Dressing up as a team mascot seems like something that has passed its time. I had always thought that mascots on Pro teams was pretty lame, with the obvious exception of the Phili Phanatic. This is something that I had thought about writing about some time ago, and it was going to cover NFL team mascots, which just look lame. At the time, I didn't think it was enough of a rant to write about. I was reminded of this while watching this MNF game where there is this stupid Bengal banging its head against the goal post when the opposite team scored. Not stupid - lame. A pro team just shouldn't have a live cartoon character representing its team. It distracts from watching the cheerleaders.
But while that reminded me that I wanted to write about it, that's not what I want to focus on here. This weekend, I came to the conclusion that not even amateur teams should have mascots. I came to this particular realization soon after watching an idiot in a Concord High Minuteman costume get picked up, turned over, and dropped by a moron in a Northgate Bronco costume. He got suplexed by a donkey.The CHS Minuteman decided to wander over to the Northgate side, even though CHS was losing to NHS. And the mascots fought. Just like in the game, Northgate won. Not only that, but the Minuteman had his costume confiscated by a Northgate VP.
Let's save the costumes for costume parties and Halloween. NO MORE MASCOTS.