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31 May 2013

Top 10 Ugliest Mascots of All Time

There are some really bad decisions made in sports
Team Names : I'm looking at you Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Team
Uniforms : Oregon Ducks vomit highlighter uniforms
Sleeping with 47 prostitutes: Tiger Woods

But today I want to talk about the wretchedness of the 
10 Ugliest / Weirdest Mascots of all time
10. Youppi 
First ever mascot to get thrown out of a game (wait did I say worst mascots, maybe I really meant most awesome mascots). He jumped on top of the visitors duggout in the 11th inning of a Dodgers vs. Expos game back in 1989. Tommy Lasorda complained to the umpires and pour Youppi was ejected. 

9. Phillie Phanatic
What is he? It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a monster... actually I think it is a bird. And because I like to have non-biased journalism here on Venus Trapped in Mars here is what a Phillies Fan thinks of mascot #9: 
"I love the Philly Phanatic because he is always dancing, taunting the other teams with his antics and he interacts with the fans" --- Lisa Ann
"The Phanatic is hilarious and has an extensive backstory. Did you know he was from the Galapagos Islands?? He also has a mom named Phoebe who shows up sometimes AND he was on 30 Rock. He is pretty much the coolest mascot ever. And I have a Phanatic tshirt and a stuffed mascot of him. I am clearly obsessed." --- Carly
#7 Friar Dom

I'm scared.
I'm really really really scared. 
I can't unsee this guy.

7. Hip Hop the Rabbit
The monSTARS called. They want super mega Bugs back. 

6. Raymond 
Raymond is in a bit of hot water this season after he held up this sign given to him by a fan. #whoops #toosoon

5. Burnie
In 1994 Burnie selected a woman from the audience, dragged her by the feet and danced on the court with her during a time out. The woman pulled away from Burnie and fell. The woman turned out to be the wife of a Federal Judge. Enter fun fact listed above.

Time to be a good, non-biased reporter again and give a fan's point-of-view:
"I love Burnie. He makes games more fun - he's been around for a long time! He's so ugly he's cute." -- Brooke
4. Roboduck

He is kind of like a Duck Super Hero. Like Daffy Duck and Aquaman boned and Roboduck was born. I don't hate it. 

3. Sammy The Banana Slug
It looks like one of the teletubbies if you ask me. 
And don't google image search Banana Slug. Just don't.

2. The Fighting Okra
Torments its own students and athletes?
I think this Okra is a bit confused, you are supposed to torment the OTHER team. 
After all, he is just an Okra

....and the number ONE WORST / UGLIEST / WEIRDEST / DRUNKEST Mascot ever...
1. The Stanford Tree
If the Stanford Tree Falls down drunk and no one is around to hear it, does it go to jail?
I have no words. Just this GIF.
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30 May 2013

The Ivrester Awards

So I have seen these "Leibster" awards floating around on pretty much every blog (but mine). And that is really cool. Well, I want in. But I don't want in on something no one wants me in on. So, I'll make my own. Take that, blog land.

The Ivrester Awards
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Translated this means Drunk (in French) +  I added the ending 'ster'
(because we are a classy bunch and French is classy)

Rules:
(And with all due respect to the Leibster creator... 11 is a stupid number)
  • Acknowledge who nominated you
  • Answer the 10 questions listed below 
  • Nominate 10 bloggers you think are excellent drinkers
  • You can't nominate the blog that nominated you (But why would you? They clearly just answered the questions already)
  • Don't make any more questions, everyone just answer these questions below... why are we making so many questions for this Leibster guy?
  • If you are nominated, just answer the questions and nominate 10 more people. That is it.
  • Why are there rules for this? Q&A. That is all. 


Questions:
  1. What is your favorite drinking game and why?
  2. It is your birthday, what is your idea of the perfect evening
  3. Money is no object, what is your go to drink of choice at a bar?
  4. How many times have you played the game "Edward 40 Hands"
  5. Take this alcohol screening quiz here, what score did you receive?
  6. What is your favorite memory with Alcohol?
  7. What is your favorite song about drinking? Or song to drink to?
  8. What is your favorite activity to do while drinking (i.e. boating, bowling, golf, trivia, etc.)
  9. In your opinion, which is the number one party school in the country and why?
  10. When do you know you have had too much to drink? What are your signals?



