Look at that crazy deer up there, and we all know about his crazy stunts. Well for him doing all these crazy stunts, and as well as how he's constantly the man getting the fans pumped at games, he was awarded Mascot of the Year. I had no idea about this, but apparently the Mascots have a meeting every year in Miami, and Bango received the top honors for last season.
In terms of all-time greats, Bango has to be up there with the Gorilla mascot the Suns had years ago when Chuck Barkley played in Phoenix. He was the one mascot that everyone knew and loved , and I think Bango has earned that title in the past few years. So this is a well deserved award for him, and he should get more publicity after winning this. Also it sounds like he will be on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on September 21st, so make sure to check that out.
In other Bucks news they have signed another one of their draft picks in Keith "Tiny" Gallon. This is not a guaranteed deal for him, but he will be able to take part in training camp. Gallon will have to show some skills if he wants to be part of this team long term though. He played well in the Vegas league, averaging 6.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 19.4 minutes. You have to think Jennings will be a flame under his ass as the two played together in high school, so hopefully Gallon makes the most out of this opportunity.
I really feel that his solid numbers in that summer league are what has gotten him this far with the Bucks. If he would have played bad in summer league I don't think he would have been offered a contract. Personally I feel he has a lot of work to do to get a guaranteed deal with this team. I also feel with the help of Skiles and Jennings that he may have the heart to stay with this team. It will be interesting to see what happens, and I hope for the best for him. Never bad to have young talent laying in the weeds in case a guy goes down during the season.