• The Chicken Is Most-Liked Sports Mascot

    Posted by on April 29th, 2010 · Comments (5)

    No, not Fred Stanley…

    Via the AP

    Plucked from among all sports mascots, San Diego’s Chicken still rules the roost.

    The Chicken ranks first in Forbes magazine’s survey of 10 most-liked sports mascots. Ted Giannoulas, the man inside the costume, no longer is affiliated with the Padres, but has a 78.7 awareness in the rankings.

    Trailing the Chicken are the Phillie Phanatic; Mr. Met; the Racing Sausages of the Milwaukee Brewers; The Gorilla of the Phoenix Suns; Benny the Bull of Chicago; Wally the Green Monster, who represents the Red Sox; Billy the Marlin; Rocky of the Denver Nuggets; and The Coyote of the San Antonio Spurs.

    Forbes polled the public on awareness, appeal and team recognition of more than 50 major sports team mascots.

    Attaboy Ted!

    Comments on The Chicken Is Most-Liked Sports Mascot

    1. April 30th, 2010 | 11:02 pm

      I don’t know how I missed that interview the first time around. You did a great job with it. And The Chicken has such a positive, fan-friendly perspective. It makes me want to add seeing The Chicken to the ol’ bucket list!

    2. Raf
      May 1st, 2010 | 1:19 am

      Was The (San Diego) Chicken the first mascot? I don’t remember the timeline, but The Chicken has has more exposure than the other mascots over a variety of sports.

    3. May 1st, 2010 | 7:13 am

      @ lisaswan:
      Thanks. FWIW, he’ll be in Lakewood later this season – 9/1, I think? Check the BlueClaws site.

    4. May 1st, 2010 | 7:13 am

      @ Raf:
      Not sure – he just may be the 1st at the MLB level.

    5. Raf
      May 1st, 2010 | 10:59 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      @ Raf:
      Not sure – he just may be the 1st at the MLB level.

      I forgot about Charlie O, Mr Met and the like… Having said that, The Famous Chickem has appeared in other sports besides baseball, so at least he has that going for him 🙂

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