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The San Diego Chicken
Heads Into a Sunset

Ted Giannoulas’s arrival was delayed four-plus hours; some of his luggage had not arrived. Now, in a brightly lit, empty drive-through restaurant outside of downtown, he savored a double burger as closing time neared. It was a late Sunday night in early August...  
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He took slapstick comedy and strutted smack into the sports world — the Three Stooges in feathers, the Marx Brothers with a beak ... plucking some sort of stumbling, fumbling Dick Van Dyke out of the 1970s and bringing him into the games of our lives with webbed feet.  
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  Has it really been four decades since the fun-loving San Diego State journalism student agreed to put on a chicken suit for $2 an hour and hand out candy and Easter eggs at a zoo? How could time fly so fast for the Famous Chicken, the hilarious mascot originally hatched as the San Diego Chicken?
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The San Diego Chicken has been a staple of Major League Baseball mascots for nearly four decades and Giannoulas has been inside that suit every single day of those 40 years.  In fact, Giannoulas has NEVER missed a scheduled Padres home game, sporting event, or appearance in that same span.  
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PC World, Intel's Pocket Avatar Chat App, June 2014 Tuesdays With Ted, June 2014
Athlon Sports, Grilling The San Diego Chicken April 2014
Padres and Pints Interview, July 2013
The Denver Post, Chicken in Colorado Springs, July 2013
KRDO, Jonathan Petramala, Interviews The Chicken, July 2013
Colorado Springs Fan Blogs About His Daughter's Chicken Experience, July 2013
Canseco's Twitter Feed, May 2013 article, May 2012

LA Times, Chicken and gags situation at this baseball induction ceremony, July 2011

San Diego Chicken Elected to Shrine of the Eternals, May 2011
Chicken Named Among Top 100 Most Enduring San Diego Brands, May 2011
Super Bowl Pick Earns San Diego Chicken Super Sage Award, Feb 2011 "San Diego Chicken Deserves Call to Hall", June 2009
Disney movie Hatching Pete, April 2009
Chicken Pictured in Ted Turner's Autobiography, NOV 2008
Chicken stars with Peyton & Dale Sony HDNA Commercial, OCT 2008
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