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Mascot Math

The Pelicans' frightening new mascot has us once again pondering the provenance of the sports world's furriest performers
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BIG BIRD + GUY FAWKES MASK + PHYLLIS DILLER = NEW ORLEANS'S PIERRE THE PELICAN

H.R. PUFNSTUF + KOOL-AID MAN √∑ SLIM FAST = WESTERN KENTUCKY'S BIG RED

WALDO + TROLLFACE - RABIES SHOT = WISCONSIN'S BUCKY BADGER

POKEY + DAVID CASSIDY + WILD THING = OKC'S RUMBLE THE BISON

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SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Argentine tennis star Juan Martín del Potro was robbed of a briefcase containing money, his passport and a rosary blessed by the pope when he stopped to sign an autograph.

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CHRIS TROTMAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE USTA (DEL POTRO)

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NBC/PHOTOFEST (POKEY)

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NBC/PHOTOFEST (PUFNSTUF)

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BRAD ELTERMAN/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES (CASSIDY)

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WARNER BROS./PHOTOFEST (WILD THING)

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GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RUMBLE)

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CBS/PHOTOFEST (WALDO)

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FREEPIK.COM (TROLLFACE)

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WINAI TEPSUTTINUN/FOTOLIA.COM (SYRINGE)

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KOHJIRO KINNO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BUCKY)

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KOOL-AID/KRAFT FOODS (KOOL-AID MAN)

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DAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BIG RED)

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PHOTOFEST (BIG BIRD)

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GEBI/FOTOLIA.COM (MASK)

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NBC/GETTY IMAGES (DILLER)

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CHRIS GRAYTHEN/GETTY IMAGES (PIERRE)

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