9. Steely McBeam
Steely McBeam – Pittsburgh Steelers
For the most part, mascots on this list are some form of giant animal, or amorphous "thing,” for lack of a better term. Not so for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ mascot, Steely McBeam.
Steely is the youngest mascot on the list, having been introduced to Pittsburgh in the summer of 2007. He seems to be a hard-working steel man, who wears a hard hat, carries a steel beam and has Bill Cowher's jaw. McBeam doesn't look funny and friendly like the other mascots; he looks more like someone you might want to get a beer with.
In addition to his interesting appearance is his equally interesting name, which won a contest of more than 70,000 entries. The winning title came from Diane Roles of Middlesex, Pennsylvania, who said it was "meant to represent Steel for Pittsburgh's industrial heritage, ‘Mc’ for the Rooney family's Irish roots, and Beam for the steel beams produced in Pittsburgh. And also for Jim Beam, her husband's favorite alcoholic beverage."
A close second was Footbally McPittsburgh.