Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Human Mascots Have Edge Over Animals In Super Bowls

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are in luck: History shows that when a team with an animal mascot opposes a team with a human mascot in the Super Bowl, the two-legged mammal usually beats the four-legged one.

In the previous 39 Super Bowls, teams with an animal mascot have played against a team with a human mascot 26 times, with the human mascot team winning 18 of those battles.

That’s good news for the Steelers, who don’t have an official mascot but are named after the town’s steelworkers, and not so good news for the Seattle Seahawks, who, of course, are named after a bird.

The most successful animal crushers are the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers, who have both been victorious against animals four times.

On the flip side, the teams with an animal mascot that have taken the biggest whupping from the humans are the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos, with four losses each.

Still, the Seattle Seahawks do have a wing and a prayer because animal mascot teams have triumphed over human mascot teams three out of the last seven times they’ve gone head to head in the Super Bowl.

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