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Butler Bulldogs mascot Blue III vomits on court at Big East Tournament (pics)


Blue III, the third incarnation of the Butler Bulldogs’ beloved, live canine mascot, apparently got a bit too excited at the Big East Tournament on Thursday that he unfortunately vomited on the court.

As the Bulldogs men’s basketball team were preparing to tip-off against the Xavier Musketeers in the Big East Tourney quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden, poor Blue III lost his lunch on the hardwood, which spawned a bunch of social media activity from none other than the dog … okay, Blue III’s owner and trainer Michael Kaltenmark.

Blue III apparently was no worse for wear after the vomiting episode. He reportedly took drank some water afterward before going out to urinate in the MSG loading docks.

Despite the puking incident, the three-year-old English Bulldog was still a big hit with the ladies.

Blue III later in a tweet thanked Gatorade for the cleanup towels, the Madison Square Garden for “rolling w/ it and the Big East conference for “something to get so e_cited about.”

According to Kaltenmark, the ill-timed upchuck primarily was caused “sheer excitement.” The owner and trainer added that Blue III “was pulling (on his leash) too hard.”

Unfortunately, despite Blue III’s ability to “puke and rally,” the Butler basketball team were unable to use his tenacity as motivation, losing to Xavier 67-61 in overtime.

After the disappointing loss, Blue III let everyone on social media know that he was feeling much better.

“Back at the hotel and doing just fine,” read the tweet from the mascot’s official Twitter account. “I make no apologies for going to hard tonight. That’s who I am. Full day in NYC tomorrow.”

Indeed. And Blue III provided an update on Friday while offering up a pretty nifty zinger.

Oh, that Blue III!