USFL Reveals Official Mascots, Names To Be Determined

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With just days until the inaugural 2022 United States Football League season kicks off, the time has come to introduce the mascots. But there is one thing missing … they still need names.

Each team revealed its mascot on social media on Monday, and while they look great, each team is asking fans to take part in naming the new member of the club.

Here are the mascots for all eight USFL teams:

Birmingham Stallions

“Full Steed Ahead, our mascot is here,” the team tweeted.

Houston Gamblers

The Gamblers are all-in on their new mascot, but he still needs a name.

“Calvin Ridley,” one user wrote.

Michigan Panthers

“The Hunt is over,” the Panthers tweeted. “We’ve got our official mascot!”

While the team is still asking for name suggestions, the most liked name at the time of publication is a tweet naming the mascot, “Shea Pantherson.”

New Jersey Generals

“Ten-HUT!”

The Generals have their new mascot, but he still needs a name.

New Orleans Breakers

“BREAKING: Our new official mascot is here!” the team tweeted.

One individual thinks the new mascot should be named “Tchoupy.”

Philadelphia Stars

The Stars are asking for help naming the “USFL’s clear best mascot” and one individual took the time to think of a few options in the replies.

“I love him,” the Twitter user wrote. “Ok here goes: Burpy, Moogy, Octophreak, Lumpy, Yamichan (fake mascot from the sims), Comet, Pasha, … Bumpy, Plucky (synonym for gritty), Deborah.”

Pittsburgh Maulers

“Nailed it. Just DROPPED our official mascot,” the team tweeted. “Give us your best name suggestion below!”

Tampa Bay Bandits

“Stick ’em up!”

The Bandits have their new mascot and, just like the other teams, they want fans to help name him.

One clever name in the replies is the “Bayside Bandit.”

If you have any suggestions for the teams, reply to the specific team’s tweet of the mascot to make your suggestions! Here’s a look at all of them:


All eight USFL teams will play next weekend, including the inaugural game between the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. 

Week 1’s schedule:

Generals at Stallions, April 16, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX, NBC, Peacock

Houston Gamblers at Michigan Panthers, April 17, noon ET, NBC, Peacock

Philadelphia Stars vs. New Orleans Breakers, April 17, 4 p.m. ET, USA

Tampa Bay Bandits at Pittsburgh Maulers, April 17, 8 p.m. ET, FS1


All games will be played in Birmingham, Alabama, for the inaugural season, and tickets can be purchased at theUSFL.com. More coverage on the USFL can be read here.

Featured image photos courtesy of USFL’s Twitter.


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Pittsburgh stole Purdue’s mascot. Grimace has a new job as Philly’s mascot. Michigan’s looks eerily similar to Arizona’s Wilma Wildcat. Birmingham took Oklahoma’s Boomer and dyed his hair red. Houston’s and Tampa’s look like Herbie Husker’s cousins

  2. Cancel them all

    Stallions — sexist because it’s a male horse unless it’s identifying as a mare
    Gamblers– insensitive to those of us that are addicted to gambling
    Panthers– I think of black panthers so clearly racist
    Generals — lead soldiers into battle and war is bad
    Stars — everybody is equal so there can be no stars
    Maulers — clearly advocating for violence against women
    Bandits — glamorizing theft
    Breakers — encouraging the youth to break the law

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