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Tonight's Mascots: Louisville's Louie the Cardinal Bird vs. Michigan's Nothing

The college basketball season ends tonight. Sigh. #1 seed Louisville meets #4 Michigan. I have no ties to either school, so I'm simply hoping for a good game. However, given my affinity for mascots, I'll consider the game through a mascotological lens. In the mascot battle at tonight's championship game Louisville is the clear winner because Michigan doesn't field an actual mascot. That was easy. 

As a bonus, Louie is also active on Twitter @LouietheCard (Especially appropriate since he's a bird.) He'll be busy tonight and tomorrow night since both Louisville's men's and women's basketball teams in a national title game.  


Louie the Cardinal Bird of Louisville has no competition tonight at 2013 NCAA Men's D1 Basketball Championship because Michigan doesn't have a costumed mascot. The game will be a closer contest.

But, if you want to buy college duct tape for the game, Michigan is your school. (Affiliate link below.)

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You can,however, buy a Louisville Wallcrasher to adorn your walls. (Affiliate link.)

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One final affiliate link is for this year's 2013 Final Four and tourney gear. 

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2013 NCAA Men's Division One Final Four Mascots

If you're like most people, your alma matter is not in the Final Four, so you don't have a dog in the hunt. How to decide which team to watch? You may actually consider the basketball prowess of the teams, but that's so overdone. Another option - choose by mascot. Even that has been done a lot. (For some good tips on that, check out the Fat Pastor's rules for choosing a winning mascot bracket


The Louisville Cardinal Bird vs Wichita State's WuShock, 2013 Final Four

 The #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals take on the #9 seeded Wichita State Shockers at 5:09pm CT on Saturday, April, 6 in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Syracuse's Otto the Orange vs Michigan's...nothing, 2013 Final Four

It's a battle of the #4 seeds when the Syracuse Orange meet the Michigan Woloverines at 7:49pm CT on Saturday, April 6th in Atlanta, Georgia.