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Butler Mascot -- FIRST Class to Final Four ... Bitches

4/1/2011 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Butler University's bulldog mascot hopped a flight to Houston this morning for the Final Four ... and we've got photos of his first class journey.

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Blue 2 was free to roam about the cabin aboard a chartered Southwest flight from Indianapolis to Houston. B was chillin' in the cockpit, and posing with baggage handlers and passengers all over the plane.

If Butler wins the title they might let him fly the plane home ... which would be bad. He doesn't have thumbs.


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Tony    

Lol third post same story Harvey asking "What's final four?". It's a dog show.

1197 days ago
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artie help    

big deal joy behar in 1st class, she desreves it.

1197 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

if they lose the dog gets to go back home by train

1197 days ago
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mija    

Harvey is right. This is a lot like Arnold Ziffle taking the road to Hollywood. Too bad nobody else that works for TMZ ever saw the show Green Acres.

Dog is spoiled but Arnold did it first.

1197 days ago
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Tony    

Opulence Yuri Milner has it.

1197 days ago
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NelsonH    

Southwest doesn't offer first class. Misleading headline.

1197 days ago
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MoonDust    

That is not first class, love the dog though, but headline is freaking missleading!

1197 days ago
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Illinois person    

I agree with a couple of the above comments. SW doesn't offer first-class service. The dog may be getting first-class treatment, however. Aside from that, what if the dog has to do his thing and/or gets air sick? Either way, good for Fido!!

1197 days ago
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femonanon    

I love me my Bulldogs and they are going to win!

1197 days ago
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femonanon    

ha ha...a Ron White reference, "no thumbs"...sorry, Blue

1197 days ago
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Noneurbusiness    

Guess we will see a police escort when the pooch gets into Houston. LOL

1197 days ago
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femonanon    

INDIANAPOLIS - The canine mascot for the Butler Bulldogs will travel to Houston on a chartered flight Friday ahead of his team's NCAA Final Four game against the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams, TMZ reported Wednesday.

The 63-pound dog, named Blue II, will not only have his own seat on the Southwest flight for Butler fans, but when he arrives, he will be checked into the four-star InterContinental hotel in Houston.

1197 days ago
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lou    

Awwwwwwwwwww, that is the AWESOMEIST dog!!!!!!!! Whose the good boy? Good dog.

1197 days ago
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femonanon    

Butler Bulldog's Matt Howard's family goes to the game.
CONNERSVILLE, Ind. -- There was a weeklong fundraising effort that will pay the travel expenses -- estimated at $10,000 -- so Stan, Linda and Matt's three brothers and five sisters can attend the game. (A fourth brother, Tim, can't go because his wife, Abby, is due to give birth and is on bed rest.)
Matt's parents have raised 10 children on Stan's salary as a mail carrier. Stan has taken one sick day in 33 years.

"Freaking incredible"
Go, Dogs!!!!!
Way to go, Connersville!!!

1197 days ago
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tim    

we got a lot of pix of Blue at facebook.com/indydrive facebook.com/westindytim or search Avery Jukes on facebook..

1197 days ago
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