The Pittsburgh Steelers’ stadium is no longer named Heinz Field, and now will be called Acrisure Stadium for the next 15 years. But what led to an insurance company from Michigan taking over for a historic Pittsburgh company like Heinz? The answer is in the naming rights contract that pays the Steelers $150 million over the next 15 years, a price Heinz couldn’t afford. It also points to Steelers minority owner Thomas Tull’s involvement as a chairman for Acrisure. Chris Carter lists other suggestions like Iron City Beer, Primanti’s Sandwiches and other famous Pittsburgh companies Steelers fans wanted to see over Acrisure.
Meanwhile, a caller asks how vital it is for Mike Tomlin to get a winning record in his first year without Ben Roethlisberger. But the truth is, Mike Tomlin is already 18-15-1 without Roethlisberger. That’s 34 games–two full seasons–and Tomlin already has a winning record with backups. What he could do with Mitch Trubisky and/or Kenny Pickett could be even better.
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