By: Evan Jankens

I’m not sure if I will ever quite understand the concept of mascots.

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They are interesting in the fact that there’s a grown person in the suit who is always getting the attention of kids. There are even people who have made a career out of being a mascot.

If you ever get the chance to watch the documentary about mascots, “Behind The Mask“, it will give you an entirely different look at the mascot life.

Back to my point …. the Philadelphia 76ers revealed their new mascot today: “Franklin.”

He is apparently some sort of dog.

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I’m not too sure why the 76ers would have a dog as their mascot, but he does seem to be funny based on his Twitter bio. Part of his quote is, “Let’s mark our territory together, Philly.”