Clark the Bald Eagle Won the Cotton Bowl Before the Game Even Kicked Off

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As we head towards halftime of the 83rd Cotton Bowl Classic, the #2 Clemson Tigers currently lead the #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-3. Although the final outcome is still very much in question, we still have some definitive winners on the day. Clark the Bald Eagle (not to be confused with Clark the Cubs pantsless mascot) soared and circled through the interior of AT&T Stadium just before kickoff; landing on a couple of lucky fans.

Or perhaps not so lucky, depending on what your opinion of birds and animals are. We can’t think of any state that is more ‘Merica! than Texas, and there’s nothing more Merica! than a bald eagle. And no this was not scripted.

Eventually, Clark the Bald Eagle did make it safely back to his handlers, and no animals, nor people were harmed during this aspect of the Cotton Bowl.

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