A variety of professional and collegiate sports mascots are iconic figures, some of which are famous on their own. The San Diego Chicken, or The Famous Chicken, may be the world's most well-known mascot even though he has no single team affiliation. ESPN and other outlets have used Mr. Met in television commercials. The Penn State student section chants for the Nittany Lion at every home game.
Not every mascot is a gem and a hit that lives on for generations. Some are downright weird and, truth be told, creep us out. With that said, many weird and unconventional mascots are beloved by local fans and those who pose for pictures with the furry creatures. Others, however, have faded from our memories.
May they never return.