The Art Long Challenge

If you follow me on twitter, you will notice that I’ve become a bit obsessed about a certain idea. This tends to happen a lot, #TeamHeadband, but in this case, this is something that can happen. This is something that you the reader, student, arts and crafts person can make happen. The inspiration for this came on Sunday. While watching Rutgers play Syracuse, I noticed that the Rutgers big heads in their student section weren’t just the normal things. No, they had out of the box creations. One of them was Butters with a ninja star in his eye from that great episode of South Park. That got me to thinking of what I wanted to see in the stands for one of the last 2 home games of the season. That brings us to this. 

Mid to late 90s Cincinnati basketball has an allure behind it. The teams were tough, gritty and physical. Tu Holloway would call them gangstas. They got a bad rap nationally for their wrongful image of not graduating and being horrible people. The NCAA stats were flawed, I tell you. One of the most famous incidences in bad Bearcat history is also one of the funniest things that’s ever happened. Art Long was a Cincinnati center. In an incident after his junior season, Long and Danny Fortson yelled something at a cop. They got pulled over and acted a fool. Then Art Long punched the horse. He wasn’t charged with anything and played his senior year with no further incidents of horse punching. 

Why do I mention this tale of young guys being dumb at 1 am? Because it’s still funny. You have to own your mistakes and make them yours. That’s why I’m putting out the Art Long challenge. I want a big head of Art Long and/or a big head of a horse at the game, preferably Thursday because a big head of a horse would make people think Kentucky Derby, not Art Long. I would settle for a big head of either Art Long or the horse. Both would be ideal. One would be amazing. A twitter picture of them would go immediately on the site and the blog twitter feed with all credit to you.

I think it would be the best thing in the history of the world. I speak in hyperbole. Most of all, one of the weird goals that I’ve put out there has to be met at some point this season. I don’t know how to make big heads, otherwise I would do it myself. The power is in your hands people. I’ll close this post with a couple of Getty Images from, well Getty Images, of Art Long and the first picture of a horse I google searched. Let’s make history and one Cincinnati blog very happy. 2 days and 6 hours. I believe in you. #TeamHorse



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