Pittsburgh SteelersDownload App

What's in a Name? Pittsburgh Mayor Changes His for AFC Championship

Bryan HollisterAnalyst IJanuary 15, 2009

Pittsburgh, PA—Talk about backing your team.

In a show of solidarity with his city's football team, the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has taken the extraordinary step of changing his name to show fans nationwide that he supports the Steelers.

No, he didn't change it to "Big Ben". The moniker that prompted the change is his last name.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl officially changed his name at city hall yesterday to, you guessed it, Luke STEELERStahl. He wanted to ensure that no one made the mistake that he somehow supported the Steelers' AFC Championship opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, in the upcoming contest.

The change won't be permanent, though. His name will revert to the original on Monday.

I guess fan support only goes so far.

Still pretty cool if you ask me.

Go Steelers!

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices