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The Minnesota Wild introduced this thing named Nordy a few years ago.

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He's an amalgamation of various wild animals, bear/fox/raccoon/etc. He even sports a hockey mullet.

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Two pages in and nobody has mentioned this guy:

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Best ever. I'd say he started the whole generation of mascots of this vein.

Miss this guy.

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A Titan if ever there was one...

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:rolleyes:

FWIW, the raccoon is the state wild animal of Tennessee.

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One of the best Mascot videos ever.

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Mr. Celery - Wilmington Blue Rocks

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Mr. Celery - Wilmington Blue Rocks

Doesn't celery have to do with Wilmington somehow? I remember reading somewhere about the celery and the reason the Blue Rocks adopted it.

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The VooDoo still have Bones and Mojo. Side note. My date to my senior prom was the girl who was Clotile. I could not convince her to wear the nutria costume.

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The Sabres don't have an abstract nickname per se, but I think an anthropomorphic sword walking around would be a little weird. I like what they did: a Sabretooth Tiger, available in orange, cherry or lemon.

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Why not just use a bison? Since that's what's on their logo and all...

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I hate human mascots, why couldn't they have used a bee?

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Human mascots are usually pretty terrible...this looks like Joffrey from Game of Thrones.

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The Sabres don't have an abstract nickname per se, but I think an anthropomorphic sword walking around would be a little weird.

Just a cartoon mascot, but Sammy Sabre

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The Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League Padres affiliate have one of those abstract nicknames. Rather than base their mascot on the creepy eyes that are their logo or something like a thundercloud they went with a green dog named Thunder for their primary mascot starting in 2001.

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They also have a Rabbit named Jackpot who pops out of their RF scoreboard when they score

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And the late inning mascot The Rally Cop who appears in the 9th if they're losing

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Thunder replaced their previous mascot a Sea Serpent named Hamlet who was the primary when the Storm were an Angels affiliate. I'm guessing he was an allusion to Lake Elsinore having a lake and being a hamlet of sorts.

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Why not just use a bison? Since that's what's on their logo and all...

Wikipedia says they got the idea to have a mascot from the local AAA team, the Bisons, who used a Bison as the mascot. The Bills also have a Bison mascot, Billy Buffalo, but I don't know when he showed up. It's good to differentiate yourself.

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Mr. Celery - Wilmington Blue Rocks

Doesn't celery have to do with Wilmington somehow? I remember reading somewhere about the celery and the reason the Blue Rocks adopted it.

Not that I know of. From what I've read, they found an old celery suit in a closet and decided to have him run out after a run was scored.

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What about Dartmouth University's mascot, Keggy the Keg?

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Here's reminiscent of the Stanford Tree (not sure if that counts as abstract, since it is in their logo), but just a little bit keggier.

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Rally Cop is wearing Under Armour gloves? Sweet. B) I think everyone needs a rally cop every once in a while. Baseball games, tug of war, church, tailgating.... you get the picture. :lol:

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