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Abstract Nicknames/ Mascots

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This picture needs some love.

While visiting relatives recently in Missouri, I ran across a t-shirt in a local Walmart with the logo below and did a double-take.

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So what the heck is a Zizzer?

Well, the school system apparently gets that a lot since they answer it on their homepage...

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What's a Zizzer?

ZIZZER (ZIZ'ZER) n. 1. an expert in any activity - adj. (colloq) FIRST RATE; 2. a person of the highest caliber, ability or reputation. 3. one who is victorious; (syn) A WINNER! Because to be a ZIZZER means to be the BEST at WHATEVER you do!

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Must be a local term... :wacko:

Wait... this isn't a Zizzer?

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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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He is by FAR, one of the best mascots around, so entertaining, and great looks!!!

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The Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA) have a sasquatch named Strike. I guess him being covered in hair and ungroomed, he is in his natural state.

Is the team associated with a local psychologist??? That photo has "Therapy" written all over it...

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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 believe you didn't mention Mojo and Bones, the VooDoo (former?) mascots.

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Did Youppi! catch jaundice?

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and don't forget Stinger, the yellow jacket who wears a Blue Jacket

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Do they still have that thing? I thought they dropped all the bug iconography in the last re-brand.

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and don't forget Stinger, the yellow jacket who wears a Blue Jacket

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Do they still have that thing? I thought they dropped all the bug iconography in the last re-brand.

Only thing they kept.

Let's not forget "Boomer" the... cannon :rolleyes:

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I guess when you're trying to appeal to kids, the puppy look is a good one, even if it doesn't relate to the team moniker and/or the team moniker is abstract.

So for those who don't know the history of the Toronto Marlies' name, (WTF is a Marlie, right?)

http://www.marlies.ca/history/marlies.asp

The name Duke the dog may sound random, but it makes sense, and he is a really fun mascot:

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With a name like "Red Sox", there's not much you can do with a mascot, so instead of using two anthropomorphic smiling socks*, they used a green monster:

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*Well, technically. These guys exist, but are seldom used.

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Yeah.... we have 2 RiverDogs... and a palmetto tree. Always thought this was a dumb mascot. What makes it worse is that Bark wears boxer shorts underneath the flaps at the bottom of the tree. (Part of the costume.)

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The New Orleans Zephyrs have Boudreaux and Clotile... because nothing says New Orleans more than a nutria...

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Problem solved

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For anybody that complains about Steely McBeam, at least it's better than this

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Frankly, I prefer this Boltman to the new one or the bull they used

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For the Chargers, I'd love to see an armored horse mascot, a la this logo.

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Just like the Calgary Flames should have this guy.

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Not really an "abstract nickname" mascot, but this is mascot-related and it's one of my favorite GIFs ever:

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Not really an "abstract nickname" mascot, but this is mascot-related and it's one of my favorite GIFs ever:

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This is Really funny.

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Around here that'll get you 30 years to life.

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