What should Chattanooga’s unofficial city mascot be?

Does Scrappy have what it takes to be Chattanooga's mascot? | Photo by Roy Soldano

What would Geico be without its friendly gecko or Frosted Flakes without Tony the Tiger? We don’t know about you, but we’ve refused to eat Planters peanuts ever since ~the incident~.

Obviously, mascots have an important role. Which got us thinking… what if Chattanooga had its very own city mascot? We created a lineup of the best + brightest potential mascots to let you decide who should represent the Scenic City.

Miguel Wattson

Pros: He’s got the star power down — even internationally, he’s bringing attention to the Scenic City. Something about Miguel is just electrifying.

Cons: He’s pretty wordy, and he might have some difficulty attending local events, given the whole “lives in a tank” thing.

Phillip D. Glass

Pros: His wordplay game is strong + he’s constantly supporting local organizations like the Mocs and Chattanooga FC. He’s adaptable, he’s supportive, and the water he provides literally sustains us, so that’s a point in his favor.

Cons: Look, we’re not here to judge, but something about his face makes us think Phillip may have had a questionable past. Seriously, why is he looking at us like that?

Scrappy Moc

Pros: Scrappy is no beginner in the mascot world. He’s got a resume that’s miles long, and he knows how to hype up a crowd. He’s also got the muscle to wave flags, which is fun.

Cons: Still recovering from a stressful season.

Looie the Lookout

Pros: Looie is another mascot who’s got some experience under his belt. His Nooga Lookouts jersey can easily transition into a Chattanooga mascot uniform — plus, he’s already got a fiercely loyal fan base.

Cons: Looie has a bit of a history of… disappearing.

Chatt Chimp

Pros: The Chatt Chimp doesn’t have the following these other mascots do just yet, but he’s an up + coming Chattanooga starlet who’s ready to show the Scenic City what he’s made of. Those opposable thumbs could come in handy, folks.

Cons: This chimp could get us some unfavorable press. I mean, posting a photo in underwear? Not a good look.