Mascots

This list of the top 10 sports mascots is a bunch of applesauce for two reasons: (1) The Phillie Phanatic is way better than Mr. Met; and (2) Brutus Buckeye was totally robbed.

And really, does anyone really like that green guy the Red Sox use?

(thanks to Pete Toms for the link)


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Grant
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Grant

Larry – I beg to differ. Jax from the Jaguars has a scooter. He’s awesome.

The Common Man
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The Common Man

I’m afraid that, for once, Canada has us beat.  Youppi! forever!  What is Youppi!?  It doesn’t even matter.

http://www.the-common-man.com

Will
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Will

Mr. Met’s wikipedia entry suggests that he has been around—as a human mascot, I might add—13 years longer than the Phanatic (1964 vs. 1977).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Met
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philly_Phanatic

Also: Don’t hate on Mr. Met because Homer’s a cheap knockoff. I’m just saying.

Larry Seltzer
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Larry Seltzer

Wow, maybe Jax (Jaxson De Ville) makes the cut. According to this interview with him (http://www.sportsrant.com/jaxson-ville-interview-jacksonville-jaguars-a26491.html/) he married a cheerleader.

I’m an Eales fan and the piece of crap the team foists on us inspires nobody. Back in the 70’s and 80’s there was an unofficial one named Bird Brain who walked the stands and was very popular, but they wouldn’t let him on the field. They didn’t own him I guess. Here’s an article about Bird Brain: http://www.citypaper.net/articles/112901/cs.cover1.shtml

eric
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eric

“BillyBeaneismyHero said…
Phillie Phanatic was robbed.  As a Red Sox fan, I can tell you that nobody likes Wally.  He’s wicked lame. “

lies

all lies

Jim
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Jim

Finally, Mr.Met gets the place of respect he deserves, above the obnoxious Phanatic. It was a real slap in the face when the Phanatic was inducted into the Mascot HOF two years ahead of Mr.Met. As much of a HOF slight as the continued exclusion of Tim Raines.

Nick
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Nick

I just want to give the Kansas Jayhawk some props. 

Also, the Kansas City Chiefs mascot is a big, dumb wolf.  Mind-numbingly stupid…

themarksmith
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themarksmith

All I have to say—4 SEC mascots. Beautiful.

mr.bmc
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mr.bmc
Bravo! You will be hard pressed to find a mascot that so elegantly embodies the principles of sports fanaticism as a man with a giant ball for a head. Mr. Met is not just a homer with a store-bought jersey. He’s clearly fan of the game itself. Mr. Met should also receive top billing on sportsmanship alone. Having been to innumerable games in New York and Philadelphia I’ve seen a marked difference in their behavior. The puerile insults by the Phanatic masquerading as humor and cheerleading embody the reputation that Philly fans have earned. The Phanatic is just a fat… Read more »
dtro
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dtro

Mr. Met is an OG. He deserves #1 over that Philly nonsense.

Also, what is the difference between the Auburn and LSU mascots? Why are there 2 generic Tiger costumes on the list?

The Common Man
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The Common Man

Can we at least all agree that the Twins’ mascot, T.C. (http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/community/mascot.jsp) is the worst?  Why a bear?

Pete Toms
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Pete Toms

In the early years of our defunct AAA team in Ottawa the mascot was “Lenny the Lynx”.  The first owner, Howard Darwin, was notoriously cheap.  The “mascot” consisted of a big mascot type “lynx head ” + one of the unused uniforms.  In other words a guy walking around in a baseball uni with a big oversized cats head.  So awful it was great.

LarryLove
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LarryLove

Ummmm…BillyBeaneis. I think Jerry Remy is gonna be knockin’ on your back door if you keep hating on the green guy. For what it’s worth, my kids love Wally- and I think that is the intended audience, not a bunch of stat-heads.

Larry Seltzer
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Larry Seltzer

Mr Met wasn’t even a mascot till a few years ago, was he? It was just a marketing image used in ads, and I think it disappeared for years.

I’m glad there’s not a single one from the NFL. They’re all completely bogus.

BillyBeaneismyHero
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BillyBeaneismyHero

Phillie Phanatic was robbed.  As a Red Sox fan, I can tell you that nobody likes Wally.  He’s wicked lame.

VanderBirch
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VanderBirch

The Twins show their true colours on their mascots page, citing his home runs, rbis and batting average in the carnivore league.

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