Steelers fans

February 6th, 2011 at 3:32 pm by under Super Bowl XLV

A Packers fan and a Steelers fan exchange some friendly barbs at a Packers party

We haven’t come in direct contact with too many Steelers fans this week. (Of course, we haven’t been looking for them either.)

But what we’ve seen is they’re a lot like Packers fans. They’re passionate, they travel well and they’re very respectful. Most of the interaction between Steelers and Packers fans I’ve seen has been good-natured and friendly.

This morning, we stopped a small group of Packers fans and had them stand in place so we could shoot live video of them. While they were waiting, a group of Steelers fans stopped and joined them. After our live picture was finished, the fans shook hands and wished each other a good game.

When you think about it, you realize there are a lot of similarities between the two teams and fan bases (besides the yellow pants). Both teams play in blue-collar towns with hard-working people. Both teams have been around since the early days of the NFL. And both lead the NFL in one category of championships: the Packers have the most NFL championships overall at 12; the Steelers have the most Super Bowl championships at six.

It should be a good game.

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