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Sorry, but we can't quite get enough of the whole mascot discussion yesterday, particularly the ones that most frighten or confuse us.

Our personal favorite so far: Steamer, the mascot for the Altoona Curve, a minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. To the team, Steamer is a "cartoon model of the K4 steam engine that was manufactured at Altoona's local railyards in the 1800's." To everyone else, Steamer is a big ole bong.

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But Steamer's just the beginning. After the jump, check out some of the more befuddling and amazing mascots we've found. Remember: Sometimes a good nightmare can be cleansing.

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Quad City Mallard

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Meackie, The Official Mascot Of The Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference

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The Wichita State Shocker

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Rocky, The Toledo Rocket