Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 12/6/11
Two weeks ago, we noted that little-loved Philadelphia 76ers mascot Hip Hop, a bunny rabbit with some real 'tude, would be replaced (although the team itself said that he was retiring to a Pennsylvania farm, which suggests he had to be put down). Most people cheered the move, because Hip Hop was terrible. The Sixers and their consultants from Jim Henson's Creature Shop could almost certainly come up with something better. The franchise has now come up with three finalists to be voted on by fans at Sixers.com (via PBT). However, it appears as if the front office may have hired intoxicated vagrants outside a local Wawa as additional consultants. The three choices are: Big Ben, a cartoon version of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin; B. Franklin Dogg, a rockin' dog apparently related to Poochie D; and Phil E. Moose, an animal not found near the city. These ideas can't miss! After the jump, check out more information on the finalists, along with my very serious analysis. The Sixers have provided
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