The Jacksonville Jaguars mascot got stuck above the stadium after a bungee jumping mishap that perfectly encapsulates the team’s woes.. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ dysfunction is so all-encompassing, even the team’s mascot is feeling the repercussions.
Jaxson de Ville, the wayward NFL franchise’s anthropomorphic big cat, attempted an ambitious bungee jump from atop TIAA Bank Field during Sunday’s home game against the Atlanta Falcons. But instead of successfully descending to the safety of the field, the fuzzy, bespeckled yellow critter found himself suspended above the crowd.
Fortunately, he has nine lives to play with.
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For whatever reason, Jaxson wasn’t able to zip line down to the grass as he typically does. Instead, stadium staffers had to lower the cool cat (he wears sunglasses) into the stands.
A fan captured video of Jaxson’s landing and posted it to Twitter. It appears a kind Falcons fan helped his opponent bring his feet to the ground.
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The mascot’s struggles hilariously encapsulate his team’s failures on the gridiron. With just two wins on the season, the Jaguars sit firmly in last place in the AFC South and own the second-worst record in the entire league, behind only the winless Detroit Lions.
The team has endured off-field controversies, too. First-year Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer came under fire for failing to fly home with his team after a loss and getting caught dancing with a woman at a bar. Later, his players subtly mocked him for the ordeal.
Solving all of the Jaguars problems is perhaps the tallest task in professional football. But for now, at least Jaxson has four paws on the ground.
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