Mysterious Mascots

How do you embody the Wild with a mascot? Apparently, like this:

"Nordy" as he is named provides another reason as to why you don’t name your team the "Wild." There’s no way to properly represent that nickname.

The Star Tribune’s story on the Wild’s new mascot describes him as being "a little like a bear and a little like a fox," but the team won’t say what he is. The Wild call him a hybrid of several animals. Is that legal? I guess we’re cloning sheep now, but can you really combine a bear and a fox?

This brings to mind the Fargo Force mascot. The Forum’s Kerry Collins unveiled that mascot on his blog and got quite a few comments about it. Here’s the link to that post.

What do you make of these mascots? I’m pretty amused, but it doesn’t take much.