The Spurs’ Coyote Is The Most Useful Mascot In Sports
I love mascots. They're amusing to children and they serve as comic relief in tense situations. But the horrible truth is that most mascots are really assholes, when you get down to it. If you really watch them, you see that their main job is to taunt opposing fans, spill things on people and act as cheerleaders in non-pivotal situations.
They really have no function at all. Anyone ever decide not to go to the Dodgers game because there's no mascot? How about the Yankees? They serve no purpose.
But there's at least one exception. The Spurs' Coyote is actually useful. Observe.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 29, 2015
Sports mascots should earn their money. Standing around in a furry costume fooling kids into thinking you;re not really human? Screw that -- actually give the mascot a job. Make him help the elderly find their seats. Have them break up fights, or sell souvenirs. Or, as in the Vine above, vermin control.
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