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Dedicated Packers Fan Lives Behind Enemy Lines

By: Heather Abraham
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(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

MT. LEBANON (KDKA) – While most of the area will be rooting for the black and gold on Super Bowl Sunday, there are a few fans who bleed green and gold.

Mike Touscany grew up in Wisconsin. That’s where his love affair with the Packers began. He’s since moved to Mt. Lebanon, but that won’t stop him from cheering on Green Bay.

He’s a dedicated fan and a lone soldier surrounded in Steelers Country.

“I’ve been wishing for this for like 25 years, but now I’m looking at it and saying, ‘Careful what you wish for,’” Touscany said.

Touscany’s neighbor growing up was Bart Starr, who led the Packers to their first two Super Bowl titles. He has a picture in his man cave of Starr in the famous Ice Bowl.

The man cave proudly displays his obsession with his hometown team.

From the carpet, to the walls, to his Super Bowl tickets from the 90s and of course, he owns a cheesehead hat.

He even has a Chicago Bears rug for people to wipe their feet on before entering the man cave.

Touscany said Pittsburgh and Green Bay might have more in common than you think.

“They’re the same people. Here they wear black and gold, up in northeast Wisconsin it’s green and gold. Blue collar towns, rich in tradition,” Touscany said.

But, he won’t dare watch the Super Bowl in the company of Steelers fans.

“When I think about the Steeler game last year when they beat the Packers on the last play, that Mike Wallace catch was just devastating. So, I can’t be sitting there stewing while they’re jumping up and down. I don’t want to be the buzz kill of the party either. So, I’ll either be in Green Bay or here in the Pack room by myself,” Touscany said.

As for his prediction for Super Bowl XLV, Touscany is picking the Packers.

“Packers 27, Steelers 23.”

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