Pittsburgh mayor changes name
There are only a few things I think are truly sacred. My faith, my family, Easy Cheese (of course) and the sanctity of a strange last name. That's why I'm up in arms over the decision by Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl to ceremonially change his name to Luke Steelerstahl until after the AFC Championship game on Sunday.
I bet J.J. Putz would feel the same way if he ever decided to pronounce his own surname correctly. Distancing yourself from your heritage is, in my mind, a sign of poor character, so I'm shocked that a politician would choose to turn his back on his family to make political points with a bunch of grimy football fans.
When I say "grimy," I'm referring to Steelers fans, not football fans in general. Pittsburgh is a tough, gritty town, and the reason the football fans there wear black jerseys is so they won't show the dirt.
Mayor Ravenstahl issued a proclamation temporarily changing his name after he was taken to task by a local radio station for having Raven in it. I think Pittsburgh should just consider itself lucky that its mayor doesn't have more important personal issues to worry about.
Haven't heard what the two mayors are going to wager on Sunday's game, so all I can do is speculate. If the Ravens win, Ravenstahl would probably send some of those weird sandwiches with the french fries in them. If the Steelers win, I'm guessing we'll just give him something from Best Buy.