Team: Fort Wayne Mad Ants
The character was developed after the team was named. Fort Wayne is a city founded by General Anthony Wayne, who’s nick name was “Mad Anthony” hence why the team name of “Mad Ants” was selected. Rather than using the colonial general look, it was decided to use an actual ant. From 2007-2017, the mascot was red in color as the team’s original colors were red and gold. The Indiana Pacers bought the organization in 2015 and later changed to their own colors, making the mascot blue.