The City of Pittsburgh held a rather raucous rally yesterday in Market Square to support the Pittsburgh Penguins before tonight's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals in Detroit. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, reaffirming his selection as our mayor of choice in the Finals, had an eventful day: Chewing a piece of cooked octopus from Wholey's Fish Market to help show that the animals "are for eating, they're not for throwing"; and then closing the rally by taking a chainsaw to a Detroit Red Wings logo. Here's some video from the rally; octopus chewing at the 2 minute mark, and the chainsaw is at 3:10.
Ravenstahl continues to push for a mayoral bet with Kwame Kilpatrick that would give Pittsburgh the name "Hockeytown" for the next year, but Detroit City Hall continues to reject that bet for copyright and common sense reasons; what does Kilpatrick get out of the deal? The chance to be the Steel City for a year? There's really only one way to get this bet done: The rights to Hockeytown for a year vs. the rights to Roethlisberger for a year. Get'er done!