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Abstract Nicknames/ Mascots

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A lot of teams have abstract names, so what should represent them as a mascot?

THE GOOD

Stomper- Oakland A's

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From this logo.

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Steely McBeam-Pittsburgh Steelers

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THE IN-BETWEEN

Stormy the Ice-Hog-Carolina Hurricanes

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The reason for a hog mascot is because of the abundance of hog farms in eastern North Carolina.

Carlton the Bear-Toronto Maple Leafs

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Carlton's name and number (#60) comes from the location of Maple Leaf Gardens, 60 Carlton St. in Toronto, the Leafs home arena from 1931 to 1999

A giant leaf or tree would just look stupid, so the Leafs played off a bit of Canadian stereotype and went with a white(team colour) bear.

THE BAD

Sparky the Dragon-New York Islanders

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He had served as the mascot for the New York Dragons Arena Football team until that league's 2009 demise.

Boltman-San Diego Chargers

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I suppose Jazz Bear would fit the category:

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A bear certainly fits the region, as the Wasatch Range is home to many of them.

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Well, since you can't have a guy in a throne walking around,

Bailey, the mascot of the Los Angeles Kings is a 6 foot lion (6 foot 4 inches with mane included) who wears No. 72 because it is the average temperature in Los Angeles. He was named in honor of the late Garnet ?Ace? Bailey who served as the Los Angeles Kings' Director of Pro Scouting for seven years before dying in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Bailey is the Kings' second mascot, the first was a snow leopard named Kingston in 1994.

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And in logo form:

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Well, since you can't have a guy in a throne walking around,

Bailey, the mascot of the Los Angeles Kings is a 6 foot lion (6 foot 4 inches with mane included) who wears No. 72 because it is the average temperature in Los Angeles. He was named in honor of the late Garnet ?Ace? Bailey who served as the Los Angeles Kings' Director of Pro Scouting for seven years before dying in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Bailey is the Kings' second mascot, the first was a snow leopard named Kingston in 1994.

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And in logo form:

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I think a lion is a good mascot for the kings... King of the jungle etc. however. Is the best way to honor a sept 11 victim and member of the kings family to name the mascot after him? I know the marlins did it with billy Martin, but idk this somehow seems different.

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New Jersey Nets, sly fox. Foxes have absolutely nothing to do with Nets nor New Jersey.

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That fox looks all mangled and rabid. I hope the Nets put him down before they moved to Brooklyn.

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Well, since you can't have a guy in a throne walking around,

Bailey, the mascot of the Los Angeles Kings is a 6 foot lion (6 foot 4 inches with mane included) who wears No. 72 because it is the average temperature in Los Angeles. He was named in honor of the late Garnet “Ace” Bailey who served as the Los Angeles Kings' Director of Pro Scouting for seven years before dying in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Bailey is the Kings' second mascot, the first was a snow leopard named Kingston in 1994.

Bailey+2012+NHL+Star+Game+NHL+Fan+Fair+hRz7JTaDOYfl.jpg

And in logo form:

baileys_buddies.jpg

I think a lion is a good mascot for the kings... King of the jungle etc. however. Is the best way to honor a sept 11 victim and member of the kings family to name the mascot after him? I know the marlins did it with billy Martin, but idk this somehow seems different.

I agree. Especially with what he replaced. Kingston the Snow Leopard

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The Saints have 2 mascots. Sir Saint & Gumbo.

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Derived from this logo:

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And Gumbo the SAINT Bernard:

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Can't decide which is better. Colorado Avalanche

OLD- Howler the Yeti

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NEW- Bernie the St. Bernard

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I think I'll give the nod to Howler, due to this:

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I've never cared much for the Diamondbacks mascot, D. Baxter. Get it??? D-BAXter!!!

He's a bobcat, which I guess are native to AZ? But I seem to remember it having to do the former name of Chase Field, which was Bank One Ballpark, or BOB for short. Just lame.

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Baxter just sort of blends in with everything and doesn't really stand out, as I feel a mascot should.

I guess they figure an actual snake mascot wouldn't go over too well with precious children.

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Actually, here's somebody's concept I just found that looks kinda cool:

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Idk what he is, but I love me some Youppi!

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He became the Canadiens mascot after the Expos left for DC.

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it's really nice to see that unemployed mascots can find work in what has been a very challenging job market over the last several years.

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I have no idea what he has to do with the Senators, but I love Spartacat (Sparty). He's always in the community too.

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