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.
"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 the newspaper.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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