- G.K. Chesterton
I like to think in terms of themes and commonalities.(I know I'm weird.) So I was looking at my son's NFL Poster that had a helmet from every team on it the other day and realized that NFL mascots really aren't all that creative. Let me show you what I mean. There are only 5 types of NFL Mascots:
Wildcats, Birds, Speedy Mammals, Mighty Warriors and Local Yokels.
Birds with sharp beaks
Jets (Hey, it's a mechanical bird. This one name threatens my theory.)
And that's it...
What do you think of my theory? Do you think I miscategorized any, or should I change any categories?
When you look at it this way, you could almost narrow it down to three categories: Fierce animals, Warriors, Local Yokels. (By "local yokel" I mean some kind of reference, usually historical to the region of that team, which is why, of course, that the "Oilers" had to change their name.)
You can see what those who name teams are looking for: Someone brave and fast or fearsome. There are no "snails" or "fairy princesses".