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Fun with mascots: Albert the Alligator does the Hora

Albert1.jpgOK, perhaps this is a stretch for a sports business blog, but it’s hard not to share this image of UF mascot Albert the Alligator dancing the Hora at a Jewish wedding last weekend.

Thanks to Susie Gilden of rbb public relations for sharing this photo from Robert and Alison Streit’s wedding at the Diplomat. Yes, that's Albert in the chair that's part of the traditional Jewish wedding dance. I’m told Albert was a rock star.

I included Robert Streit in a sports business story I wrote last summer about New Yorkers – and fans of other opposing teams – who now make their homes here and fill up South Florida teams’ stadium and arenas. The story ran in advance of the New York Yankees playing the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium. Streit’s a Yankees fan, who moved to Fort Lauderdale from New York two years ago. You can read that story here.

Yes, Robert and Alison actually arranged and paid for the beloved Gators mascot to make the trip to attend the nuptials.

What devotion.

What lengths do you go to express your sports passion?

Categories: Mascots (16), UF (18)

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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