Family Of Cheeseheads Living In Greensburg

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Rick and Kristi Steele live deep in the heart of Steelers country, but they are devoted cheeseheads.

Their home in Greensburg is filled with Green Bay memorabilia and both their kids, including 5-year-old Brett (named after Brett Favre), are Packer fans.

Kristi and Rick both grew up here, but Kristi says, “I’ve always like the Green Bay Packers as a little girl.”

Rick says once they were married, he was converted from a Steelers fan into a Packers fan after a trip to Lambeau Field.

As for their home, “I guess it’s our shrine, to some people it would be considered a museum,” Rick says. They have everything from autographed footballs and jerseys to old turnstiles.

Although both say they’re enduring some teasing lately for their Green Bay allegiance, Kristi says, “There’s nothing like being a cheesehead!”


One Comment

  1. CJ says:

    Good for them. God bless them!

    1. give me a break! says:

      Wait they were born here? They went to Lambeau Field on a trip and that’s all it took? I’m glad they are not part of our armed forces. They would be tried for treason! If you love green bay so much why don’t you cheese it out of here?

  2. audrey says:

    I’m a packer fan also I live in Carnegie PA and have been a fan for years

    1. get outa here! says:

      That’s great… please by all means pat yourself on the back! Carnegie! yeah! Green Bay! yeah! Your life sounds rip roaring awesome! I wish I could live in Carnegie, 15th floor in the towers would be nice. You CHEESE BALL!

  3. Rush says:

    What are they stupid!!!

    1. Mike says:

      No, their not stupid just because they do not like your team idiot.

  4. Susieque says:

    I’ve been a Steeler fan all my life. When I got married (12 1/2 years ago) my husband was a devoted Cowboys fan (yuck). With some loving care I have converted him, made him see the light and he is now a season ticket holder for the Steelers. It just means that there is hope for anyone!!!!

  5. Patrick M. says:

    Ricky i’m so disapointed in you.

  6. Jason Zimmer says:

    Some people need a life! I like to go fishing!

  7. Jason Zimmer says:

    Some people need a life! I like to go fishing! o Jets!

  8. db says:

    Typical, You know who wears the pants in that family

  9. Jason Zimmer says:

    A true football fan loves a team from birth! They don’t convert just to make someone else happy! Bandwagon fans!!!

    1. Mike says:

      yea well if you listened to the video, it says that she was a Packer fan all her life.

  10. jen says:

    These people happen to be friends of mine…Anddd you people need to grow up & mind your own business. It’s a football team, and everyone is entitled to their favorite. Nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all…, their house is awesome.:) And I happen to be a Steelers fan.

    1. Dave says:

      Mind our own business? Um, it’s the news and your friends wanted to be on the news for the controversy. Get off your high horse.

      1. Mike says:

        Don’t be jealous that they were on the news and you weren’t.

    2. Thomas J Duttine says:

      I love the Steelers but you cheer who you want where you want. I actually think that’s in Constitution! If it isn’t, it should be!!!!! HeHe

    3. Tristin says:

      Jen please do us a favor and go over to that cheese factory you call a house and put some cheese on your head. While your there please put some cheese in that cheese hole of yours….. Cause its not just a football team it’s the STEELERS and were better off not having a cheese head lover as a fan

    4. Sheila says:

      Amen to that jen. Packers all the way here.

  11. JBS says:

    All of these fluff stories on here are making me almost want to cheer for the Packers! Honestly, it doesn’t have any impact on my life whether or not who wins the Super Bowl. I can see why people think Pittsburgh is stuck in the past!

    1. Dave says:

      I sorta agree. I certainly want the Steelers to win, but there are obviously fans for other teams in every city. The thought that KDKA is going to try to find a family a day for the next 10 days is ridiculous, but it is what it is (yes, I hate that cliche’.) At least it’s on par with the rest of their investigave journalism.

  12. Mandy J. says:

    Love you Steeles!! You all looked great! Even in HD!

  13. zim says:

    Lets all grow up!Go Packers!

    1. Sheila says:

      GO PACK GO!!! We have 2 devoted Packers fans in our house and proud of it.

  14. travis says:

    This family should be run out of town. Who is born in Pittsburgh and does not like the Steelers. If you like another team go live in that city although you are not a real packers fan your not born and raised in green bay you jack A##. You live in Pgh and born hear then you have no choose you like the Steelers or go find another city.

