Youppi Is Back!!!
TSN reported yesterday that the NHL's Montreal Canadiens have picked up Youppi, the former mascot for the departed Expos', as their new mascot. It must have been a hard year for him being out of work. Youppi was created by Muppet master Jim Henson and was once thrown out of a game in 1989 after then manager of the LA Dodgers Tommy Lasorda complained about him jumping up and down on the visitors dugout. BOOOO!
I had the privilege of seeing Youppi at his last game in Stade Olympique and wished him well at that time. He was a delightful addition to Expos' games and I hope Canadiens' fans will welcome him. Has anyone on the board ever met the person who plays Youppi? What a great job to run around like a kid and entertain people while watching a professional sporting event!
Veteran of Misadventures
I personally met Youppi at one of the last Expos games in Montreal. I think it is great to have him back!
Last edited by EagerBeaver; 09-26-2005 at 12:22 PM.
Yes Youppi is Great!!! Should the Montreal Canadiens have a mascot? Sorry but no.
Why not have hired Badaboum from Quebec???
I can just imagine the reaction that this is going to cause. Anyway, I would have preferred that the Canadians hire Badaboum, the former Quebec Nordique Mascot. I always have found that Badaboum had a great personnality. Mind you that Youppi was a close second.
My 2 cents.