The Rocky Mountain Showdown has notoriously brought out the worst (or best) of the rivalry between CU and CSU. Each year, the Rams and Buffs compete not only on the field but off the field, too. Students wear their schools gear, talk mad sh** to each other, and pray that their team wins. This year, the CSU mascot Cam the Ram died before making it to Sports Authority Field. Some think that his death was a bad omen, causing the Ram’s to lose the game, while others believe that Cam sacrificed himself for the sins of the CSU kicker. Either way though, the Buffs came out on top this year.

The only question remaining – and a long, unanswered one with that: Who would win in a fight, a buffalo or a ram? It seems obvious that a Buffalo would win, although I may be biased. Ralphie is actually a bison, not a buffalo, which means that she weighs about 1,000 pounds. A ram on the other hand, weighs up to only 300 pounds on average.


  • Females weigh an average of 1,000 pounds
  • Run at speeds up to 25 mph
  • Life expectancy of 25 years in captivity
  • Average length from 7 feet to 11 feet


  • Males weigh an average of 300 pounds
  • Life expectancy of 12 years maximum
  • Average length about 6 feet
  • Horns alone weigh 30 pounds


According to BleacherReport, along with various other publications, Ralphie the buffalo is the greatest live mascot in college football. With over 7,000 likes on her Facebook page, Ralphie may also be the most popular and well-liked mascot in college football.

Ralphie leading the CU Football onto the field

Ralphie leading the CU Football onto the field