SC flew back home from LSA earlier this week just in time to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers ruin what had only lately become a decent season for his beloved Chargers. While he can take warm comfort in the fact that everyone in Pittsburgh woke up to 16-degree Fahrenheit temperatures while he resumed his comfortable temperate-zone lifestyle, the Terrible Towel wavers get to contemplate the prospects of a Super Bowl if they take care of the Baltimore Ravens.
And it's that Ravens part that is precisely the problem for Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl, according to this story from ESPN. Callers to a local radio show apparently have persuaded him to file -- but not pay the fee to finish the job -- an application for a name change to Luke "Steelerstahl". You can see a picture of Mr. Steelerstahl filling out the paperwork in this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Legitimately asked by the Post-Gazette is whether or not this could actually have legal ramifications (because the mayor is signing documents under a pseudonym if he uses Ravenstahl, presumably):
Left unanswered: Whether official actions, like vetoes of council legislation, could be challenged legally if the mayor's name is in limbo. "You'd have to ask the legal folks that question. I guess there's no truth to the rumor, either, that [Council President] Doug Shields came down and applied to be Luke Ravenstahl now that I've given up my name."
Also left unanswered: whether the home team missed an opportunity twenty years ago to draft University of Pittsburgh star Craig Heyward and get him to change his nickname to "Steelhead".