Guys, I don't want to tell you how to react to this because that's not my steez. But I'm going to pretty much guarantee that your first feeling will be RAGE. Take a second.
A friend of mine sent me a link to the popular Texas Longhorns forum ShaggyBevo. There is a thread there wherein certain fans and presumably alumni and current students at Texas are planning on attending the TicketCity Bowl with a dude dressed in a PedoBear outfit. Here is a link to the thread.
I admit that I'd be too close to the situation to actually appreciate any humor in this. But seriously, this is not funny. It's pretty much like if South Park and Jackass had a crack baby. It might make a few people laugh in the "holy shit, I can't believe you just did that" way that people laugh, but it's not clever really at all.
I understand how the internet works, and how controversial or shocking things are "funny" when people "have the balls" to actually do something crazy. But the classless to funny ratio on this is off the charts. Coming up with the idea and trying to push the envelope is one thing. But there are people on this forum presumably donating money to this guy so he can buy a $200 PedoBear outfit and wear it to a game that involves 2 teams to which he has no affiliation.
I really hate being serious, but child sexual abuse is incredibly widespread and is one of our biggest problems as a society. If you're willing to pay SOMEONE ELSE to make a joke about it instead of putting that money toward something helpful or constructive, you are seriously, seriously fucked up. I apologize to those of you from Texas - I know it sucks being grouped in with a few unrepresentative people and judged, so let's keep the anti-Texas rhetoric down. As long as y'all don't actually elect Craig James, we're cool.
I don't really want to say a lot more about this. If you go to the game and see any of these clowns, don't kill them. Don't even react. Funny is funny. Shocking only works when people react.