Steely McBeam? Why?
I've been dreading this for awhile, now, and the naming delay just added to the nervous apprehension. Somewhere in between Stevie Steeler and the Terrible Fan, the Steelers have given us the newest addition to the infrequent mascot arsenal.
I was hoping for something simple that rivaled the two names of the past official and unofficial mascots, but this sounds like a crappy Irish pornstar. I think I'd rather the large, foam man be named Bill Cowher.
With a name like his, Steely would probably have to whoop some ass to get some respect around the Pittsburgh mascot scene. Iceburgh and the Parrot laughed when the name was revealed.
I hope this doesn't divide Steeler Nation's relatively unrelenting fan base. It may take some time for most fans to warm to the idea of not only a mascot, but one that's named Steely McBeam.
Let's say I'm hesitantly acceptive, at best.