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Sports mascots are under attack. Or so it would seem.
We weren't sure what was happening with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers mascots in this week's Page 2 Mystery Photo, so we asked you to tell us what's going on. After receiving more than 1,900 e-mails, we've chosen the best caption suggestions below.
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Does Polly still want a @&%*#@* CRACKER?!
Captain Blye uses tactics learned from "The Sopranos" to collect child support payments from the alleged father of his parrot.
With no one looking, the Bucs mascot discreetly peels off the "I brake for endangered species" bumper sticker from the Eagles mascot's beak.
"Are you sure this is where the gasoline goes?"
The Eagle has landed.
Swoop the Eagle is consoled by Captain Fear (the Buccaneer) after Swoop was unable to complete the truck lift event in the second round of "The World's Strongest Mascots" competition on ESPN6.
The new ad campaign for the Dodge Ram: "Sure the Bucs don't have a prayer of beating the Eagles in the cold. But with a new Dodge Ram, they can run over their sorry asses any time of the year."
"You like that, stool pigeon? The rest of us know it was you who told the Philly cheerleaders about the holes in the shower walls. You're singing a different tune, now, aren't you?"
"Y'argh, Matey. 'Twas that scurvy dog Jeff Kent that done fell on him says I. Y'argh."
It's obvious that the driver was not properly coached on pursuing his target. He had to settle for the single extra point, even though he had the chance to convert for two. Oh well ... one mascot down, so many more left to go.
Following assaults on Santa Claus, puppies and spring flowers, Philly fans finally take their frustrations out on the Eagles mascot.
Following the sad trend of legal problems set by some of their players, NFL mascots Swoop and Captain Fear were charged Wednesday with grand theft auto after being caught red-handed prepping a truck for the chop shop. Police say Sir Purr, shown here looking on in approval, was also in on the conspiracy.
"That should teach you! Just because you're a bird, doesn't mean you can crap on my window! Stupid Bird."
"I can't believe it's come down to this, eagle, but the owners said that either you agree to be our head coach next year or we run you over."
An innocent night of alcohol and strip clubs turned ugly when McNabb and Dunn found the keys to the storage closet.
A re-enactment of the NFC championship game: Eagles are a Ram speedbump, and the Bucs could do nothing but watch ...
Protests continue in Islamabad as Taliban supporters severely abuse a symbol of America.
The Bucs mascot punishes the Eagle for spying on the "booty."
"I don't care about your 'friends' in south Philly, you took Indiana and the points. If I don't get the money by Friday, the next truck will be moving a lot faster."
Fellow mascots look on in horror at this disaster outside the International Mascot Convention in Mulberry Ridge, Texas.
Tampa Bay finally sees somebody else on the ground besides their offensive line, quarterback, running back, wide receiver and Warren Sapp.
Kinda feels like getting tackled on the turf at The Vet.
Despite repeated warnings and hours of practice, the Eagles mascot still couldn't master the art of looking both ways before crossing the street.
Just one more example of Mascot on Mascot violence.
This is the last time Halle Berry was allowed at an NFL game.
One of those ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercials goes terribly wrong.
2003 Prediction: Teams take turns getting run over by the Rams.
ARRRRrrrrrr stands for ROADKILL!!!
And thanks to the Tampa Bay mascot, instead of hitting George McFly with the car, Lorraine's dad hit the Eagles mascot, thus thrusting Marty McFly ... back to the future!
And here is the real caption from The Associated Press: The mascot for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles feigns being hit by a car as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mascot comes to his aid March, 23 on Seventh Avenue in New York. The mascots are in town for a convention to discuss techniques, skits and various business topics. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)