My Alma mater Oregon State University is the home of Benny Beaver. This is the Benny I remember from my college days at OSU. He's sweet, he's cute and he is much more likely to make you laugh with his goofy smile than cause worry about him biting you.
This is the Benny Logo they use today. He's a lean, mean, beaver machine. He charges at his opponents and causes tremendous fear of biting.
For the record I've never been much a fan of the "new Benny" but I am a fan of winning football games and smelling roses, and if "new Benny" means more success on the football field that I say, "Move over Sailor Benny, you've been replaced!"
Last week OSU introduced Benny Jr which they hope will appeal to "younger fans." He is sporty, sweet and fun-loving and reminds me a bit of the Benny of my college days.
Whichever Benny inspires the team to kick ass is just fine with me. I'll be cheering today and hoping that Arizona is terrorized by the Beavers!