The 10 Worst Mascots of All Time
What were the worst mascots you have ever seen?
Was it at a college basketball game, when you saw it getting chased around by students?
Was it at a baseball game, where people in the stands were booing it while it was on the JumboTron?
Was it at a hockey game, where you saw an opposing coach rip out its tongue during a huge game?
Or was it at a community event, where tons of people were taking pictures with it, and little kids all around you were crying about how scary it was. In your mind, did you agree with them because you had no idea why it even existed?
This slideshow will help you relive those terrible memories and help you realize that there are some really bad and ugly mascots out there!
10. NY Isles
NY Isles (aka Niles) was the original mascot for the New York Islanders from 1995 until 2000 when Charles Wang took over the team and brought in Sparky the Dragon.
Niles was a rugged sea fisherman who was introduced with one of the ugliest shirt designs ever (The Gorton's Fisherman New York Islanders Jerseys).
9. Blue Blob
Xavier's secondary mascot to D'Artagnan, the Musketeer, Blue Blob looks to many as a poorly put together version of the Cookie Monster.
He is extremely bizarre and is considered by many to be one of the worst mascots in college sports.
8. Sebastian the Ibis
The mascot for the Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes is Sebastian the Ibis, as It has been with Miami since the mid-1950's.
Many people claim it is a duck, not an ibis, because it's very similar to Daffy Duck.
Rowdy has been the official mascot of the Dallas Cowboys since 1996, but because of his permanent grin and oversized hat, many people consider him to be the worst NFL mascot, even though he claims to be the "Best Mascot in America."
Originally created as a Muppet, Youppi! is another mascot that makes no sense to most people.
He is the only mascot to switch sports (from MLB to NHL) and was the first ever mascot to get thrown out of a MLB game (in 1989).
He became the official mascot of the Canadians in 2005 after the Expos moved to Washington.
5. Otto the Orange
He became the mascot of Syracuse University in 1995, and has been disliked because of the fact that he is an orange, and he appears to be a mascot for little kids.
At least the university decided to name him Otto instead of naming him the other name choice: Opie.
4. Brutus Buckeye
Brutus has been the mascot of the Ohio State University since 1965, but because of the fact that he is a nut (a buckeye is a nut), he has been disliked by some.
Also, what is with the towel around his waist and the athletic gloves? (I didn't know that nuts had hands!)
The official mascot of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, nobody knew exactly what Izzy was. Supposedly, he escaped out of the Olympic Torch at some point in time.
All that is known is that he was popular with kids but not with adults because no one knew exactly what it was.
2. Phillie Phanatic
The official mascot of the Phillies since 1978, no one is sure what the Phillie Phanatic is supposed to be: is he a bird, or is he a monster?
He is considered to be one of the best mascots in all of sports, but he is the most sued mascot in all of sports. He has caused serious injuries to fans, which puts him on this list.
1. Stanford Tree
According to most people, this is the worst mascot ever, as it makes little sense, and is considered to look ridiculous (a lot like what a kindergartner would make).
The tree has been the mascot for Stanford since the early 1980s and has been in the middle of controversy ever since.
It has been thrown out of college basketball games, has gotten into fights with rival mascots, and has been caught drinking out of a flask during a game, which caused it to be suspended for the rest of the season because its BAC was twice the legal limit.
Because of that, it has become an embarrassment to Stanford, one of the classiest institutions in the country.