    1. jeez says:

      I agree, but your grammar is awful. You should really read more.

    2. Mike says:

      Before you write something on the internet, you should probably attend a college. I hope you can find a college in or near Pittsburgh because if you go elsewhere, you won’t be liking the Streelers anymore. Second of all, you have no idea what you are talking about. Just because you live in a different city does not mean that you need to like all of their sports teams. You repeated yourself three times.

    3. Becca says:

      I was born in Ohio and I hated both the Bengals and the Brown but I loved the Steeler…what do you have to say about that? i shouldn;t have loved the Steelers? Grow up

  15. DC SLIDEWAYS says:

    Tristin & Travis Obviously 2 geeks who hide here trying to tell people what they want them to do!! Tristin; sounds like you know alot about cheese;probably eat 110lbs.of it daily. how did you escape the zoo?? Travis; another ratface who hides behind mommy’s leg. Get over it;anyone can like whoever,wherever they may live!!

  16. Jason Zimmer says:

    hey, everybody sound like kids. i know you are but what am i. get real. dat zimm dog know what is going down and can take anybody to school. first of all it should be called fooseball and not football just like in dat movie waterboy.

  17. Daniel says:

    Love those Packers…go Packers!

  18. Liam1694u says:

    I give more respect to people who stand by their team where ever they choose to live, despite the ridicule they may receive. I’m a Steeler fan. If I move to Baltimore or Dallas for the next 30 years I will still always be a Steeler fan. So, mad prop’s to you, Rick and Kristi Steele, for sticking by your team, evn if you are turncoat converts and not born and bred Cheeseheads. And with that being said, GREEN BAY IS GOING DOWN IN A CLOUD OF FLAMES!

    (I never said I wouldn’t poke a little fun at you guys)


    1. Becca says:

      Well said

  19. Jack says:

    So what?

  20. D.M. says:

    No more almond butter for you!

  21. jen says:

    Wow you guys have such a way with words. Such class…you fit right in with all the other low- lifes who live and breathe football and don’t have a real thing going on in your life. Continue to sit here and make your comments…I’m going to go eat some cheese and ride around on my high horse.
    Oh and another thought? You might want to spell check/grammar check before you post…it just may save you from looking like the idiot you truly are. 🙂

    1. we love jen says:

      Oh right, and you are classy? Eat your cheesy puffs you fat looser.

      1. Spell lately says:

        Once again SPELL CHECK!!!!

    2. Karla120 says:

      Since you are the self appointed spelling and grammar Nazi, you might want to make a correction in your own paragraph. Since you are referring to all the posters here, it should be “idiots”, the pleural, not “idiot”, the singular. Obviously you have nothing going on in your life either since you are reading and posting here. So since you are stuffing yourself full of cheese, please stay off of any horses…I abhor people who are cruel to animals.

    3. jen says:

      I’m sorry…it’s ‘that time’ for me. I got carried away.

    4. Dave says:

      Before you call others low lifes, and claim that they live and breathe football, perhaps you should take a look at your neighbors who liken their house to a shrine/museum for a football team. And then they go public to get news coverage. And you have the audacity to call out people who comment? Kettle, pot…pot, kettle.

      Oh, “jen” should be capitalized….

  22. Jason Zimmer says:

    if u keepa eatin dat a cheese- u gonna break dat horses back!

  23. fafafooey1 says:


    1. Mike says:

      Why did you watch the video then?

  24. Sal Governale says:

    Who is this jason zimmer guy? He seems like a real wise guy.

    I’ll bet he works on computers or something – nerd.

  25. Stevie Janowski says:

    I heard that Rick has never actually played football (or any real sport). He’s just trying to be the best at exercise.

  26. Kenny P. says:

    No, I was using an alias. Stevie to me, just kinda seems like the name of somebody who has absolutely nothing going on in their life.

  27. Lex Steele says:

    I’m a distant cousin and have grown up a Steelers fan. I’ve thought very long and very hard about this, and I have no problem with supporting your favorite team!

  28. Autumn says:

    I do think some of these comments are slightly out of hand. I was disgusted a few weeks ago when a boy from Washington was sent home from school for wearing a Steelers jersey. Id like to think us steelers fans are a little better than that so cut the elementary school trash talk and be happy we have packers fans locally to gloat in front of when we beat them next weekend. Stairway to seven!!! Bring it home boys.

