Mascots react to Forbes ‘favorite’ list
May, 2, 2012
By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
Forbes recently released its list of America’s Favorite Sports Mascots, which used a fan survey to judge the popularity of sideline characters who support our professional teams.
On the list? Mr. Met (No. 1), the Phillie Phanatic (2) and nine more mascots — which leaves a lot of disappointed foam and/or furry friends whose fans didn’t give them enough love.
Luckily, photographers were around to capture their reactions:
AP Photo/David GoldmanSince missing the list, going to work just hasn’t been the same for Baltimore’s Oriole Bird.
Jim Gund/Getty ImagesIs it any wonder Hugo the Hornet missed out? The people of New Orleans don’t want him anymore.
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesA sympathy hug from Marisa Miller was a nice consolation prize for Lou Seal of the S.F. Giants.
AP Photo/David GoldmanThe Atlanta Hawks’ Skyhawk didn’t waste words in giving his thoughts on the fan vote.
Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Memphis Grizzlies’ Grizz kept up appearances, but couldn’t help feeling hollow inside.
Michael N. Todaro/Getty ImagesRuppert shouldn’t be too upset; his Newark Bears aren’t even an affiliated minor league team.
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesWell, Clipper Darrell isn’t the official L.A. mascot, so…
AP Photo/Michael PerezSwoop from the Eagles just couldn’t take it anymore, and went out in a barrage of snowballs.
Patrick Dorsey is a Playbook editor. He has worked for the Web and newspapers, had a cup of craft service coffee in film school, and played in one Division III golf tournament (he shot 105).