In the annual sports pep rally today, Wednesday August 28, 2013, Riptide, the Tulane Greenwave’s lovable, excitable mascot, expressed his extreme jubilations for the upcoming season.
“kill meeeee…” rasped Riptide over and over again as he joyously grabbed people by the shoulders and shook them until they listened. “I’m a talking bird, all my friends are dead, I don’t even know if my family is still alive… don’t make me go…you don’t know what they do to me…”
Riptide, the Tulane mascot has been uplifting and delighting fans everywhere non-stop since he got separated from the rest of his kind during the BP oil spill.
“Oh Riptide, he’s so funny!” commented Greenwave fanatic and Tulane alumni Gerold Greere. “I give him a lot of credit. Sometimes it can be hard to stay so upbeat all the time, but boy, does he do it well!”
When Riptide isn’t performing as the Tulane main cheer man, he can be found in his cage under the stairwell in Reily, shaking and clawing with such enthusiasm and pleasure for the chance to root on more Tulane sports.
“My favorite part of basketball games is when they let him free, and he sprints towards the exits,” continued Greere. “It’s like he’s saying, ‘go on! Get out of here opposing team! Tulane belongs to the Green Wave, forever and always!’ He is truly a genius.”
The pep-rally ended with Riptides famous chant he does every year. He got on stage and yelled, “Let me go!” to which the crowd roared back, “At em! At em! Let me go at em!” to welcome all of the opponents Tulane would be facing this year.