Jump to content

Your interactions with sports mascots


BigMac12

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 51
  • Created
  • Last Reply

My friend beat up the Idaho Steelheads mascot a few years ago while I cheered him on and his wife hid her face once they put us all on the big screen. And it wasn't a playful beat up, we had a few too many, the mascot was bugging us (we were wearing our Anchorage Aces jerseys, the visiting team that night) and once he came behind my friend and gave him a headlock after some pushy-shovy, he went ballistic and started punching the mascot in his silly face. The guy inside the suit starts screaming "hey, I'm just playing buddy" and breaks free and basically runs off...

It was a fun night...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was the Sacramento RiverCats mascot, Dinger, for a few games back in 2005. It was an absolutely God awful job and I'll never do it again.

I can imagine it gets hot in those suits

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was the Sacramento RiverCats mascot, Dinger, for a few games back in 2005. It was an absolutely God awful job and I'll never do it again.

I can imagine it gets hot in those suits

If you call swimming in your own sweat hot, then yes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was the Sacramento RiverCats mascot, Dinger, for a few games back in 2005. It was an absolutely God awful job and I'll never do it again.

I can imagine it gets hot in those suits

If you call swimming in your own sweat hot, then yes.

That's why you gotta get a mascot job in the CFL or NHL!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was the Sacramento RiverCats mascot, Dinger, for a few games back in 2005. It was an absolutely God awful job and I'll never do it again.

I got a massage from him a couple of weeks ago! Also on Sharks mascot night in 2002, the Canes Ice Hog kissed me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Springfield Falcons mascot, Screech, jumped on my back, and I threw him or my shoulder and he landed on the stairs. He got back up and started swinging. I pushed him back and told him to get away. My buddies started yelling at him, and he said he'd beat the crap out of me. Then, Springfield's security came over and told me that I was going to be thrown out for fighting the mascot. I told them that it was mess up, censoring myself, and Screech started it. Finally, two SPD officers cam over and told them that I could stay, but "The mascot has to go". That was their exact words.

199842_1003507721023_84_n.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was the Sacramento RiverCats mascot, Dinger, for a few games back in 2005. It was an absolutely God awful job and I'll never do it again.

I can imagine it gets hot in those suits

If you call swimming in your own sweat hot, then yes.

That's why you gotta get a mascot job in the CFL or NHL!

CFL is still hot. The season goes from July-November

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was the Sacramento RiverCats mascot, Dinger, for a few games back in 2005. It was an absolutely God awful job and I'll never do it again.

I can imagine it gets hot in those suits

That's the first question everybody always asks.

The first few times I did it, it was tough, but you get used to it. You really have to overexaggerate EVERYTHING, from walking to running to waving. You're wearing a big suit and regular motions won't "sell." It tires you out a lot more than you'd assume.

Being the mascot for mostly basketball, the temperature was controlled but you definitely were still drenched. The killers were the outdoor promotions. I did an event for a car dealership once...in July. It was 95 degrees. I was interacting with kids, running promotions, doing a lot of physical activity. I was 9 pounds lighter getting out of the suit than I was getting in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For the Bills 2002 game against the Chargers, I was on the field at halftime with Billy Buffalo while also in costume myself... as a supermarket mascot. It was my company's 40th anniversary, and we sponsored a 40 Yards for $40,000 promotion. Three contestants had a shot at throwing a football 40 yards into a shopping cart to win $40k. No one made it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Being my college's mascot, I got some cool experiences, including playing soccer at halftime at a Ti-Cats game (including an awesome blind slide tackle of the Brampton Battalion mascot), and changing in the same room as the two Ti-Cats mascots (Stripes and TC the Tiger)

From the same game:

5wiKw.jpg

I'm the bird. (Mo the Hawk, Mohawk College) Other mascots pictured are Sarge (Brampton Battalion), The Bruin (Sheridan College), and Bruiser (Hamilton Bulldogs)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.