But that didn't stop people from cheering at the new Obie on Thursday. "We're really glad he's here. He's been around forever," a fan said (ignoring the fact that each Obie has been a different tiger cub). "For people that live and breathe football, he's a huge deal."
"It hypes you up having [him] here," another fan, who graduated from the high school in 1974 added.
Too bad people need to stick a baby animal in a cage to make them feel alive again.
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Watch footage of a previous Obie, all alone and pacing restlessly in his cage, here: