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BD80
12-18-2013, 01:14 PM
http://college-football.si.com/2013/12/18/maryland-terrapins-testudo-mascot-catches-fire/?eref=sihp

Testudo the Terrapin? Was he named after a Phil Collins song?

I guess the Maryland fans were behaving themselves when they only threw water bottles ...

Could a mod add an "h" in the title for me?

OldPhiKap
12-18-2013, 01:29 PM
"Grill the Turtle"

hudlow
12-18-2013, 01:33 PM
Maybe they were trying to start a riot so they could do a little Christmas shopping...

Reilly
12-18-2013, 01:34 PM
They don't need no water let the terrapin turtle burn ...

nyesq83
12-18-2013, 02:00 PM
More like "sear the turtle"...

devildeac
12-18-2013, 02:37 PM
http://college-football.si.com/2013/12/18/maryland-terrapins-testudo-mascot-catches-fire/?eref=sihp

Testudo the Terrapin? Was he named after a Phil Collins song?

I guess the Maryland fans were behaving themselves when they only threw water bottles ...

Could a mod add an "h" in the title for me?

Not exactly but close:

http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/11219/

alteran
12-18-2013, 02:39 PM
http://college-football.si.com/2013/12/18/maryland-terrapins-testudo-mascot-catches-fire/?eref=sihp

Testudo the Terrapin? Was he named after a Phil Collins song?

I guess the Maryland fans were behaving themselves when they only threw water bottles ...

Could a mod add an "h" in the title for me?

Like all of Satan's minions, it turns out that Testudo was, alas, immune to fire.

-bdbd
12-18-2013, 04:32 PM
I love it - SEAR THE TURTLE!

That really NEEDS to be on a poster in CIS when Terps come visiting for the last time.
Along with a photo blowup of the turtle burning... HA!

What happened, did they run out of coaches to burn or something??? And nary a Duke game in sight!

Burn baby burn!

:D

wk2109
12-18-2013, 04:36 PM
What happened, did they run out of coaches to burn or something???

Is this why Gary was always so sweaty?

wilko
12-18-2013, 05:16 PM
Must be really really cold up there in Alaska..

diablesseblu
12-18-2013, 11:45 PM
University of Md turtle mascot statue catches fire
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 2:47 PM EST
Updated: Dec 18, 2013 6:18 PM EST
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - University of Maryland police say finals-week offerings left around a statue of the school's mascot, Testudo, caught fire overnight, but the bronze terrapin is unharmed.

Officers were called to the statue in front McKeldin Library early Wednesday and found notes and books had burned.

The fire was out before officers arrived, but images posted on social media showed flames billowing around the statue perched on a pedestal, which overlooks the campus mall.

Police said Wednesday evening that the fire was accidental. It was caused when a lampshade was placed over a lighted candle.

Testudo is a diamondback terrapin. According to the university website, starting in the 1990s, students have been leaving Testudo offerings - food, cigarettes, soda, beer, poems, computer discs, candy, flowers, coins - at final exam time for good luck.

BlueDevilBrowns
12-19-2013, 11:02 AM
Is this why Gary was always so sweaty?

Perhaps they used some of Gary's still-drenched-with-sweat sportcoats and dress shirts to put out the fire.

BlueDevilBrowns
12-19-2013, 11:06 AM
Testudo is a diamondback terrapin. According to the university website, starting in the 1990s, students have been leaving Testudo offerings - food, cigarettes, soda, beer, poems, computer discs, candy, flowers, coins - at final exam time for good luck.

Interesting... These are the same items MD students have been throwing at...ERR... "leaving" the Duke team and their families for years at all the games.

Who knew it was a form of worship?