When Good Mascots Go Bad

Hal LaRoux
By Hal LaRoux
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It's every kids dream that one day they will walk out onto the home field sporting their teams colours ready to fight for their honour using whatever it takes, blood, sweat and tears. Other kids just settle for becoming a mascot (whom we've spoken of before around these parts)and entertaining during half time or prolonged periods of downtime.


Some Mascots manage to pull this off like a Slovenian - " germanic work ethic effortlessly mixed with the Mediterranean joie de vivre"*. Others however, somehow make themselves look worse than their opposition number even when that self same mascot resembles someone coming out of the Temple theatre in 1996 at around 1am. Check out Wolfie the Nevada Mascot leave the danceyfloor all to what seems to be Archie the Pill monster from Reno.



*credit goes to the authors of Lonely planet eastern Europe 2005 for a provacitive description of Zlatko Zahovic's people



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