Mascot massacre: Gamecock fans burn that tiger, Clemson fans bury Cocky

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Screenshot from YouTube. Click the picture to see the video.

Illuminated cellphone screens lit up the night sky Monday night as University of South Carolina fans took torches to a nearly 30-foot-tall tiger as part of a tradition that dates back more than 100 years.

Watch the video as hundreds cheer when the head turns into a giant fireball and falls from its perch with perfect timing from the band as it plays 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Meanwhile, in Clemson, Tiger fans held a funeral – casket and all – for Cocky the Gamecocks mascot before lighting him on fire. I haven’t seen video yet from last night but here’s one from last year to give you an idea.

I also used Storify to show how both events played out on social media. See it here or give it a second while it loads below.

http://storify.com/andyparas/burning-mascots

 

 

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