Phanatic Flattens Chicken As Top Sports Mascot

FORBES has trotted out their picks for America’s top sports mascot, and the Phillie Phanatic flew over the San Diego Chicken to claim the #1 spot.

Phillie Phanatic

(The Phanatic on the lookout for MILFs. [Psst - Check behind you!])

In existence since roaming the old Vet back in ‘78, the Phanatic is known for entertaining audiences and annoying baseball old-timers. Upon seeing the big green guy, Joe Garagiola once commented, “Baseball is being invaded by the Muppets.” And Tommy Lasorda has even got into fisticuffs with the Phanatic.

We would have sworn the Chicken would be ruling the mascot roost. But any fuzzball that can rumble with Tommy is also number one in our book.

After the Phanatic & Chicken, Forbes finishes out their top ten:

3. Mr. Met

4. Milwaukee’s Racing Sausages

5. Chicago’s Benny The Bull

6. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California, USA, North America’s Rally Monkey

7. The San Francisco 49ers’ Sourdough Sam

8. The Dallas Cowboys’ Rowdy

9. The Atlanta Braves’ Rally

10. The Denver Broncos’ Miles

We admit we never heard of 7 through 10. What about Calgary’s Harvey The Hound, who once gave up his tongue to entertain the hockey masses?

And what about the college critters? No Zippy the Kangaroo? No Big Red? It’s obvious Forbes didn’t bother to consult with Capital One.

Zippy the kangaroo Akron mascot

The pride of the U. of Akron offers this little salute to the money mag.