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Pa. County Dropping ‘Greene’ To Bolster Steelers

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A view of Cowboys Stadium at night on January27, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  Cowboys Stadium will host Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

A view of Cowboys Stadium at night on January27, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. Cowboys Stadium will host Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

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WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania county plans to drop the “green” from its name in order to support the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

The Greene County commissioners say they’ll introduce a resolution at Wednesday’s meeting to change the county’s name temporarily to “Black and Gold County.”

Commission chair Pam Snyder says the move is to make sure that the Green Bay Packers don’t even get any incidental support from this county southwest of Pittsburgh, which forms the state’s southwestern corner.

Still, Snyder tells the Washington Observer-Reporter newspaper, “It doesn’t matter what we call ourselves. The Steelers are going to win the Super Bowl.”

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