|(Credit: Megan Famer/Glens Falls Post-Star)|
For any Texas Stars fans hoping for the addition of a mascot to the game entertainment, be careful what you wish for. The picture above is the Adirondack Flames' "Scorch", the newest mascot in the AHL. This story comes to us courtesy of the Glens Falls Post-Star from Diana C. Nearhos.
The picture, as you can see, shows Scorch overpowering a fireman, who lies lifelessly on the ground in front of him. I'm no PR master but I think that a mascot who is shown lording over a fireman is a bad move. Firemen are consistently placed in the top three if not directly at the top of the rankings in terms of most admired professions in America.
The video is even worse:
@100degreehockey @nafsnep @dianacnearhos THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.
— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) October 9, 2014
If THIS won, what were the rejected mascot ideas? "@dianacnearhos: The Adirondack Flames debut their mascot: Scorch pic.twitter.com/PeH4lByqJh"
— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) October 9, 2014