My Answers:
1. What is your favorite drinking game and why?
Beer Pong. Because the more I drink, the better I get. I have hand eye coordination out the wazoo.

2. It is your birthday, what is your idea of the perfect evening:
Pub Crawl
Themed t-shirts just for the event and/or cocktail dresses for all
I have some sort of party hat on that is glittery
Dinner involving chips and salsa and/or fondue

3. Money is no object, what is your go to drink at a bar?
Dirty Gin Martini, Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives with Bombay Saphire

4. How many times have you played the game "Edward 40 Hands"
Surprisingly, never. I will add that to my to do list.

5. Take this alcohol screening quiz here, what score did you receive?
awkward.

6. What is your favorite memory with alcohol?
Oh gosh. There have been so many wonderful memories. I think it would have to be my surprise going away party my friends Lisa and Justin threw me last year. Complete with CHAMPAGNE pong. It was truely a magical evening. 
7. What is your favorite song about drinking? Or song to drink to?
Miranda Lambert's song Jack Daniels 
"I fell in love with Jack Daniels again. He's the best kind of lover that there is.I can have him when I please, he always satisfies my needs,He takes me back no matter where I've been.Yeah, I fell in love with Jack Daniels again." 


8. What is your favorite activity to do while drinking (i.e. boating, bowling, golf, trivia, etc.)
I love playing Darts while drinking. The need to be constantly entertained mixes quite well with a good game (or 12) of darts! I'm a terrible dancer, but if I have had enough, I also enjoy a good booty bounce.

9. In your opinion, which is the number one party school in the country and why?
THE University of Tennessee
Because I said so, that is why.

10. When do you know you have had too much to drink? What are your signals?
This situation goes down:
Friend who I saw earlier that day walks through the front door of the bar...
I scream at the top of my lungs
Sally Jo Sue!!! 
Then run and hug her. 
I haven't seen you in foreverrrrrrrr!
Saw here about 3 hours and 17 minutes ago.
--- 
Or when I drop my phone in the pitcher of beer. That is also a good sign I should probably stop drinking. 


I nominate:
(Everyone, there you are all nominated, go play)
but slightly more specifically....
Like I said, I nominate you all. 

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29 May 2013

All these Photo-A-Day Challenges....

If you are new to these there parts of the internets I call Venus Trapped in Mars, well you may not know that I am over the top competitive. I compete with the girl in front of me at turbo kick, I compete with the random stranger in the OTHER popcorn line to see who makes it to the front first, I even compete to get in and out of the bathroom faster than the guys. 
Side note: How do they pee, wash and dry their hands THAT fast? I'll never know.
Check. Geeze we got it, you like to compete...

Well when I heard from Jess that ESPNW was doing a photo a day challenge on the insta-machine here... well I'm sure you could guess this girl wanted to play. 

Then I thought, who needs someone else's contest when you can make your own contest? I post such a wide variety of pictures, I have insane amounts of creativity oozing from my pores, I am a professional photographer (since I own an iphone5) I'll just build a challenge based on pictures I already have on my Instagram.

Let's see...
First things first. Need a Name and a Tagline.
Next: What kind of pictures to post...
Day #1: Post a picture of your dog named General Neyland
Day #2: Post a Picture of Your Food

Day #3: Post a picture of what you are currently drinking

This is too easy... how many days? 30? Psssht, no problem.
Day #4: Post a selfie

Day #5: Post Some Inspirational Words 

Uhhh... 
Day #6: Post a picture of something beautiful

Day #7: Post a picture without a filter
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...

This contest is stupid, anyways. 
How about you just enter one of the Photo-a-day contests already happening? 
Like the ESPNW #98daystoshine Photo Challenge. 
Each day, you post a new picture to Instagram with the tag #98daystoshine + that day's number.

Example, Today's theme is "Your Playlist"
I would post...
@iamsarahwebb: "Listenin to Notorious B.I.G. Radio #98daystoshine #day3 @espnw #boom"

And then I would be showered with prizes, love and admiration by all. 
Now everyone go play.
But remember, I'll be competing against you. 
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