One can just imagine the frolicking and cheerleading the Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky the Mountain Lion would be doing while getting lowered to the court on a wire during the team’s home opener Friday. But one will have to only imagine it, because when they actually did the stunt, the person inside the Rocky suit passed out, and hung limply while they lowered him to the floor, where he collapsed. Making the whole scene even more bizarre, the team’s cheerleaders kept dancing during Rocky’s catatonic descent, and the spotlight stayed on him until he reached the ground. No word on what happened, but Denver’s ABC affiliate reports the guy playing Rocky walked off under his own power, and Rocky tweets that he’s feeling better today. So you can guiltlessly laugh at the weird video.
Axios on HBO: “Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they’ll say you’re too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are gay. How will you respond?”
Pete Buttigieg: “I’ll respond by explaining where I want to lead this country. People will elect the person who will make the best president. And we have had excellent presidents who have been young. We have had excellent presidents who have been liberal. I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones.”
Axios on HBO: “You believe that we’ve had a gay commander-in-chief?”
Pete Buttigieg: “I mean, statistically, it’s almost certain.”
Axios on HBO: “In your reading of history, do you believe you know who they were?”
Pete Buttigieg: “My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. But one can only assume that’s the case.”