It has been almost 2 months since I chose a mascot of the day, and while I enjoyed the busy feeling of tax season, I am glad to be back, looking at the happiness of characters.
Just 1 hour north of Boston, Massachusetts, is a surprisingly little-known city named Lowell. I say ‘surprisingly’ not because of it’s size, at only 100k people, but because they are home to some pretty awesome stuff.
When people not from the southeast United States think of South Carolina, what first pops into their head? Myrtle Beach. And thanks to the Girls Gone Wild franchise, Myrtle Beach forever has the connotation of wild spring break partiers clad in less than a normal bikini while drinking too much alcohol and overall having lower inhibitions and poor decision making skills. Thanks for that, Joe Francis.
When looking out into the field and seeing a mascot, you just see this cute happy character who is there to pump up the fans for a few hours. But behind the scenes, when the game is over, mascots have lives, too. Which means that, yes, different mascots have different backgrounds, beliefs, and religions.
Have you ever heard of a guy named John Chapman? He was a conservationist and missionary who believed that everyone could live off of the land. His most recognized practice is his apple farms, fencing them in so they could go to the people of the town, and not be eaten by animals. You may know him as Johnny Appleseed, who is the hero of this Fort Wayne team.
So your team is in Vancouver, Canada, and you named yourself the Canadians. Wow, how lame. Oh, and your mascot is a bear… that’s never been done before. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge lover of bears, but as mascots go, it’s just not very creative.
The hatred for the Yankees is deep. Anyone who is not a Yankees lover is a white with blue pinstripes hater. But should they be? Because the Staten Island Yankees are kind of awesome. Sure, they’ve won the A-league 6 of the 16 years they’ve existed, but their mascot is a cow. And cows are great.
Scooter is 9 feet tall, throws right, bats both, and won’t admit his weight. His favourite food is veggie burgers, though, so how fat can he be? Also, aren’t cows female, and bulls are male? Something is not adding up here.
No matter what his gender, he’s kind of fun. Run!!! You can catch him!
When thinking of a city in California, what first comes to mind? LA? San Francisco? Sacramento? What about Modesto?!?
If you’re drinking, but you’re classy, and want to be perceived as wealthier, you choose wine, right? Not anymore. The rise of the craft brew has made it fancy to drink beer now, too. Your microbrews, nanobrews, ipa’s, and whatever else snooty beer is out there. What city produces the most craft beer in the world?
Minnesota, you are a scary place. Wanna know why? Because you have like 15,000 lakes. Sure, there’s swimmer’s itch and drowning and stuff, but did you know there are also lake monsters?