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Holy Cow!

Holy Cow!

“Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moo-cow ong the road and this moo-cow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little field named turner …”

With apologies to James Joyce, I cribbed the opening to Portrait because my own words could hardly capture the absurd majesty of the giant tomahawk-chopping cow that now stands in the left field perch overlooking Turner Filed.

Height: 40 feet
Weight: 15,000 lbs.
Sponsor: Chick-fil-A’s 131 metro Atlanta restaurants
Debut: June 20 game between the Braves and Seattle Mariners
Origination: Fabricated at a Valencia, Spain, facility by Kern Studios, a New Orleans company that builds sculptures and Mardi Gras floats

In case you are wondering, yes–its arm does move. And yes, it does look like a creepy bovine sieg heil salute. Which is ironic considering Hitler was a vegetarian.

Is the tomahawk chop offensive?


But it sure beats sometime Braves icon Chief Nockahoma…

Nocahoma…get it?

It’s funny because it’s racist.

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