This might sound a little nutty but it’s time to replace Slyde as the New England Revolution’s mascot.
Slyde, a fox who calls Foxboro home, has patrolled the sidelines of Revs games since the team’s inception. He’s a charismatic character who has grown with the team, even going as far as getting a makeover in 2011. He’s been a loyal soldier along the way, but I fully support him being replaced by Nutsy the Squirrel.
Who is Nutsy? This snippet from The Athletic (you should subscribe, by the way) will tell you everything you need to know.
This was an incredible piece to put together for a lot of different reasons, but mostly for a story Larentowicz told about a former Rev who lived with a host family -- not actually a family, just one woman -- who had a pet squirrel named Nutsy. Nutsy! https://t.co/OgVU3fmjYY pic.twitter.com/eqBW7FaUtU— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) January 23, 2020
This story shouldn’t be forgotten. Plus, Nutsy would be the perfect reminder of how far we’ve come since MLS 1.0.
I know that Slyde has become a fan favorite (and he actually has a nice presence on social media) but we all need to get behind the idea of Nutsy become the Revolution’s biggest cheerleader. At the very least, we need a Nutsy appearance at the next mascot game.
This well thought out and very important article was inspired by our photographer J. Alexander Dolan. You should follow him on Twitter (@JADolan11).