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The Professional Sports Mascots Quiz
by Staff
Mascots boost team spirit and pump up the crowd. How much do you know about these costumed performers? Find out by taking this quiz.

Dinger, the mascot for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, has been described as an "anthropomorphic purple" what?

  • triceratops
  • horse
  • yak

Fans were horrified when which NBA mascot was lowered from the rafters and collapsed on the floor unconscious?

  • Rumble the Bison
  • Crunch the Wolf
  • Rocky the Mountain Lion

At minimum, how much do professional mascots earn per year?

  • $30,000
  • $50,000
  • $80,000

Which city's baseball team has a mascot that resembles an enormous fish?

  • San Francisco
  • Miami
  • Seattle

Approximately how many costumes has the San Diego Chicken worn out during his career?

  • 100
  • 300
  • 500

Which NBA mascot is known for his spectacular dunking ability?

  • Hugo the Hornet
  • Hooper
  • Benny the Bull

After being charged with drunk driving, a man lost his privilege to perform as which NFL mascot?

  • Pat Patriot
  • Steely McBeam
  • Boltman

Why was Jaxson de Ville placed in a cage during one game in 2007?

  • He made obscene gestures.
  • He was accused of assaulting a fan.
  • He was being too distracting.

Which mascot currently cheers for the Cincinnati Reds?

  • Rosie Red
  • Mr. Red
  • Gapper

Burnie, mascot of the Miami Heat, was sued for how much in 1994?

  • $1 million
  • $500,000
  • $80,000

The Minnesota Vikings ended negotiations with Ragnar the Viking because he wanted to make how much per year?

  • $1 million
  • $530,000
  • $160,000

Sir Purr is a mascot for which NFL team?

  • Carolina Panthers
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jacksonville Jaguars

Which of these mascots was baseball's first live-action mascot?

  • Dandy
  • Mr. Met
  • The Oriole Bird

The Raptor, mascot of the Toronto Raptors, suffered which injury during a performance?

  • concussion
  • broken leg
  • ruptured Achilles tendon

Which mascot lost his (costume) eyes when he was hit by a basketball in 2014?

  • The Coyote
  • Burnie
  • Jazz Bear

What is the name of the mascot for the Green Bay Packers?

  • There is no mascot.
  • Cheesehead
  • Cheddar

Wally the Green Monster is a former mascot for which baseball team?

  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago White Sox
  • New York Mets

The Phillie Phanatic is very famous in part because of what?

  • He signs more autographs than anyone.
  • He's been sued many times.
  • He hijacks live camera feeds.

What sort of animal is the mascot of the Nashville Predators?

  • lion
  • saber-toothed tiger
  • panther

Rampage is the mascot for which NFL team?

  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Detroit Lions

Which is the only NHL mascot not to wear a costume?

  • Iceburgh
  • Gnash
  • Al the Octopus

T-Rac, mascot of the Tennessee Titans, is based on which animal?

  • red-tail hawk
  • <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> rex
  • raccoon

The Tampa Bay Rays publicly apologized after their mascot mocked the death of which celebrity?

  • Gerald Ford
  • Steve Irwin
  • Don Knotts

Which NHL team's mascot has an exclamation point as part of his name?

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Winnipeg Jets

In 1991 a cheerleader was awarded $300,000 after which MLB mascot rolled around on the ground with her?

  • Phillie Phanatic
  • Homer the Dragon
  • The San Diego Chicken

What sort of horse is Rangers Captain, the mascot for the Texas Rangers baseball team?

  • palomino
  • Hackney
  • American Paint

Which NHL mascot delayed a game for 20 minutes because he was stuck dangling in the rafters during a stunt?

  • Stinger
  • S.J. Sharkie
  • Mick E. Moose

How many Seattle Seahawks mascots are there?

  • one
  • two
  • three

The Los Angeles Kings mascot caught flack for mocking Anaheim Ducks players who caught which disease?

  • mumps
  • syphilis
  • Ebola

The unofficial (and very popular) mascots of the Milwaukee Brewers are what food?

  • beer steins
  • pizza slices
  • sausages