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    Steelers' Mascot Gets a Dopey Name

    [size=12pt]Steelers Mascot Gets a Dopey Name[/size]
    Posted Aug 8th 2007 7:46PM
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    I've made it clear that I'm a purist who believes one of the hallmarks of the Steelers success is their reluctance to embrace the cheesier aspects of the NFL--no cheerleaders, few gimmicks, just hard core football.

    But that was before Steely McBeam...
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    Re: Steelers' Mascot Gets a Dopey Name

    Will we eventually see Steely McBeam at McDonalds?

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    Re: Steelers' Mascot Gets a Dopey Name

    I think that is a picture of Stevie Steeler.

    This isn't the first time that the Steelers have had a mascot--Stevie Steeler was = a (thankfully) little remembered mascot from the 1980s and 1990s (that's him pictured), but hopefully Steely McBeam will be just as hard to remember in a decade.
    Anyone have a pic of the new mascot?
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    Re: Steelers' Mascot Gets a Dopey Name

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I think that is a picture of Stevie Steeler.

    This isn't the first time that the Steelers have had a mascot--Stevie Steeler was = a (thankfully) little remembered mascot from the 1980s and 1990s (that's him pictured), but hopefully Steely McBeam will be just as hard to remember in a decade.
    Anyone have a pic of the new mascot?


    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07221/808167-66.stm

    [size=12pt]Catching up with their competitors, the Steelers christen a mascot[/size]
    Say hello to Steely McBeam
    Thursday, August 09, 2007

    By Robert Dvorchak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    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.

    It almost felt like the football gods were frowning yesterday at the Steelers' training camp on this break from tradition -- What's next? A steel-toed drill team? -- but it turned out to be nothing more than a few raindrops and the rumble of distant afternoon thunder.

    In fact, while some disparaging remarks have been heard from a fan base that resists change and doesn't think the Steelers need a mascot -- even though most National Football League teams have one -- Darnell Drewery of Wilkins has warmed to the idea.

    "My first reaction was that if they didn't have one for so long, why do it now? But I've come around. I think it's really good for the new generation of fans," Mr. Drewery, 35, said at the announcement of the name following afternoon practice at Saint Vincent College. "I took pride in the fact that the Steelers didn't need anything but their hard-core fans. No cheerleaders or gimmicks. No Hollywood stuff. Pittsburgh is all about old-school. But now I think this is a good idea."

    He would, however, have preferred the name Man of Steel.
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