Just in case The Phillie Phanatic needed more accolades…
The Phillie Phanatic beat out the San Diego Chicken for America’s Favorite Sports Mascot. The top five were:
1. Phillie Phanatic
2. San Diego Chicken
3. Racing Sausages
4. Mr. Met
5. The Gorilla
You check out the complete list here.
No college mascots made it into the top 10 of Forbes’ list.
Forbes describes the criteria for their selections on their website:
This year’s survey, conducted by The Marketing Arm’s Davie Brown Index, measured pro sports mascots on four key attributes: awareness, appeal, entertainment value and team identification (the degree to which consumers are able to associate a mascot with the team it represents).
Congrats to all the mascots on the list.