Wednesday, August 8th, 2007, 7:50 pm
The Steelers made it through their first 74 seasons without a mascot; apparently there was no hope of surviving the 75th without one. So the team came up with this…man-thing:
Today we learned that the name of this man-thing is…wait for it…"Steely McBeam". There was a contest to name the new mascot. There were 70,000 entries. And this is the name they came up with. If we needed any additional evidence that Pittsburgh is doomed, doomed, doomed, here it is.
Ten bucks to the brave soul who throttles Mr. McBeam with a Terrible Towel.
UPDATE: Right. I’m totally pissed off and my pissed-offedness is a totally righteous one. What the HELL were these people thinking? The Pittsburgh Steelers are the paragon of no-frills, no-excuses, I’m-gonna-smash-your-head-in-all-the-live-long-day-football. Which pretty much sums up the city’s attitude toward, well, everything.
And we have a frickin’ mascot called STEELY MCBEAM?? This is UNACCEPTABLE. This must be STOPPED. We have to DO SOMETHING. My CAPS LOCK button is GOING TO BREAK SOON unless SOMETHING IS DONE.
I’m going to a meeting of ‘Burgh Bloggers tomorrow, maybe we can brainstorm some effective ways to bring civil disobedience to bear and get this blasted creature to take a running leap off the Bridge to Nowhere.
There is no way, NO WAY that clear-thinking Pittsburghers would approve of this affront to all things ‘Burgian. I mentioned before that the Post-Gazette reported that 70,000 votes were cast in the contest to name this…this…this THING. Where did they do the polling–Cleveland?
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