By George Fox
Have you heard the saying, “dance like nobody is watching”? It looks like the Big Ten mascots have — and the Internet is a happier place because of it.
Michigan State’s mascot Sparty joined forces with a majority of the other characters from the conference for a dance montage to the Taylor Swift tune “Shake It Off”.
Related, apparently fan-made “Shake It Off” videos are a thing:
From their respective campuses the mascots each busted out their best moves for the cameras and the results are hilarious. The video posted on TheRealSparty’s YouTube channel Monday is making the rounds on sports blogs.
Don’t miss these standout moments from the video.
Sparty added some sizzle to his clips enlisting the help of some backup dancers and got literal at the end of the video “shaking off” the leaves from a tree on campus. Let’s hope no trees were harmed in the making of this video. We suspect the horticulture faculty is cringing.
Purdue Pete got distracted by a cute co-ed and later showed his b-boy style with a boom box and a sideways hard hat. That guy is still creepy though. Sorry.
Goldy Gopher ripped it up on a go cart and advertised for a date on an escalator.
Scarlet Knight gave more than the old college try and brought the funk with his moves.
The slow motion flip with Herky the Hawk gets the “ooo nice video” award. Also, an honorable mention for Herky the Hawk doing a fairly solid Carlton dance.
There were a few mascots missing. What happened to Testudo, Willie and Nittany Lion? Maybe they’re not Taylor Swift fans.
What was your favorite part? Leave us a comment.
George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When he’s not working on content for the CBS Local websites, he’s probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam. Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeJFox.