Life compiled a list of the creepiest college mascots and our friend, the Quaker, made the cut. They said:
Quakers are members of the Religious Order of Friends, but this fellow looks oddly threatening. Has his intimidating grin and glassy gaze helped Penn win 11 of the last 16 Ivy League titles?
First of all, yes, yes it has! Second of all, it is really not nice to say he’s creepy based on his looks – he was born with that grin and those eyes but he’s made the best of his situation. While most people, when given a face like that, might just give up, put a paper bag on their head and try to start some type of telemarketing company from home so they never have to leave the house and be subjected to the chants of “Freak of nature! Freak of nature! Freak of nature!”, the Quaker found a job where he can be out in the world, pumping up crowds, taking pictures with toddlers and leading much nicer chants at the Palestra. The Penn Quaker is truly one of our nation’s bravest, least creepy heroes.
And sorry, LIFE, the magazine for COOL PEOPLE, that he does not have fresher threads, but he LIKES that puffy shirt and it’s not like Old Navy makes sweet graphic tees in his size anyway.