Why is it called ‘Pittsburgh Post’?
The name of the city where the Steelers are based has become a source of debate among fans and analysts, with some calling it an oxymoron, while others calling it a tribute to the city’s famed fans.
The name of Pittsburghers’ stadium is not named after any city, but the name has become an integral part of the team’s identity, with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporting that “pittsburghers” have been known to use the name for years, despite it being a Pittsburgh suburb.
However, the paper notes that fans have not always been on board with the name.
“The Steelers have not played at their own stadium for over 40 years, but fans have always used the name in reference to their hometown, which is one reason why many people believe the name is an oxymy,” the paper said.
Despite the controversy surrounding the team name, many fans are still loyal to the team and the team is currently playing in Pittsburgh’s Municipal Stadium, a venue that has seen numerous fans die in recent years.
This season the Steelers have scored two points out of their last three games, and have been able to take points from the Houston Texans, the New York Jets, and the Cincinnati Bengals, while the Pittsburgh Steelers are currently tied for fourth in the AFC North.
Pittsburgh is also on the playoff bubble heading into the playoffs with just one game remaining.