Will Brett Favre be back next year? Probably not. He's 40 going on 400, ha ha. Why are Vikings such a common mascot in American sports? It's because of their fierce and relentless nature. Vikings are merciless and do not back down. Who wouldn't want a Viking as their mascot? I sure would. The Viking mascot is capable of making an opponent very nervous. Can you imagine playing real Vikings from the 9th century in a real football game? That would be like playing against 11 Jared Allen's! Vikings are viewed as vicious and ferocious and anyone who wants to have an intimidating mascot should pick the Viking.