Could you be the new 76ers mascot?

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia 76ers die-hards, it might actually happen this upcoming season.

No, we are not talking about an NBA Championship (though, never say never).

This is about something a bit 'fluffier.'

A mascot.

Ever since 2011 and the departure of Hip Hop the rabbit, Philadelphia 76ers fans have been clamoring for a new mascot.

The Philadelphia 76ers' mascot performs in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

There was a sign of hope just weeks after Hip Hop's retirement, when the Sixers unveiled a poll to vote for a new mascot.

Remember Big Ben, Phil E. Moose, and B. Franklin Dogg?

Of course, you do.

However, nothing ever materialized and hopes of a moose with wristbands dancing during halftime of a basketball game just became an unattainable dream.

However, according to the Sixers' job board, fans may just get their wish of a new cheerleading friend.

In fact, one of you could be the new Sixers mascot!

Just days ago, the team posted to their career opportunities website an opening for 'Philadelphia 76ers Mascot.'

It's true.

The Sixers confirmed to Thursday that this job posting was no mistake and that they are indeed "in the exploration and planning stages of incorporating a team mascot into our overall plans."

Here are some of the qualifications you will need should you want to become a costumed creature:

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED degree. College graduate preferred

  • Minimum 2 or more years experience as a mascot at the collegiate, minor or professional league level

  • Choreography and/or skit writing experience

  • Good interpersonal skills (especially with children)

  • Good with spontaneous crowd-interaction

  • Ability to dance (professional dance training a plus)

  • The listing states the mascot will 'perform at all 76ers home games,' as well as 'add entertainment to the 76ers game presentation experience.'

    Think you got what it takes? Read the full listing and apply here.

    If you do apply, you will be asked if you have any gymnastic skills, so get to stretching!

    Good luck!

    There is no word if Big Shot will be a judge.
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