I’m not talking about the Golden Globes, or even postseason NFL honors (although I’ll talk about that too!) What I’m talking about is Forbes Horse of the Year! OK it’s not Horse of the Year, but they did make a list of the Top 10 Sports Mascots, and guess who’s on that list…Yes, the Philly Phanatic (He’s #1). Your favorite horse is on there too!
Check out the list and corresponding article here. They even mention the blog!
There’s a few questionable picks on the list. Only because a few aren’t even official team mascots. One is not even alive, it’s a stuffed doll. The NFL is represented by Rowdy (Cowboys) Sourdough Sam (49ers) and myself. They explain in the article that they use an equation called an index that takes into account of bunch of stuff I’m not quite sure I understand. Basically they ask people about sports mascots. If they know their names, their teams, how popular they are, how much they like them, etc. Then they take their responses and put them through this equation. Long story short is, across the nation people recognize the Broncos team and me and they like us!
How do you think the other mascots measure up?
I forgot to talk about the postseason honors. I will be attending the Pro Bowl this year. There will be more info on this later, and possibly some blog entries from the Islands. Stay tuned…