Beltway Dwellers Love Their NFL Mascots
Maybe you've seen this Spin tournament on the fiercest mascots in the NFL. Maybe you've noticed one of the overwhelming trends from the first two rounds: D.C. and Baltimore beltway-dwelling mascots faring far better than their seeding would suggest.
The thoroughly non-threatening Poe from Baltimore, a 16 seed, upset the Chargers' Boltman in the first round, and just today toppled Pittsburgh's Steely McBeam to surge into the AFC semifinals. Here's how fierce he is; the team Web site describes him as "chubby, lazy, but undeniably lovable."
Meantime, the legendary, if a bit up-in-years Chief Zee, meantime, pounded San Fran's Sourdough Sam in the first round, and just today soared past top-seeded Lions mascot Roary to enter the NFC semifinals. Eight mascots remain; three are from this general area, if you include Philly's Swoop.
So....a Poe vs. Chief Zee final? A veteran black man dressed like a Native American against a newcoming bird inspired by a 19th century poet? More likely than a Ravens-Redskins Super Bowl, anyhow.
The comments to this entry are closed.