Tuesday, March 25, 2014

March Mascot Melee™: Round Two of the NFL Bracket

We may have under-seeded the Vikings as a 6, because they're poised for a Suite 16 run.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

By now, our Suite 16 is a quarter full with mascot representatives from the MLB already in.

Today, we find out which football mascots will make the big jump. First, let's take a look back at our first round NFL winners.

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With that in our rear view mirror, let's take a look at the second round match ups.

1. Tennessee Titans vs 9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It's gonna take a little more than some Caribbean marauders to knock off the first Gods of Greek mythology. Tennessee made the Sweet 16 Sunday, and they enter the Suite 16 today.

Winner: Titans

4. Detroit Lions vs 12. Cincinnati Bengals

I'll let Wikipedia settle this, with an entire page dedicated to the age-old question: Who would win a fight, a lion or a tiger?

Turns out, it ain't the king of the jungle.

Winner: Bengals

2. New York Giants vs 7. Dallas Cowboys

These two go back and forth on the football field, but if it came down to a match up of the mascots, it wouldn't be much of a contest. The Giants stomp the Cowboys and move on.

Winner: Giants

3. Chicago Bears vs 6. Minnesota Vikings

Vikings used to both kill and domesticate bears, so I think it goes without saying who wins this one.

Winner: Vikings

Let' check out the updated bracket.

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Unknown said...

I suppose this is as good a time as any to state my thoughts regarding team nicknames and mascots: A team's nickname and macot should have some relation to the location of the team. Jaaguars are not indigenous to Jacksonville, nor are titans to Tennessee. Alliteration is not a good enough excuse to pick a completely random team name. Btw, This goes for the Pirates and the Penguins too, Joe. Am I the only person who feels this way?

Joe Parello said...

Wow, I never knew you had such strong feelings about this Baisden. Well, I guess as a fan of South Florida teams you might feel that way, but I personally think the Steelers have the lamest name in Pittsburgh. But that could also be because the name makes no real sense, and the American steel industry is dead...

Unknown said...

I will give you this: The Penguins is a great name for a hockey team. The team just needs to be in Antartica.