The time has come: we've now reached the grand championship match-up of our Miami Mascot Madness Tournament. Despite some close calls in Round One, the match-ups in Round Two were both total blowouts. In fact, when we started this tournament we would have never seen this coming: It's Sebastian the Ibis, the main mascot for the University of Miami, versus The Miami Maniac, the UM mascot who restricts his cheering duties to just the baseball team.
Here are the results from round two:
Feathers and Fins: Sebastian the Ibis womps Billy the Marlins 89 percent to 11 percent.
Forbes.com says Billy is the 10th most popular mascot in the country, but he didn't get top billing here. Unfortunately voting came in the midst of the latest Marlins mini-scandal, with team president David Samson disparaging the Magic City's intelligence.
Fuzz Balls: The Miami Maniac defeats Stanley C. Panther 80.5 percent to 19.5 percent.
The Maniac has been a really surprising force in this tournament. He narrowly squeaked by the Miami Heat's Burnie by about 10 votes in Round One, but landed a crazy landslide over Stanley here.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
And now the time has come to crow Miami's favorite Mascot. It's Hurricane vs. Hurricane. Number 0 vs Number 1/2. Football vs Baseball. So, who's it gonna be?
Voting ends just before midnight on Sunday night. We'll unveil the winner on Monday.