Friday, January 27, 2006
Town renames itself 'Steeler' until Super Bowl
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Just to make sure there's no confusion
about which team they are pulling for in Super Bowl XL, the mayor
and council voted unanimously to change this city's name.
Welcome to Steeler, Pa.
The name change for the city of about 15,000 people south of
Pittsburgh will last through Feb. 5, the day of the game between
the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks.
"I know the folks in the state of Washington are rooting for
the Seahawks, so we wanted to make sure everyone knows the city of
Washington is fully in support of the Steelers," Mayor Kenneth J.
Westcott told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
You will want to keep addressing those bills, cards and letters
to Washington, Pa., though, because the name change is cosmetic and
not recognized by the U.S. Postal Service.
"It's just a spoof until after the Super Bowl," Westcott told