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Texas Legends Race

Oh Texas, never stop being you. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

The Texas Rangers previously held the record of biggest phone-in mascot race in history with the Dots. That’s right — just three colored dots racing to give fans free bottled water.

Seeing the potential for something more they introduced the Texas Legends – Jim Bowie, Davey Crockett, Sam Houston, and Nolan Ryan race at every Arlington Stadium game. Crockett carries his rifle, Bowie his famous knife, and Nolan Ryan runs terrified from them.

I don’t know about you, but my idea of wholesome, all-American fun is not two armed men running wildly through a crowded public place. But then again, I’m not from Texas.

I’m also a big fan of expanding on a consistent theme with your race, and I just don’t get it here. Texas has plenty of history — I don’t think they needed to mix genres. It got further diluted when they added famous Houston Oilers running back and Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell  into the mix because they didn’t think it looked enough like a crappy costume party that nobody really wanted to be at.

Get it together, guys.