Basketball Mascots as Super-Heroes

Hi all, Jeff here! It's been a while since I posted anything, and yet here I come with a sports post of all things. Without further ado, here goes!

You may or may not be aware that a Big Sporting Thing is happening this week, the March Madness college basketball tournament.

Even if you don't care for sportsball though, I could really use a hand. All you have to do is tell me which published super-hero most closely matches each of these teams. I'll then pick the winners of each matchup based not on their real-world basketball prowess (about which I know nothing), but rather how a fight between their two super-hero analogs would go.

For your convenience, here's a bracket with notes about which mascots the teams have if it's not obvious from their name. You can ignore the other pre-filled bits.

NCAA team bracket

16 Responses to Basketball Mascots as Super-Heroes

  1. The Atomic Punk

    El Dorado for the San Diego State Aztecs.

  2. The Atomic Punk

    Jonah Hex for the Virginia Cavaliers.

    Lockjaw for the Georgia Bulldogs. (Think that they’ll have a season 2 of Marvel’s Inhumans?)

  3. Deadline? The madness starts Thursday, right?

  4. I would have to assume you mean appearance?
    Thor might sideways go to Titan, Raider, or Longhorn for his sometimes helmet. Pity there’s no Viking?
    Captain Caveman for Bruin? Good luck.

  5. Black Lightning for the Wichita Shockers

  6. Jonah Hex for the Virginia Cavaliers

  7. Red Tornado for the Miami Hurricanes

  8. The Atomic Punk

    Ezekiel Rage for the Penn Quakers (Johnny Quest).

  9. The Atomic Punk

    Nightcrawler for the Duke Blue Devils. Lobo for the Loyola Ramblers.

  10. Maybe a bit obvious, but Wolverine for the University of Michigan Wolverines.

  11. The Atomic Punk

    Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod for the Radford Highlanders? There can be only one.

  12. The Atomic Punk:
    Nightcrawler for the Duke Blue Devils.Lobo for the Loyola Ramblers.

    I actually thought of Blue Devil for that one. I know it’s VERY on the nose…. πŸ˜‰

  13. The Atomic Punk

    Worf: I actually thought of Blue Devil for that one. I know it’s VERY on the nose….

    Some of Duke’s merchandise carries a logo that looks almost exactly like Blue Devil.

    http://cdn2.stormgrounds.com/stormgrounds-cdn/media/Duke-Blue-Devils-5.jpg

  14. Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone! I’ve completed my bracket.

    Ultimately I learned a lot. Like, matching 68 team mascots to super heroes is not easy.

    Second, some teams REALLY need to change their mascots.

    And finally, that I will selfishly pick a super hero I invented (Cavalier!) over the rest of the field. Go UVA!

  15. Sorry, Jeff. Tough game. Wasn’t their night….

  16. Yeah, that did NOT turn out well!