Between my kids getting hopped up on the free Lemonheads and my avoiding the bread-based Staples Center treats, I fell madly in love with those scrappy Kansas kids.
Reason One - Their mascot.
From the NY Times - For the uninitiated, the team’s nickname is the Shockers, shortened from Wheat Shockers. The Shockers have a mascot, WuShock, which is a cluster of wheat with arms and legs.
He reminds me of my beloved Delaware Blue Rocks' equally as brilliant mascot - CELERY!!!