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Mascot Math

Nov. 11, 2013
Nov. 11, 2013

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Nov. 11, 2013

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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
BIG PAPI
  • David Ortiz is brute October force, inarguably one of the greatest postseason sluggers ever, but there is a Tao of Papi that goes beyond the raw power and three rings. As a study in resilience and in seizing big moments, his story is the story of Boston itself

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Mascot Math

The Pelicans' frightening new mascot has us once again pondering the provenance of the sports world's furriest performers

BIG BIRD + GUY FAWKES MASK + PHYLLIS DILLER = NEW ORLEANS'S PIERRE THE PELICAN

This is an article from the Nov. 11, 2013 issue

H.R. PUFNSTUF + KOOL-AID MAN √∑ SLIM FAST = WESTERN KENTUCKY'S BIG RED

WALDO + TROLLFACE - RABIES SHOT = WISCONSIN'S BUCKY BADGER

POKEY + DAVID CASSIDY + WILD THING = OKC'S RUMBLE THE BISON

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SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Argentine tennis star Juan Martín del Potro was robbed of a briefcase containing money, his passport and a rosary blessed by the pope when he stopped to sign an autograph.

PHOTOCHRIS TROTMAN/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE USTA (DEL POTRO)PHOTONBC/PHOTOFEST (POKEY)PHOTONBC/PHOTOFEST (PUFNSTUF)PHOTOBRAD ELTERMAN/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES (CASSIDY)PHOTOWARNER BROS./PHOTOFEST (WILD THING)PHOTOGREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (RUMBLE)PHOTOCBS/PHOTOFEST (WALDO)PHOTOFREEPIK.COM (TROLLFACE)PHOTOWINAI TEPSUTTINUN/FOTOLIA.COM (SYRINGE)PHOTOKOHJIRO KINNO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BUCKY)PHOTOKOOL-AID/KRAFT FOODS (KOOL-AID MAN)PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (BIG RED)PHOTOPHOTOFEST (BIG BIRD)PHOTOGEBI/FOTOLIA.COM (MASK)PHOTONBC/GETTY IMAGES (DILLER)PHOTOCHRIS GRAYTHEN/GETTY IMAGES (PIERRE)PHOTO