Last night I attended my first Bulls game in several years (wouldn't you know it, I picked a bad one.) In the old, Michael-Jordan days, Benny the Bull was an innocuous mascot who amused children, perhaps sometimes made slam dunks off a trampoline, and entertained the crowd, albeit in a tertiary, sub-Luv-a-Bulls way. Last night though it became clear that the Benny of 2012 has a whole new 'tude, one that I was not prepared for. Here are some of his personality aspects that may prevent him from running for office in the future:
Benny is very influential.
Apparently last night was Benny's birthday, and all the ticket takers and Luv-A-Bulls were wearing birthday hats in his honor.
Benny fraternizes with the mascots of other teams.
A coyote, a wolf and a few other forgettable fuzzy mascots were in attendance for his big day. They rappelled down from the ceiling, which seemed very dangerous.