Boomer, Blue finalists to join National Mascot Hall of Fame


THE EXCITEMENT AND FUN.>>TWO OF THE MOST LOVED MASCOTS ACROSS THE STATE. YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, RIGHT? BLUE AND BOOMER. THEY NEED OUR HELP.>>THEY HAVE ENTERTAINED ALL OF US HERE IN INDIANAPOLIS FOR LONGER THAN ALMOST ALL ATHLETES THAT PLAY FOR THE COLT’S AND PACERS’ AND NOW THEY NEED YOUR VOTE FOR THE MASCOT HALL OF FAME.>>WE DECIDED TO SEND RICH NYE OUT TO PUT FOLKS TO THE TEST. THEY’RE BOTH CONVINCING CANDIDATES WITHOUT EVEN SAYING A WORD.>>Reporter: BLUES AND BURGERS. AND RAPPELING FROM THE RAFTERS. THEY HAVE UNIQUE ACTS. BOTH MASCOTS MAKE A LOT OF APEOPLERS AROUND THE COMMUNITY. BOTH ARE AMONG 10 FINALISTS FOR THE MASCOT HALL OF FAME. ONLINE VOTING ENDS SATURDAY.>>WHEN YOU VOTE, YOU COULD VOTE FOR 4 OUT OF THE 10. NO PROBLEM VOTING FOR BOOMER AND BLUE. BOOMER WAS NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO THE ANNUAL PHYSICAL AT THE VET. BUT BLUE SAID PLENTY. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT BLUE BRINGS TO THE COLTS? BLUE IS THE TWO-TIME AND REIGNING NFL MASCOT OF THE YEAR WITH THE 14TH SEASON WITH THE COLTS. AND EVEN WROTE A CHILDREN’S BOOK.>>HE’S ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE FACES IN THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION, SINCE 2006. WE LOVE SENDING BLUE OUT ON THE ROAD. PEOPLE JUST REALLY CONNECT WITH HIM.>>Reporter: BOOMER HAS DELIGHTED PACERS FANS OVER 20 YEARS AND TRAVELING TO OVER 20 COUNTRIES. AND FAVORITE ACTIVITIES, CHAIR AEROBICS AT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES. AND WHEN YOU GET INTO THE HALL OF FAME, AREN’T YOU SUPPOSED TO GIVE AN INDUCTION SPEECH? HOW DOES THAT WORK? IT SHOULD BE A SHORT SPEECH BUT A FUN CEREMONY. RICH NYE IT, CHANNEL 13, EYEWITNESS NEWS.>>ABSOLUTELY THEY’RE BOTH SO GOOD. A LINK TO THE VOTING WEBSITE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT WTHR.COM. YOU CAN VOTE ONCE PER DAY PER E-MAIL ADDRESS.>>BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE UP TO FOUR MASCOTS TO SUPPORT. YOU CAN SUPPORT BOTH BLUE AND

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