CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Today in a press conference on the campus of the University of Miami, Sebastian the Ibis, beloved mascot of the Miami Hurricanes, announced his candidacy for President.
Citing a direct response to the Oregon Ducks’ announcement a few days ago, Sebastian the Ibis has decided to enter the Presidential race. In his prepared statement, he stressed the importance of the big picture, specifically, pretzels for all Americans.
He was not unavailable for questions, but this announcement should add intrigue to a race that has quickly gone to the birds.
About the CapitalOneBowl
Sebastian the Ibis is one of 16 spirited heroes vying to become the 2012 Capital One Mascot of the Year.
Fans are able to vote for their favorite mascots via Twitter. Regular season vote officially opened at 12 p.m. EDT on Mon., Sept. 3, and continues weekly through Mon., Nov. 26. The top eight mascots with the best head-to-head records will then compete in a bracket-style, single-elimination competition to determine the overall winner. Fans can vote at www.CapitalOneBowl.com, on Facebook and on Twitter. All voting information appears at www.CapitalOneBowl.com.
The Capital One National Mascot of the Year will be announced Jan. 1, 2013, at the Capital One Bowl and will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship to help fund its school’s mascot program. Each of the 2012 Capital One All-America team members will also receive $5,000 for their university mascot program.