SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S OTTO THE ORANGE
Perhaps one of the most popular (an weirdest) of mascots, Otto is a anthropomorphic orange ready to scare any child away from his juice in the morning.
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY’S BIG RED
Big Red is the thing that you had nightmares about when you were four. He is the definition of angry. Be very afraid.
COLORADO ROCKIES’ DINGER
Dinger is a dinosaur on par with Barney in the scary department. Seemingly benign, but equally scary. If you ever had a Barney nightmare, you know what we mean.
SOUTHEND UNITED’S SAMMY THE SHRIMP
Americans are not the only ones with horrifying mascots. A shrimp is small for a reason.
THE PHILLY PHANATIC
It’s supposed to look friendly, but is actually so very frightening. It might eat you.
EVERGREEN STATE’S GEODUCK
Absolute monsters. Taking over the galaxy.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS’ CRAZY CRAB
Crabs are never a good thing. Crazy-looking crabs are even worse.
NEW ORLEANS PELICAN’S PIERRE
Birds are beautiful creatures, unless they look like they want to eat you.
DELTA STATE’S FIGHTING OKRA
Never play with your food. Especially when it comes alive. It is neither fun nor team-spirit building. It is terrifiying.
THE STANFORD TREE
[tears are forming] Probably one of the scariest (and weirdest mascots) the Stanford Tree has actually been banned from some stadiums.
THE UC SANTA CRUZ BANANA SLUG
Most likely inspired from a 70s horror film, UC Santa Cruz decided to make this Banana Slug its mascot.
THE WICHITA STATE SHOCKER
It looks like Trump. Nothing is scarier than that.
THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS KING BABY CAKE
One team has claimed two of the scariest mascots of all time. Thanks Pelicans! But this one really takes the cake. King Baby Cake is creepier than most horror films and will haunt your nightmares for years.