

Goldy? Purely presidential...

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