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Category: Mascots

Vintage ‘Ed-U-Card’ Game Delivers Big-League Fun

For all photos, click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from membership card designer Scott M.X. Turner, who’s going to tell us about a vintage sports …

Masked Mascots Lead the Way in Pandemic Messaging

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where I’m happy to report that all three inhabitants continue to be healthy, safe, and mostly sane. I hope the same is true …

Phils Phan Phlames of Controversy with New-Look Phanatic

There are a lot of significant visual changes on MLB diamonds this season — the addition of the Nike maker’s mark, the Padres’ return to brown, the return of the …

From Connie Mack to Mr. Oriole: A Conversation with Dick Armstrong

Photo courtesy of Dick Armstrong; click to enlarge The photo shown above was taken during spring training in March of 1950. The gentleman on the right is Philadelphia A’s owner/manager …

Deep Dish Dishes Major Chicagoland Uni Intel

There’s a Uni Watch reader out there who does some uni-related work at the Bulls’ and Blackhawks’ arena in Chicago. He prefers to remain anonymous, so let’s call him Deep …

Another Piece of the Mr. Met Puzzle

As longtime readers are aware, I’ve been trying for years to determine the identity of the artist who created Mr. Met — not the live mascot but the cartoon character, …

Oregon Going Full-Puddles This Weekend

It'll be like looking in a mirror for Oregon on Saturday. (via @GoDucks) pic.twitter.com/RFCgg3V1i7 — ESPN (@espn) September 23, 2016 The Oregon Ducks will be a little more duck-like for …

Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

In yesterday’s installment of Collector’s Corner, Brinke Guthrie showcased a few items featuring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ original mascot character, Bucco Bruce. I was 12 years old when Bucco Bruce …

Here’s Looking at You — Or in This Case, Me

For all of today’s images, click to enlarge Like many people, I often don’t like the way I look in photos. But I love the way I look in this …

Mr. Met Mystery Kinda-Sorta Solved, Mostly

As many of you know, for several years now I’ve been trying to find the identity of the artist who designed Mr. Met — not the live mascot but the …

Two Days in D.C.: Of Pats, Nats & Racist Logo Discussions

By Phil Hecken This past week, I joined Paul (and many a Washington D.C. Uni Watcher) as Paul hosted a Uni Watch Gathering in Hamilton’s Bar and Grill. The usual …

The Disney/ESPN Connection Suddenly Makes a Lot More Sense

Got an interesting note the other day from reader Leo Strawn, Jr., who’s picked up on an interesting trend. I’ll let him explain: Most Uni Watch readers are probably already …

Is That a Tomahawk in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

[Editor’s Note: I recently received an e-mail from a reader who provided some fascinating information on the history of Marquette’s mascot ”” a history I knew nothing about. I asked …

Something Old, Something New

. The top photo shows a guy named Mark Occhipinti, who spent the 1978 NFL season dressed up as SuperPatriot, a live mascot for the Patriots; the lower photo shows …

Dogs in Uniform

By John Ekdahl Dogs serving in the United States military is nothing new. They were first used during the Revolutionary War as pack animals, and their responsibilities were expanded in …