Night in and night out, athletes across the U.S.'s four major sports strap on the pads, lace up the skates, and prepare for battle. As they fight for a point in the win column, there's another athlete who takes center stage when they leave the court.
They are the mascots of America, and they are warriors. Dunking through fire and off of ladders, skydiving from the rafters, and hunting down streakers is just part of the job for these fine gentlemen.
And as they pump crowds up with their antics, sometimes things go wrong. Luckily for us, video cameras have been present for the following 15 mascot mishaps.
I personally guarantee you will laugh out loud at least once during these videos. Because there's nothing funnier than watching an oversized bear overshoot a trampoline dunk and hit the backboard. Enjoy.