G-Wiz has a girlfriend named Gina

If you thought one large, blue, ambiguously furry mascot was not enough for this city, Friday night’s Wizards game was the game for you.

One timeout video featured many shots of a forlorn, clearly single G-Wiz, as Carla Thomas’s haunting “Gee Whiz” played in the background.

And thus, G-Wiz, alone in the movie theater, as seen above. And also, G-Wiz, alone at a restaurant.

G-Wiz, alone at a bar, or soda fountain, or in the Acela Club, or something.

G-Wiz, riding solo on a tandem bike.

Then the video cut to G-Wiz being all woe-is-me-and-my-furriness at Verizon Center. At which point another character in some sort of mascot muumuu emerged and charged toward G-Wiz, or maybe seductively approached him with an alluring sway of her massive hips.

This was Gina-Wiz. She may or may not have been an accessorized-to-look-female version of the team’s backup G-Wiz costume. Either way, G-Wiz was smitten.

And off they went, to do what grown-up mascots do, I suppose. This was a Valentine’s Day special offering, so no guarantees about future Gina-Wiz sightings, but at least the blue fella had one night of happiness.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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Sarah Kogod · February 12, 2013