Our Top 5 series continues every Thursday
Honorable Mention: T.D. (Miami Dolphins), Roary (FIU Panthers), Miami Maniac (Canes)
5. Billy the Marlin
Team: Miami Marlins
4. Bucky the Parrot
Team: Barry Buccaneers
If you Google “Bucky the Parrot,” the first result is Barry’s University’s Wikipedia page. The second is a Bucky the Parrot keychain. After that, it’s into the Google abyss. It’s the same for images. The problem here is awareness.
3. Stanley C. Panther
Team: Florida Panthers
Our only issue with Stanley is his facial expression. It says, “I’m tired of people asking what I do for living only to just then realize that South Florida actually has a professional hockey team.” How about a smile, Stan? At least Billy is faking it.
2. Sebastian the Ibis
Team: Miami Hurricanes
What’s not to like about Sebastian? His green eyes slay the women of Miami. He’s probably the most athletic of the mascots on this page, too.
Team: Miami Heat
What the hell is Burnie? According to his Wikipedia page, he is a “rough depiction of a fireball.”
He’s one of the few mascots with no fear and is by far the best dancer of his Miami counterparts. He’ll harass any fan, player, coach, or ref. Everyone is fair game, including the wife of a federal judge, who actually filed a lawsuit against him after incurring “minor bruising” for shenanigans during an exhibition game in Puerto Rico. Okay, then.