The Buckeye Nation is up in arms because the Ohio University mascot, Rufus the Bobcat, tried to tackle Brutus Buckeye as the Ohio State team took the field on Saturday, and then engaged in some roughhousing in the end zone. Not surprisingly, Brutus — like any rugby shirt-wearing stud — easily shook off the cat’s foul and unwelcome embraces. Nevertheless, Ohio University has apologized for the unseemly mascot behavior.
I wouldn’t make too big a deal out of the Bobcat’s antics. After all, the OU mascot is a feline. Ohio State fans just should be grateful that the Bobcat didn’t scratch someone’s eyes out, start yowling, mark its territory on the 50-yard-line, or otherwise use the Horseshoe as a big litter box.