Thursday, August 09, 2007


Meet Steely McBeam, the mascot the Pittsburgh Steelers just introduced to help celebrate their 75th year of football. He just looks so cuddly.

Many are 'jawing' about the fact that he bears a striking resemblance to former Steelers coach Bill Cowher. I wonder how Steelers fans will feel about that when Cowher comes back next year with the New York Giants...or, worse, the division-rival Cleveland Browns. That'll be a sight, Cowher on the sideline for an opponent, with his likeness prancing around trying to rev up the crowd.

All in all, not a mascot that will drive fear into the hearts of opponents. They should have gone with a steagle...or at least a tougher-sounding name.

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