20 Hilarious Mascots

Mascots are meant to be the icon and popular face of a team. Sometimes they are meant to invoke fear in the hearts of the opponents, but more often they are a rally point. Players go harder and fans cheer harder when they see the mascot charge up and down the court or field. But, the mascots in this list bring their own special something to the game. They tickle your funny bone whether they intend to or not. Let’s take a look at sports’ cast of colorful characters:

1. Philadelphia Phillies – Phanatic


Is it an anteater, alien or some sort of fuzzy green creature? Who knows, all we know is that its official biography states that it hails from the Galapagos. Species – unknown. But it is weird and colorful to the max. The Phanatic has been known to run up and down the stands and do cartwheels by the Phillies dugout.

2. Toronto Raptors – The Raptor

It is worth mentioning that a velociraptor has never been unearthed in Toronto, but who cares when your mascot is acrobatic and ridiculously funny. The Raptor, sometimes called Stripes, comes in three forms. The first is a full sized, velvet coated and performs the aerial acrobatics that many other mascots are known for. The second incarnation of the Raptor is one we shall call “Big Head”, an adorable inflatable costume with an oversized head. He has been known to roll down on his head from the top of the first level bleachers. The third is the big-inflatable version which has been known to “eat” entire cheerleaders.

3. Delta State University – Fighting Okra (Unofficial)

It is worth mentioning that a velociraptor has never been unearthed in Toronto, but who cares when your mascot is acrobatic and ridiculously funny. The Raptor, sometimes called Stripes, comes in three forms. The first is a full sized, velvet coated and performs the aerial acrobatics that many other mascots are known for. The second incarnation of the Raptor is one we shall call “Big Head”, an adorable inflatable costume with an oversized head. He has been known to roll down on his head from the top of the first level bleachers. The third is the big-inflatable version which has been known to “eat” entire cheerleaders.

4. Washington Wizards – G-Wiz

If Grover, Big Bird and the Smurfs had a love child it would be the Wizards G-Wiz. This blue, fuzzy, red hat wearing creature pounds up and down the Wizards court like a giant frumpy kiwi.

5. Orlando Magic – Stuff the Magic Dragon

Can someone say copyright infringement? With pink web ears and star shaped antennae, this green and blue dragon is all sorts of ridiculousness. Watch him parade and cheer with fans at Orlando’s home games.

6. Oklahoma City Thunder – Rumble the Bison

Can someone say copyright infringement? With pink web ears and star shaped antennae, this green and blue dragon is all sorts of ridiculousness. Watch him parade and cheer with fans at Orlando’s home games.

7. Detroit Pistons – Hooper

What do you get when you cross My Little Pony with basketball? The answer, unfortunately, is Hooper. The Detroit Pistons’ bubbly eyed, caricature faced mascot has such a dopey face that you can’t help to roll your eyes and giggle at the sheer thought of it trying to intimidate anything other than a bug.

8. Green Bay Packers – Giant Cheese Sausage (unofficial)

Officially speaking the Packers do not have a mascot. Unofficially, the Giant Cheese Sausage reigns supreme. Why you ask? Because in this part of the US cheese curds reign supreme and nothing beats a brat at a football game. ‘Nuff said.

9. Chicago Bears – Staley the Bear

You can chalk up this mascot in the looks funny category. Named after the founder of the Bears franchise, Staley looks like he smoked copious amount of the weed. Complete with orange eyes and a customer double-zero jersey, Staley prowls the sidelines of Bears games.

10. Buffalo Bills – Billy Buffalo

Have you ever seen a blue buffalo? Me neither. The Bills mascot not only has an ogre-like profile but apparently it is also mythical. Nonetheless this mascot gets air time both north and south of the border when the Bills sometimes play exhibition games in Toronto.

11. New England Patriots – Pat Patriot

Complete with a tricorne hat and wearing a its trademark blue coat, this big chinned mascot of the Patriots can be counted on to rally the legions of Pats fans throughout the country.

12. Tennessee Titans – T-Rac

Can raccoons be considered titans? The franchise owners of the Tennessee Titans seem to think so. This mascot is so absurd and so out there that you can’t help but laugh at it every time it steps out on the field and tries to be a symbol of the gridiron.

13. Pittsburgh Steelers – Steely McBeam

According to the Steelers, a metal worker is supposed to have a butt chin, square jaw, a five o’clock shadow and lift heavy pieces of metal. Sounds like a Simpsons episode we all know but we’ll just leave it at that.

14. Indianapolis Colts – Blue

When is a horse not a horse? When it is the mascot of the Colts apparently. The hilarity stems from the shape of Blues head and girth, which resembles more that of a cow than a horse. Attention Colts marketing staff, hire a better artist!

15. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jaxson De Ville

Giving your mascot a fancy name doesn’t mean that it is fancy. Jacksonville’s walking icon is anything but a jaguar. More like a yellow alley cat with green spots(?).

16.Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Captain Fear

If you don’t like pirates, you should stop reading this and bow your head down in shame. TB’s Captain Fear is actually a mascot that can inspire Bucc’s fans while inciting fear in the opponents.

17. San Diego Chargers – Bolt Man

What is up with the shape if his head? Bolt Man’s oddly shaped noggin amuses all. Don’t believe me? Just see for yourself. Pictures speak louder than words in this case.

18. Minnesota Viking – Viktor

Have you ever heard of a viking named Viktor? Didn’t think so. This Viking with a big smile attacks the sidelines wielding his football-warhammer .

19. New Orleans Saints – Sir Saint

With a scrotum-like chin that can probably kill other mascots, the Saints’ all-too-funny-looking mascot is the ever present figure at home games.

20. Kansas City Chiefs – KC Wolf

It doesn’t even look like a wolf!