Not a national one. A regional disgrace, and this hits right in the gut:
The name and the character may take some getting used to. But move over Stevie Steeler and The Terrible Fan: The mascot named yesterday as part of the 75th anniversary season of the Steelers is … Steely McBeam.
No. It won’t, because I will refuse to get used to it. As a matter of fact, after this post, I will refuse to acknowledge it.
Here is a picture of the disgrace:
I have always been proud of the fact that we don’t have cheerleaders (maybe because the thought of South Side girls in short skirts and revealing tops terrifies most sane people), and this just is stupid and unnecessary. We don’t need a mascot. We have a football team. We have Yuengling. We have Imp and Iron. We have Primanti’s and Kielbassa and 5 Superbowl Trophies and Myron Cope and Tunch Ilkin and the Terrible Towel and Mean Joe Greene and the Steel Curtain and the Immaculate Reception and we don’t need a stupid mascot.
*** Update ***
Here is the URL for the Steelers front office contact info. Give them a piece of your mind.
I really can not tell you how much I dislike this idiotic mascot, but here is a start:
Please quietly kill this embarrassment, and I promise you we will all pretend it never happened.
I think this was my first bit of web activism.