Michigan is a place that should do mascots right. After all, even outside of sports consider the iconic cereal mascots developed here. Tony the Tiger? Snap, Crackle and Pop? Dig 'Em? Unrivaled love and recognition. When it comes to the state's sporting mascots, it's a bit of a mixed bag.

A recent survey from an online gambling blog that defiantly wants your click and SEO juice names Michigan mascots among the most recognized and most forgettable in all of sports.

On the positive side, Michigan State's Sparty, the one man Grecian Party, ranked in the top 5 most recognized mascots in college trailing only Stanford's Tree, Otto, the Syracuse orange, Western Kentucky's red blob and the Neck-loving Tiger from LSU.

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Flipside of that coin, is the poor, lowly, mascot from the Detroit Pistons. And if you didn't know there was a Pistons mascot named Hooper - join the club, membership is free. Only the Indiana Pacers mascot named Boomer was less known in the NBA. Indiana's mascot is relatively new. Boomer replaced a dog named Bowser, who is shown below riding a toilet.

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The most unforgettable mascot in all of sports? That you'll find in Kansas City according to the survey. The Royals have a mascot named Sluggerr, a lion whose head is in the shape of a crown.

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Take a deep dive below into mascots from Michigan's past - at least the names are real, the concepts are total AI. And then keep scrolling to check out some absolute nostalgia of Michigan made cereal mascots.

Retired Michigan College Athletics Mascots

Check out some of the interesting and downright strange mascots these Michigan universities used to be known as.

Gallery Credit: Jacob Harrison

Kellogg's and Post Cereal Cartoon Mascots You May Have Forgotten

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