Monday, October 16, 2006

Spirit get mention in Sports Illustrated

Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle, the newest mascot of the Saginaw Spirit, was featured in this week's Sports Illustrated, dated October 16.

The bi-weekly sports publication covered the connection between the Spirit and the Colbert Report, as well as Steagle's unveiling ceremony.

"The Saginaw Spirit organization is thrilled to have been featured with Stephen Colbert and Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle in Sports Illustrated," stated Spirit managing partner Craig Goslin. "This is just another illustration that the Spirit program is getting recognition nationwide because of the hard work, commitment and dedication of our staff to provide the best game-day experience possible for our fans."

Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle is undefeated through his first six games of his career with the Spirit and if his winning streak continues at this rate, he is sure to become one of the most famous sports mascots since the Phillies Fanatic or the Phoenix Suns Gorilla.

The Spirit have been receiving national attention lately with the increasingly amusing partnership it has developed with the Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert, the show's host, pushed to have the newest Spirit mascot be named after him. The team responded and on September 30, Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle was unveiled for the first time during the home game at the Dow Event Center in Saginaw.

The Report is shown on Comedy Central Monday through Thursdays at 11:30 p.m.

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