According to WordPress, this is blaxabbath‘s 100th [DFO] post. This is a milestone for me and that is…pathetic. But I doubt I’ll make it to 200 so, like the NFL, let’s just enjoy the ride while it lasts. Oh! Also! According to ESPN, basketball season has started. So I put up a picture of the Suns Gorilla. Just one of the most nonsensical mascot selections, I have to imagine that if the team had to come up with a mascot today it would come out as some sort of unholy mix of BOLTMAN and Otto The Orange.
[Mark Davis runs out to trademark Orangeman, Otto the Raider, and San Diego Raiders.]
In fact, so many of our great non-game entertainers are just weird, lumpy, disproportionate characters attached to a franchise — the Chicken, the Phillie Phanatic, the Chris Christie. Here in Phoenix, with the Suns being the oldest franchise, they’re the only one without a lame mascot. The Coyotes (Howler) and Cardinals (Big Red) have generic goofy animal mascots but the Diamondbacks have Baxter the Bobcat.
So why all this talk of roundball action and team mascots? Well, if you watched any Week 10 football, you need a bit of a breather before this batch of ‘highlights’. I’ll say right now that this week could have been all special teams cuts but, frankly, I couldn’t do that to myself (let alone the rest of you). But, yeah, let’s keep wondering how interest in the NFL is way down.
Finally, if you’ve come here to find out if Blair Walsh shanked another extra point this week, the answer is yes but I’m not even bothering with the imagery.