Best Short-lived Mascot: The Columbus Blue Jackets' Boomer

Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive

The unveiling of the Blue Jackets' new alternate third jersey was supposed to be an exciting night for fans. It was immediately overshadowed by the accompanying unveiling of a new mascot.

The anthropomorphic cannon Boomer was supposedly kid-friendly. To adults, it either looked like a) a giant phallus with a mustache or b) a giant bong with a mustache.

After taking a drubbing among local fans and national hockey media - the irreverent Yahoo blog Puck Daddy took particular glee - Boomer was quietly and unceremoniously resigned mid-season. Thanks for the memories