A new shiny grill or smoker always perks us up. But one that honors our team? Now that’s the kind of loyalty we admire and want to show off at our backyard homegate or at the tailgate lot.
So we went looking. Turns out we’re not alone in wanting a mascot-shaped grill. Not all we found were for sale, but all are worth some admiration. And it seems there’s a bias toward mammals. Sorry Eagles and Dolphins fans. And there’s no hope for you Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, either. Not even a ten-gallon grill to be found.
If you run across some more Mascot-shaped grills and barbecues, let us know!
At 2,200 pounds, every opponent becomes roadkill to this behemoth armadillo barbecue. Owned by North Main BBQ in Euless, Texas, he’s even anatomically correct, right down to his brass balls, says owner Ray Green.
Hardened steel with a belly-full of fire, Pigbecue will turn heads and turn anything raw into charcoal-smoked delights. Handmade in England.
A silver mass of muscle, dubbed El Bravo Toro by its maker Russell Marr, this guy with hoof raised is ready to charge down field, horns ready to strike. But shovel in the charcoal, ribs and brisket, and you’ve get a lot of mellow tailgaters or homegaters.
Caught in mid-howl, this wolf barbecue serves as a statement of team pride as much as a head-turning cooker. Made of laser-cut steel, choose from a pack of colors that range from green to copper.
Head lowered with longhorns jabbing in anticipation, this proud bull barbecue makes your team loyalty a statement of handmade steel fact. Two heights up to 5 feet, and 9 finishes from silver to beige.
This king of the forest holds a belly-full of fire with head held high. Hand-forged by Palacios Iron Works, you’ll have to scour Craigslist in hopes of finding their barbecues and smokers.
A golden buffalo grill! Grand, all-American and glowing with that metallic sheen. This tin Mexican-built beauty appeared online for a bit, but alas has roamed away. But what a grill it would make for fans of CU in Colorado or NY’s Bills.
A grizzly bear grill that stands a mammoth 5-feet high, or you can get a 3-foot version. One of the 9 finishes should match at least one of your team colors. Or you can ask for personalization.
A barbecue grill with the attitude of razor-sharp tusks and a spine-tipped mane. Supposedly created by Russell Marr, we couldn’t find him or this genius masterpiece that every Arkansas football lover would desire. If you find these on sale, let us know.
Poised and on the alert complete with solid, curved horns, this ram grill stands five-feet tall to stare down any opponent. In handmade steel, you can get a smaller 3-foot version and start a flock at your tailgate or backyard barbecues.
This majestic, fully-maned king of barbecue comes DYI. There are a free download of plans (supposedly) for plasma cutting metal. Any metal workers near Detroit might want to start firing up their cutter and start an Etsy page.
A life-size bronco grill standing at 5-feet tall in proud glory. The handmade steel sculpture and barbecue might cause a stampede to your backyard or tailgate lot to taste whatever charcoal, smoky meats you throw on.