Friday, October 14, 2011

Mascot Wars

I recently had a friend tell me that when she isn't sure who to root for in a game (or doesn't care about either team), she judges by best mascot or logo. And while I've heard girls chose their team of choice by hottest star or cutest jersey, mascots were something I had never considered. Although I personally think it's best to root for your hometown team, I also liked the originality of her opinion. 

If you agree with my friend, here are the competing mascots in Week 6 of the NFL, along with my (unbiased!) opinions of who's cooler:

Early games (1:00 Eastern)

Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Panthers are sleek, fast and gorgeous. Clear winner here.
photo via EveryOneWeb

Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Since I don't exactly know what a bengal is (some sort of tiger?), I'll go with the horse.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions
A lion is way more badass than a dude during the Gold Rush.

St. Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers
 I'm totally obsessed with anything to do with cheese, so I'll go with Green Bay (and because I really want to party with these guys).
photo via Declan10

Buffalo Bills vs. New York Giants
Obviously being a giant would be pretty amazing.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
I think the Steelers sound way cooler than they actually are. Jags.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
I'm just going to pretend that Philly means the "bald eagle," in which case any American would have to go with them here.
photo via Jason Hahn

Afternoon games (4:05 or 4:15 Eastern time)

Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens
Any association with Texas I'll take.

Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders
I'll be honest. I wasn't sure what a "brown" was, so I googled it. This is what I got:
photo via Gunaxin
I don't get it, but this fella looks pretty awesome, so I'm gonna go with Cleveland.

Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots
I'd take being a cowboy (girl) over ANYTHING. Pretty sure I was one in my past life.

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Now what's cooler than a drunken sailor? Buccs all day.
photo via Sky

Sunday Night Game (8:20 Eastern)

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears
With their luscious locks and bulging muscles, who wouldn't want to be a vik?

Monday Night Game (5:30 Eastern)

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
Judging by the amount of dolphin ankle bracelets I had as I child, my heart is with Flipper.
photo via The Guardian

So whether you're a true fan rooting for a team out of love, or for which mascot is best, to each their own—at least you're getting creative. Enjoy another weekend of football!

Also, please keep remembering to vote!!

(Special shout-out to everyone who has been voting/pimping me out through social media this week—I couldn't ask for a more supportive group of friends and family. It means so much to me! Alright, enough mush, but for real, thank you!)

1 comment:

  1. yes a Bengal is a Tiger and the Browns are dogs...