Tag Archives: Mascots

  • Orlando Magic Mascot and Fans Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    Orlando Magic Mascot and Fans Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    Brace yourselves: a tidal wave of Harlem Shake videos are coming. This latest internet meme is somewhere between 9 and 14 days old, depending on which YouTube video you want to pinpoint as the originator. However, in that short amount of time, the trend is already everywhere, including the newsroom at TSN’s SportsCentre. Now it’s […]

  • 15 Teams that Changed Names Without Changing Cities

    15 Teams that Changed Names Without Changing Cities

    Last week, news leaked that the New Orleans Hornets are planning to change their name as soon as the 2013-14 NBA season. And that new name will be…? The Pelicans. Yep, like the bird. Of course, online reaction to the new name seems to have been mostly negative, with people complaining that the noble pelican […]

  • 20 Ridiculous High School Team Names

    20 Ridiculous High School Team Names

    Did you ever notice how the further down you go on the sports pyramid, the weirder the mascots get? For example, there aren’t really any professional sports teams with bizarre names. Sure, some are unusual (Indiana Pacers), anachronistic (Cincinnati Reds), offensive (Washington Redskins) or just plain dumb (Minnesota Wild), but none of them are bizarre. […]

  • 25 Best Real Animal Mascots in College Football

    25 Best Real Animal Mascots in College Football

    There are lots of reasons why some people prefer college football over the NFL—the traditions, the gameday atmosphere, the historic venues, the rivalries, you name it. But personally, what really does it for me are teh mascots. And I’m not talking about the guys dressed as in giant plush cartoons. I’m talking about the real […]

  • French Track Star Bullies 14-Year-Old Girl Wearing Mascot Costume (Video)

    French Track Star Bullies 14-Year-Old Girl Wearing Mascot Costume (Video)

    Well, if you were looking for someone to root against at the upcoming Summer Olympics, we’ve got your man. His name is Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. He’s a 27-year-old Algerian-born Frenchman, and he a big huge douche-wad. What makes us say that?  Well on Sunday at the European Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, after Mekhissi-Benabbad won […]

  • Paula Abdul Gets Down with the Phillie Phanatic (Video and GIF)

    Paula Abdul Gets Down with the Phillie Phanatic (Video and GIF)

    We already knew that cheerleader-turned-singer-turned-over-medicated singing contest judge Paula Abdul likes hanging out with weirdos. There was that awesome music video for the 1989 classic “Opposites Attract” in which she danced with an animated, anthropomorphic cat. And, of course, she sat next to Simon Cowell for seven long years on American Idol before joining him […]

  • 20 Hilarious Mascot Fail Gifs

    20 Hilarious Mascot Fail Gifs

    Everyone loves mascots. This is especially true when your team sucks, and some zany stunt from an anthropomorphized lion or erotic banana is the only excitement you’re going to see all night. But while some mascots are world famous for their comedic shenanigans—like the Philly Phanatic, or the San Diego Chicken—most teams aren’t that lucky. […]

  • 9 Most Hilarious Mascot Pranks

    9 Most Hilarious Mascot Pranks

    Oh mascots. You pretty much just appeal to little kids and the mentally handicapped, but every so often, you do something that’s very unbecoming (and normally a little mean) that makes us fall in love with you all over again. The more out of line, the better, as it’s a perfect linear relationship. Under the […]

  • 10 Awesome But Unofficial Sports Mascots

    10 Awesome But Unofficial Sports Mascots

    Recently, it’s been a bad time to be an unofficial mascot. Half of the guys on this list have passed away in the past three years, and that’s not even counting the Hogettes, whose ranks probably grow thinner by the hour. While wearing an “outfit” to a sporting event is pretty ridiculous for kids and […]