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It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane! It’s A — Bird

Hawks Mascot Basketball

AP Photo/John Bazemore

Last night’s game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks was briefly delayed when Spirit the Hawk, Atlanta’s real-life mascot, got loose and perched himself on top of one of the baskets.

Thankfully for everyone in attendance, it was an actual Hawk, not Tony Hawk – or even worse, a copy of the shit-tastic Bruce Willis star vehicle, Hudson Hawk. Arena employees would have had to put on Hazmat suits and decontaminate the joint if one of those DVDs got loose.

Goddamn birds. You know you can’t trust them – one minute they’re perched on your wrist behaving nicely and the next thing you know they are pecking out grandma’s cold, dead eyes. Man, was that an awkward funeral. It was like a scene from The Birds set in a mortuary.

An Actual Hawk Interrupts Atlanta’s Game [NBA Fanhouse]
Hudson Hawk [Wikipedia]