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Mascot Accidentally Shoots Itself With A T-Shirt Gun Right In The Goods—And, Ouch ?

Chip the Buffalo, the mascot for the University of Colorado’s football team, demonstrated the truth of the saying “One man’s pain is another man’s pleasure,” last week, when a T-shirt gun malfunctioned during a game against the University of New Hampshire.

The air cannon sent the tee straight into the mascot’s crotch. The force of the impact can be heard in the video at which point Chip doubled over in pain and fell to the ground.

The wounded party had to be driven off the field but maintained a positive attitude, remaining in character and waving to the crowd along the way.

Watch the scene unfold in these two tweets:

Commenters were amused by the blooper:

And they didn’t go easy on the guy:

Others were impressed:

Though this person had a different take:

And some took a moment to discuss alternative stadium-worthy projectiles: 

And for those of you wondering if Chip recovered, he made it back to the game that day to see the Buffaloes beat New Hampshire 45-14.

And he posted this on Twitter:

This comment summed it up:

H/T: Mashable, Twitter


Written by Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the Amazon title, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to favorite 80s or Disney villains tunes. TWITTER: @nessnix, INSTA: @nessnixtony