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Lame: Greene County In Pennsylvania Changing Name To ‘Black & Gold’ County

Puh-leeze. Hey, citizens of Greene County, Pennsylvania: your county administrators are doing a bang-up job. Seriously. At their agenda meeting on Wednesday, Greene County commissioners will introduce a resolution that if passed, will change the county’s name to “Black & Gold” County for Super Bowl week. Gotta Support The Team: Regional Government Style.

The county which is located in the southwestern corner of the state, apparently have commissioners who believe that the outcome of Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers could possibly be affected by the name of their county. Or at the very least, feel that it would be disrespectful to their beloved Steelers. Or do they?

From the Observer-Reporter (via Shutdown Corner):

“We will become ‘Black and Gold County,’ said commission Chairwoman Pam Snyder, acknowledging the name change is not all that original.

“Anyway, it doesn’t matter what we call ourselves. The Steelers are going to win the Super Bowl.”

So, um, if it doesn’t matter, why then are they attempting to pass this resolution again?

Greene County dropping the ‘green’ from its name ahead of Super Bowl [Observer-Reporter (via Shutdown Corner)]