So today it was announced that the Pittsburgh Steelers have finally decided on a name for their new mascot. The name: Steely McBeam. Seriously:
Steely McBeam was the winning entry among more than 70,000 names submitted by Steelers fans around the world. He is a contemporized version of the former Steelers logo, a steelworker, representing Pittsburgh's rich history in the steel industry.But as has been pointed out by several other blogs (see eg here and here), Steely comes off a little, shall we say, fancy (in a Simpsons gay steel mill kinda way). So with that in mind, here are a couple of names that were considered but just missed the cut:
Mr. Fancy Pants
Captain Ron (He just kinda looks like a Ron)
Dude N. Dude
Mrs. Kordell Stewart
The Butt Plumber
That last one may not was probably quickly nixed for being a little too "in your face" gay, but the other ones really seem to hold up.