The Most Insignificant Mascot in Buffalo History

By Jon

For our latest “Insignificant” series, we’ve decided to begin a search for The Most Insignificant Mascot in Buffalo History.

(Thanks to spavery for the suggestion.)

Once again, here’s how things will work: Leave your suggestions for candidates in the comments over the next day or so. Afterward, we will profile one mascot a day before putting up a vote to crown our captain of insignificance.

This one might be a little tricky, but I think we can come up with 4-5 good names in the comments. Ryan even tells me there were other Sabres mascots not based on a tiger…

FYI- I think we’re going to have to stick with professional or DI college sports on this one. There are way too many high schools out there to distinguish one from another.

13 Comments

  1. Billy Buffalo must be old because he has blue hair.

  2. I’ll throw out Buffalo Blizzard mascot Spyke, good luck on finding a picture.

  3. Jon

    Billy Buffalo is an interesting one. He certainly doesn’t garner the same recognition as Sabretooth and even Buster Bison. Thoughts?

    Spyke is a definite, I think. Finding a picture will be no problem whatsoever — I have a man on the inside.

  4. I have a Spyke trading card with him on a four wheeler somewhere…

  5. Jon

    Did the Bisons have a mascot named Microchip, or am I imagining things?

  6. brian s.

    The Bisons had a 2nd mascot named Chip, as in Buffalo Chip. I think his # was 1/2 and he was totally going to be my nomination for this.

  7. Mike

    St. Bonaventure University’s Bona Fanatic, as you can see here.
    http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/symbols/bona_fanatic.htm

    He has a basketball for a mouth. And was so hated that he kept getting his ass kicked.

  8. Amy

    Since alumni loyalty prohibits me from nominating Petey Griff for this contest, I’d vote for the Bisons Belle the Ballpark Diva. I have no idea what she does, other than scare the heck out of me.

  9. I’m nominating Victoria S. Bull, the insignificant sister of UB’s Victor E. Bull. She was recently put out to pasture by the Athletics Department.

  10. RobQ

    ….does The Butcher count?

  11. Peter Farrell

    Hmmm….how about Loudmouth? That mime who used to work Bison games back in the 90’s?

    Used to call Belle “The Ballpark Slut” until they toned down her outfit this past season.

  12. “Known as “Chiquita” (little one in Spanish), Alice Espiridiona (also known as Alice Zenda), was usually referred to with a descriptive phrase following her nickname such as “The Cuban Doll,” “The Doll Lady,” “Chick” or “The tiny Cuban atom of humanity” (not to be confused with Nathan Gerbe, the Tiny Portland Atom of Humanity).

    As the “Pan-American mascot” in Buffalo in 1901, guests had to pay 15 cents to ask her questions and “marvel at her beautiful gowns, admire gifts she received of jewelry, gems and bric-a-brac.”

    (All of this according to panam1901.org. )

    She also showed off her collection of rare old lace. Bada-bing.

    http://panam1901.bfn.org/documents/panamwomen/chiquita.htm