The University of Colorado mascot makes Sports Illustrated 'All-Time Greatest' list.

Football season is right around the corner. I'm sorry, I don't count the NFL preseason and neither should you. It's only meaningful to players trying to make their respective teams. 2019 is a special football season. The NFL is celebrating at's 100th anniversary and college football is celebrating it's 150th.

In honor of college football's 150th season, SI ranked "The Top 10 All-Time Greatest Mascots." The University of Georgia-Bulldog is #1. "Ralphie the Buffalo" comes in at #6. Did you know that Ralphie is always a female buffalo? Sports Illustrated's Top 10 is as follows:

  1. University of Georgia- Bulldog
  2. University of Oregon- Duck
  3. LSU- Mike the Tiger
  4. University of Texas- Bevo the longhorn bull
  5. Standford- Tree
  6. University of Colorado- Ralphie the Buffalo
  7. The University of South Carolina- costumed gamecock named Cocky
  8. Western Kentucky- Big Red
  9. Syracuse- Orange
  10. Tennessee- bluetick coonhound named Smokey

The Sports Illustrated story "Celebrating 150 Years of College Football" story covers it all! Everything from the "Greatest Rivalries", "Traditions", "Games", Greatest Stadiums", and more! You can check it out by clicking HERE.

The football season is almost here! Get the grill ready, beer chilled, and with a remote in hand get ready for America's game and the greatest team sport...Football!

Credit: Fox31

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