|Pictured: Me upon meeting most mascots|
Mascots can bring joy to little kids, or make them cry. They can pump up a crowd, or make you never want to go outside again. They can make you feel good when you're down, or give you nightmares. So what does this post have to do with lacrosse you ask? Mascots have been in sports for years and for a fun post I thought I would talk about the good, and the bad of mascots.
We don't have a deep history, but we can tell you there have been some real... interesting mascots.
See them all below the jump!
Titus the Titan: Not much is known about him, except for the fact that it's the guy on the logo, just looking like a goof. I personally cannot stand this guy. First he reminds me of a trojan condom ad. Second this costume looks like it took five minutes to make. Third he obviously did nothing to help the crowd get pumped up, as there is no team there any more. *Sigh* Embarrassing.
Alright, this guy. Uh wait, what? This is not a lacrosse mascot. This right here is a Wampa from Star Wars and looks a lot like...
Uh, not a lacrosse mascot...One more try:
3. Rax The Raccoon!
Looks like a fun loving mascot right? Well this demon of a mascot showed its true colours a few years ago. As Quoted from Jazzy#21 from the wingszone NLL Forums:
"Rax came down to our section a few years back and tried to be entertaining. He grabbed my kids hat to be funny and get the crowd going and during his own excitement, that 'coon runs off with the hat! Never got the hat back! So now when I see that klepto 'coon, I'm gonna punch Rax in the paunch and remind him he owns me a hat. Still to this day waiting"I bet he's stock-pilling the hats to make a nest, or what ever raccoons do.
4. The MadDog!
"We Steal the ball and we're off to the races, then scare the other team off with our Mad Dog Faces
5. The Honey Badger:
|Classic Derrick Driller|
6. Flaming Golf/Lacrosse Ball??
Okay so this guy is uh? Well we aren't entirely sure:
I thought it would be appropriate to end my article with quite possibly the WORST mascot ever. Almost worse than this:
Yep, no mascot can beat this mistake..
Thanks to all of the people that helped me out on the forums at wingszone, you guys made this so much easier!
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