With all this talk about Washington gaming the Pro Bowl system, I went to Getty Images hoping to find a sweet pic of Joe Jacoby in a hula skirt. Or something. What I stumbled upon, however, is totally perplexing:
Yipes. The caption on the photo, please:
HONOLULU, HI – FEBRUARY 5: The Washington Redskins mascot stands on the sidelines during the 1995 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 5, 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 41-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
I didn’t know they had a mascot, let alone one with a mohawk, haunting visage and actual “red” skin. Chief Zee and the Hogettes, sure, but those are unoffical mascots. This seems NFL-sanctioned and Skins-approved.
Web searches for “Redskins mascot” and “Redskins official mascot” come up empty, so I turn to you for help. What’s happening here? And is this one more, um, feather in the cap for dropping the team name?