And, because the Blob is and always has been a mascot-friendly zone ...
Here are the schools that would be in the Final Four if the Final Four was decided by sheer epic-ness of mascot:
1. Western Kentucky.
The No. 1 seed. I mean, come on, just look at this. Now try to tell me what it is, exactly.
2. St. Louis.
Speaking of unidentified costumed objects ... check this out.
What is it? I don't know. It's a Billiken. What else do you need to know?
3. St. Mary's.
This one gets in for the name alone: Gael Force One.
As to what it is, well, it's either a really steroidal Bruce Jenner or a really steroidal Deadhead. Your pick.
Blue II not making the Final Four? As if.