Since Aerys Sports doesn’t have a Philadelphia 76ers reporter, I thought I’d post on the recently heated debate of the potential new Sixers mascot.
Actually its not really heated, but there is a debate over the three choices that the Philadelphia fans are asked to choose from. And to put it bluntly, they are super lame!
The reason for the ‘new’ mascot is because supposedly for years Sixers fans weren’t happy with the most recent one, Hip Hop!
So the Sixers hired the Raymond Entertainment Group to design the mascot. For those who don’t know, that group’s founder Dave Raymond is responsible for the creation of the Phillies Phanatic. In fact, Raymond himself was the actual Phanatic for quite some years. His group is working in conjunction with the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to create the new mascot.
One would think with the enormous success of both the late Muppets creator Hensen and Raymond’s Phanatic, the choices would be insanely delicious. Well they got the insane part correct.
Take a gander at what they came up with:
Big Ben - B. Franklin Dogg - Phil E. Moose
Big Ben – yeah I can totally see it, an elderly dude dancing around and pumping up the crowd…it would be electric (pun intended)!
B. Franklin Dogg – now he’s REALLY cool, rocking a Liberty Bell on his head, that’s some good stuff right there.
And I don’t know about you guys but when I think of Philadelphia…a MOOSE is the first thing that pops into my head. So Phil E. Moose gets my vote!!!
Hip Hop - basketballmascots.blogspot.com
Honestly with those three choices, Hip-Hop the dancing rabbit isn’t looking so bad is he?
Oh and speaking of Hip Hop, instead of telling everyone including children that Hip Hop passed away or had one too many carrots, the reason will be, he fell in love and got married. Yes its true, can’t make that stuff up!!!
If you feel like voting for any of those stellar choices, head over to NBA.com Sixers Mascot Fan Vote!
I myself am waiting for the write-in option.