There are few hype men as effective as a college football team's mascot, who can rile up a crowd even when the score is lopsided. However, it was the crowd itself that had to help cheer on the University of Colorado's Chip the Buffalo over the weekend, after he accidentally fired a powerful t-shirt cannon into his crotch, fell to his knees, and was carted off the field to seek medical attention.
The unfortunate incident went down during last Saturday's matchup between the University of Colorado and the University of New Hampshire in Boulder. Chip, the besuited anthropomorphic Buffalo, was prepping to shoot a t-shirt into the crowd from the sideline when the device malfunctioned at just the wrong time, and he took the brunt force of the cannon's power straight to the groin. And if you've ever wondered just how much power a t-shirt cannon wields, you need only watch how quickly Chip fell to the ground, doubled over, and writhed in pain. Plenty of onlookers had their cameras out to capture the moment.