The Professional Sports Mascots Quiz
By: Nathan Chandler
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About This Quiz
Mascots boost team spirit and pump up the crowd. How much do you know about these costumed performers? Find out by taking this quiz.
Dinger, the mascot for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, has been described as an "anthropomorphic purple" what?
Dinger, who first started performing in 1994, is a triceratops.
Fans were horrified when which NBA mascot was lowered from the rafters and collapsed on the floor unconscious?
His limp body was a scary sight, but Rocky recovered just fine.
At minimum, how much do professional mascots earn per year?
$50,000 is a nice, round figure for a fun gig.
Which city's baseball team has a mascot that resembles an enormous fish?
Billy, mascot for the Miami Marlins, is based on a marlin, a fish that can grow up to 16 feet (4.9 meters) long.
Approximately how many costumes has the San Diego Chicken worn out during his career?
Five hundred is a whole lot of chicken costumes.
Which NBA mascot is known for his spectacular dunking ability?
Benny's dunks are sometimes more inspiring than the players'.
After being charged with drunk driving, a man lost his privilege to perform as which NFL mascot?
It was a shameful moment for Steely McBeam, who already endured a lot of ridicule.
Why was Jaxson de Ville placed in a cage during one game in 2007?
He made obscene gestures.
He was accused of assaulting a fan.
He was being too distracting.
The Jacksonville Jaguars' mascot was cage because he got in the way, although he was released sometimes.
Which mascot currently cheers for the Cincinnati Reds?
Polls show Gapper as being the least popular mascot for the team.
Burnie, mascot of the Miami Heat, was sued for how much in 1994?
Burnie was sued for $1 million when he forced a fan to dance with him. The case was settled for $50,000.
The Minnesota Vikings ended negotiations with Ragnar the Viking because he wanted to make how much per year?
One hundred sixty thousand dollars would've been a hefty salary for a faux Viking.
Sir Purr is a mascot for which NFL team?
During a 1996 Panthers game he interfered with a play by grabbing a live ball.
Which of these mascots was baseball's first live-action mascot?
Mr. Met was introduced in 1964.
The Raptor, mascot of the Toronto Raptors, suffered which injury during a performance?
The ruptured Achilles tendon marked the end of his season.
Which mascot lost his (costume) eyes when he was hit by a basketball in 2014?
It was the same year The Coyote was named mascot of the year.
What is the name of the mascot for the Green Bay Packers?
It's one of the most famous teams in sports, and it has no mascot.
Wally the Green Monster is a former mascot for which baseball team?
His name was derived from the nickname of the high left-field wall at Fenway Park in Boston.
The Phillie Phanatic is very famous in part because of what?
He signs more autographs than anyone.
He's been sued many times.
In one suit he threw a woman into a pool and injured her.
He hijacks live camera feeds.
What sort of animal is the mascot of the Nashville Predators?
A saber-toothed tiger's remains were excavated right in the middle of Nashville, Tennessee.
Rampage is the mascot for which NFL team?
Introduced in 2010, Rampage the ram is one of the NFL's newest mascots.
Which is the only NHL mascot not to wear a costume?
The octopus is a large prop instead of a person.
T-Rac, mascot of the Tennessee Titans, is based on which animal?
The raccoon is the state animal.
The Tampa Bay Rays publicly apologized after their mascot mocked the death of which celebrity?
Irwin was killed by a stingray.
Which NHL team's mascot has an exclamation point as part of his name?
Youppi! is the name of the Montreal Canadiens' mascot, and it means "hooray" in French.
In 1991 a cheerleader was awarded $300,000 after which MLB mascot rolled around on the ground with her?
In spite of the incident, The Chicken is one of the best-loved mascots of all time.
What sort of horse is Rangers Captain, the mascot for the Texas Rangers baseball team?
Palominos, horses that have a gold coat, are very popular as parade horses..
Which NHL mascot delayed a game for 20 minutes because he was stuck dangling in the rafters during a stunt?
S.J. Sharkie was trapped in a harness four stories above the ice.
How many Seattle Seahawks mascots are there?
There are two costumed birds and one actual bird, a buteo.
The Los Angeles Kings mascot caught flack for mocking Anaheim Ducks players who caught which disease?
His prank wasn't really funny, because mumps is a pretty serious affliction.
The unofficial (and very popular) mascots of the Milwaukee Brewers are what food?
There are five mascots, each representing a type of sausage you can buy at the stadium.