Category Archives: Pro Mascots

Viktor the Viking Should Suit Up For The Timberwolves After Nailing a Three Pointer in Minnesota

The Minnesota Golden Gophers hosted a mascot basketball game during halftime of their game against Chicago State on Wednesday. Steph Curry Victor the Viking showed off his skills from the three point. His celebration dance wasn’t too shabby either.



You go Vicktor the Viking!

In related news, Minnesota beat Chicago State, 70-52.

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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in All About Mascots, Pro Mascots


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Mascot Photo of the Day: Harry The Hawk Gets Ready For #SwipeRightATL

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks hosted “Swipe Right Night,” a Tinder-sponsored promotion. Here’s Harry the Hawk getting ready for Wednesday’s game.

All kidding aside, it sounds like Tinder Night might have been a success! ForTheWin found at least three matches who posted their love connection on Twitter.

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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in All About Mascots, Pro Mascots


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New Mascot Alert: Raider Rusher

New life goal: Be the Raider Rusher at least once.

Not loving the new mascot? You’re just jealous the Syracuse Orange didn’t get drafted by your team.

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in All About Mascots, Pro Mascots


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Timberwolves Respond to Miami’s Harlem Shake Video

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in All About Mascots, Parodies, Pro Mascots


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Finally we have some Pelicans up in here!

YEA BABY! The Hornets are becoming the PELICANS!

Float like a butterfly and sting like a Pelican!

Team to take on new brand identity representative of New Orleans, Gulf South

January 24, 2013

New Orleans Hornets Owner Tom Benson announced today that at the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, the name of the team will become the New Orleans Pelicans. A name that will represent the culture and resolve of the Gulf Coast region while also symbolizing Louisiana’s most pressing initiative of coastal restoration and wildlife conservation. Benson introduced the team’s new logos, as well as color scheme, during the announcement.

The team will use and remain under the name New Orleans Hornets until the end of the 2012-13 season.

The team’s cornerstone community platforms will focus on two initiatives critical to the future success and prosperity of the Gulf South Region; the health and sustainability of our coastal wetlands and the health and fitness of our region’s children. The message of a healthy habitat, in which the Pelican thrives, will provide the centerpiece for a program of healthy living, exercise and education to that of protecting, saving and restoring our coastal wetlands and wildlife. The Pelican will serve as that symbol.

Perseverance and renewal have been hallmarks of our community’s resurgence and the Pelican’s remarkable recovery closely matches that of the Gulf South Region. The Pelicans will be more than a namesake for the franchise, as New Orleans, the State of Louisiana and the Gulf South have a rich history connected to the name. Represented on Louisiana’s state flag and seal, the Pelican has been the state bird for over a century. The Pelican symbolizes the determination to not only survive, but thrive even when the odds are stacked against them as our region has demonstrated over and over.

“When we purchased the basketball team, it was a priority to change the name to reflect our culture, our community and our resolve. The Pelican does that,” said Owner Tom Benson. “Our region has been hard hit in recent years and the one thing that stands out is the resiliency and determination to comeback, to fight and overcome. The Pelican symbolizes that. The synergy of this name, this bird and the future of our state and region are intertwined and in three, five, ten years from now, it will be not only be a name of a sports franchise but it will also be the face of the continued recovery of our region. We will promote healthy habitats, not only for our youth but for our community, our coast and our wildlife. The Pelican name will do that. It is more than a name. It represents our way of life.”

The Pelicans’ colors will be blue, gold and red. The team’s primary color, blue, is taken from Louisiana’s state flag. The Pelicans and Saints will share the color gold, uniting the organizations, while celebrating the spirited life of New Orleans and its many celebrations (gold is also a commonly found color on the “crown” of the pelican). Red represents fraternity and is indicative of the blood provision of the mother pelican and the vibrant color underneath the pelican’s throat. All three colors are found on the City of New Orleans flag.

“Establishing the New Orleans Pelicans is a process of building a basketball legacy for our community that entwines our team image with the best qualities of our community,” said Hornets Owner/Vice Chairman of the Board Rita Benson LeBlanc. “The Pelican is not only the state bird of Louisiana, but it is also representative of teamwork, the positive synergy of group dynamics and, as we’ve experienced recently here on the Gulf Coast region, regeneration. The strength, resiliency and loyalty of a Pelican are the core values our fans and team can be proud of. This identity change was an investment we had to commit to, in order to provide a fresh beginning for our fans. Forging a new and bright future for the Pelicans will bring awareness to the best of New Orleans, the Gulf South, and provide our fans with a team that they can identify as their own.”

Details regarding the uniform will be relayed in the coming months. A limited supply of Pelican merchandise will be available exclusively in the team store at the New Orleans Arena beginning on Thursday, Jan. 24 and online at the Hornets team store (

More information about the Pelicans’ logos and brand can be found at

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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in All About Mascots, Pro Mascots


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Clutch Smashes Cake on Lakers Fan

Check out the expression of the man on the right and the woman in the back.

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Posted by on January 10, 2013 in All About Mascots, Pro Mascots


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Stinger Breaks It Down Gangnam Style

What do you do when you’re the mascot and your team is locked out? Make a Gangnam Style video of course!

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Posted by on October 11, 2012 in All About Mascots, Parodies, Pro Mascots


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