Sharon Schierl, from Menasha, Wis., steps into the shoes â€” or jersey â€” of a Steelers player Friday at the NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center. She said her son has been a Steelers fan since childhood, and hooked the family on the team. Twenty years ago, Schierl told him that if the Steelers ever played the Packers in the Super Bowl, sheâ€™d take the family to the game â€” and there they are, in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. (Photo by Alan Freed)
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Pete Humphrey, owner of Humphrey TV in Reynoldsville, has been following the Pittsburgh Steelers before the games were on television.
Actually, heâ€™s been following the team before television was invented, and like the rest of Steeler Nation, heâ€™s looking forward to Sunday, when his beloved Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.
â€śI probably saw my first Steelers game in 1949 or 1950, when the Steelers played in the old Pittsburgh Pirates baseball park, Forbes Field, and I also saw them play at Pitt Stadium,â€ť Humphrey said.