So I noticed something strange the other day watching the Duke game at my apartment, so I was wondering if anyone else noticed it, too. I was actually working at the same time — watching the game, resuming work during commercials, looking back up for the broadcast. I’m not a huge sports fan, but I saw the game was on, so I thought, why not? Anyway, I noticed something a little weird, actually a little funny, about our mascot. You’re not going to believe this, but he’s actually a man dressed up as a devil — the costume itself is a man wearing a blue devil costume.

I was sitting on my couch, trying to multitask — watching the game, working during commercials, looking back at the game. But then something happened on TV that caught my eye. After a basket was scored, the camera panned to our mascot, the Duke Blue Devil, as he was cheering and dancing and getting the crowd involved. And I’ve never noticed this, but it hit me: the mascot for our team is actually a man — dressed up as a devil. A real person is wearing a full-body costume of a man wearing a less elaborate costume of a blue devil. The second layer of costume is a sports uniform, a mask, and a hat.

Did anyone else notice this?

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