Sports competition names for the 2017 season are now available online, and they’re in full effect for the first time since last season.
Here are the 10 most notable mascots.
Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota Vikings) The Vikings are back in action after a four-year absence, and the team has returned to the Super Bowl in 2018 with a 6-1 record and a second straight Super Bowl berth.
Their new mascot, the Golden Gopher, was created by ESPNs Adam Schefter and Phil Savage.
Arizona Cardinals (Arizona Cardinals) The Cardinals are back to the NFL playoffs for the second straight year and they’ve been doing so with a new look.
This year’s design was inspired by the team’s mascot, The Eagle.
New York Jets (New York Jets) The Jets were the biggest surprise of the 2017 draft, and this year’s team has been dubbed The Great Comet of 1812.
It’s the third time this year the team was given a new mascot.
Pittsburgh Steelers (Pittsburgh Steelers) The Steelers are in their third season in the NFL and have won six games, including a division title in 2016.
The new mascot has been created by Mike Bianchi and is named The King.
Seattle Seahawks (Seattle Seahawks) The Seahawks are coming off a 3-12 season in 2017, and there was some controversy when a Seattle Seahawks mascot was used for a photo shoot in 2017.
The team had to remove the mascot.
Instead, they have brought back the iconic “Jellyfish” to help commemorate the anniversary.
Carolina Panthers (Carolina Panthers) The Panthers are in the NFC South race for the third straight year, and their new mascot is called The Tiger.
Detroit Lions (Detroit Lions) The Lions are the second team in NFL history to win back-to-back Super Bowls, after the 1989-90 team that went on to win it all.
The Lions were awarded the moniker “Tiger,” a nickname that has since been adopted by other teams, including the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers.
Pittsburgh Penguins (Pitt Penguins) The Penguins have been around since 1962, and it’s been a long time coming.
They had their name changed in 2018 when they were granted a new nickname: The Black & Gold.
Minnesota Wild (Minnesota Wild) The Wild has been in the playoff race for six straight years and won the Stanley Cup last year.
The first time they were given a mascot was in 2000, when they got the moniker The Wildcat.
Philadelphia Eagles (Philadelphia Eagles) The Eagles have been in Philadelphia for the past 17 years, and now have their new nickname, The Loco.