Monday, May 9, 2011

Video: Meet Goooly, IIHF Worlds’ rail-sliding hockey mascot

The official mascot for the 2011 IIHF World Championship is Goooly, which is a name that sounds way too close to both Gillooly and a slang term for testicles. In reality, the name is inspired by the Slovak word for "goals" as if "screamed by a hockey fan."

He's also part of the new breed of mascot that isn't content to do the chicken dance and cavort with fans during the game. No, Goooly is a wolf of action, as seen here in a leap to the concrete and in this rail slide down to ice level:

Solid effort, if a little deliberate for our tastes. Goooly shows promise, but what our Canis Lupus friend needs to realize is where the bar is set for IIHF mascot antics.

Because back in 2009, "Cooly" the cow did this:

Last time we saw something like that, it was the guy who lost the fight in the cheap seats at the Meadowlands back in the 1990s. Your move, Goooly.

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