Due to promotion and relegation, England's Premier League boasts a yearly-changing collection of 20 of the liveliest mascots around, who like to stay active by leading their teams onto the pitch, hugging managers and aggravating opponents.
Sport's Opinion: "I'm a bit confused by Cherry Bear. Is he a bear or a dog? Is that his tongue hanging out, or is he eating a cherry? And why is he wearing a baseball hat? He doesn't look like he's the type that would be too upset if someone ate his porridge."
Name: Gunnersaurus Rex
Sport's Opinion: "He's not very scary for a dinosaur. But I'm sure glad he's not colored purple. Maybe he's a herbivore."
Aston Villa FC
Sport's Opinion: "With a name like Hercules, it sounds like Aston Villa's mascot is from Greece. But he's actually a Scottish lion, based on the Rampant Lion of Scotland in the club's crest. Although I'm not sure that lion had claret and blue highlights in their mane."
Sport's Opinion: "No teeth can't be good for a lion. Maybe he had dental problems. And his hair looks like he just woke up. But he seems to be in good spirits."
Crystal Palace FC
Sport's Opinion: "Pete's future is so bright, he has to wear his shades at night!"
Sport's Opinion: "Why does a team nicknamed the Toffees have an elephant as their mascot? Changy is based on Everton's shirt-sponsor. I know elephants never forget, but Changy better hope Everton's former mascot, Mr. Toffee, does have a bad memory. He may have been upset after being replaced by an elephant."
Leicester City FC
Sport's Opinion: "Filbert's eyes definitely make me think he's crazy like a fox. But I bet he's really happy there are no hound mascots in the Premier League!"
Name: Mighty Red
Species: Liver Bird
Sport's Opinion: "His big smile can only mean that he's happy that he doesn't have to eat livers. Gross!"
Manchester City FC
Sport's Opinion: "Manchester City fans are happy that, even though Moonchester is from outer space, he comes around more often than once in a Blue Moon."
Manchester United FC
Name: Fred the Red
Sport's Opinion: "I've heard of fallen angels, so maybe Fred is a reformed devil. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, unless he grows a goatee."
Newcastle United FC
Sport's Opinion: "A big black bird with a beak that big is a little scary looking. And if Monty is anything like his cousins, Heckle and Jeckle, or the crows from 'Dumbo,' then he's probably pretty mischievous too."
Name: Captain Canary
Sport's Opinion: "What a friendly and happy mascot! But it's no wonder Captain Canary is always cheerful. He's related to both Tweety Bird and 'the big canary,' Big Bird."
Name: Sammy Saint
Sport's Opinion: "Sammy is loveable, loyal and everyone's best friend, but why is Southampton's mascot a dog instead of a saint? Actually, Sammy's both . . . he's a Saint Bernard!"
Stoke City FC
Sport's Opinion: "He is very friendly and is the only hippopotamus that I know. I wonder if he likes to play Hungry Hungry Hippos."
Sport's Opinion: "Black cats are supposed to be bad luck, but they have been bringing Sunderland good luck for years. Samson only has bug eyes because Sunderland's female mascot, Delilah, threatened to cut his hair."
Swansea City AFC
Sport's Opinion: "For a swan he sure is mischievous. Cyril is 10-feet-tall, even with a crook neck. I guess he has to be somewhat scary to earn respect, since he is a Welsh swan in the English league."
Tottenham Hotspur FC
Sport's Opinion: "I learned that a cockerel is a rooster that is less than one year old. This must mean that Chirpy won't ever get old. He also has the same eyes and beak as Foghorn Leghorn, so they must be related."
Sport's Opinion: "I normally run from hornets, but Harry doesn't look very scary. He has a stinger, but it's pretty small. Watford are nicknamed the Hornets, but Harry makes me think of cereal. He looks like the Honey Nut Cheerios bee!"
West Bromwich Albion FC
Name: Baggie Bird
Sport's Opinion: "Thrushes are songbirds, and since soccer fans are known for singing, Baggie Bird is the perfect mascot for West Brom. That's why he wears baggy clothes. Have you ever tried singing while wearing tight clothes?"
West Ham United FC
Sport's Opinion: "I bet I know what his favorite shark is. But I wonder if Hammerheard ever gets tired of people thinking he's Maxwell's silver hammer or singing 'If I Only Had a Hammer'?"