    1. The Real Jason Zimmer says:

      I agree with you 100%, Autumn. It’s outrageous seeing people act so silly over a football game. They are even trying to pose as me – which is very frustrating. Get a life people!

  29. Charles says:

    he’s my tech teacher

  30. Krista says:

    These people are the most amazing people – Cheeseheads or not! You really should be more considerate before posting such ridiculous comments! We would all represent the Steelers in the same way if we were displaced somewhere else. Pittsburgh should represent style & class – not such trash!

    1. Becca says:

      Agreed Krista!

  31. Cheryl Boggs says:

    I have to respect you guys if you are friends with my daughter Krista and son-in-law Bill. I am still a Steeler fan all the way. Knowing Bill is a packer fan oh well wait and see. on game day.

  32. Spud says:

    I know the real jason zimmer! He’s an idiot! He try to be funny and laugh all the time. He need to grow up and get a life. He is not my friend! Go STEELERS!

  33. B.W.D. says:

    Sick Rick – Really? Really? The “G” tattoo and the vanity license plate were one thing. I didn’t realize your former garage looked like this. But I gotta give you credit, you’re one heck of a carpenter – you built a nicer bar this time around. I hope my mom didn’t see this story.

  34. Tirade says:


    1. Mike says:

      Well if it was on the news, then I think its considered news. That was the just the last time I checked, but it may have changed since.

  35. Becca says:

    All of you people that trash talk this family are giving Steeler Fans a bad name. You’re acting like children. Just because they were born here doesn’t mean they are required to like the Steelers. I was born in Ohio but I hate both the Browns and the Bengals. I have always rooted for the Steelers. Now which one of you self-righteous Steeler’s fans are going to say I should have rooted for the Browns over the Steelers? Anyone? That’s what I thought. Leave them alone. They are an amazing family and what’s more they stand by their team no matter what people say about them. They are true fans of the sport.

  36. Danny Birdseye says:

    this guy is my tech teacher at penn middle school in Harrison City.

  37. Kristin says:

    I think all of the negative talk by the Steelers Fans is so disappointing. Half of you making comments about the Steele Family being Packers Fans have no room to comment. You would not know the meaning of being a true fan. I’ve been a TRUE Steelers my entire life which means i have supported them no matter what. even thru the “Ben” situation(s) when half of u hated him til recently w/the superbowl

  38. Kristin says:

    yes they may be Packers Fans & yes they may have went on the news & opened up that topic for discussion but they are A GREAT FAMILY & WONDER PEOPLE~The posts made by some people on here only proves that there are many STEELERS FANS that aren’t such great people… you make the Steelers Fans look bad. Just because you are trash doesn’t give you the right to make us all look like it…

  39. Chris B. says:

    The Packers are bringing the trophy back where it belongs, Title Town!!! =)

  40. Just Sayin says:

    This is exactly why I cannot stand the Steelers. The players aren’t bad and I dont have anything bad to say about the game itself but the fans ruin everything. I understand that not all Steelers fans are “super fans” and as outrageous and just plain ridiculous as most of them are but come on people.. its football. Cheer on whoever you want to no matter where you live or what idiots try to say.

  41. Lucas Johnson says:

    Alright im a student of Mr. Steele’s and find this very insulting. As i have learned, This is a free country and everyone is entitled to their own oppion. It is a football team for pete sake. I believe in Pittsburgh Steelers and he believes in the GreenBay Packers. Whats the problem??? If you dont have anything to say very nice then dont bring it here because it can be publicly seen. As i have prevousily read, everyone is insulting this guy and his family. The United States of America was formed for freedom and Freedom to Believe in what you want. The Steele Family believes in GreenBay. A team that must obvisiously be good enough to make it to the super bowl. I congraduate him on his beliefs because he had what it took to go on the news and share his family life with everyone.

  42. NO Name says:

    haha thats my tech teacher at school.

  43. Jeralyn says:

    Wow! I usually don’t leave comments, but this is ridiculous!! I am a Steeler fan through and through, but for the love of crimeny, it’s football! I grew up in a house that loves football, but it was a mix of teams. Mom for the Bangels, sister for the Browns and the rest of us loves Steelers. Do you think I hate my family? No! Why? Because it’s just football!

    My 9-year old nephew that lives with me has always been a Steeler fan until he saw a movie that had a player from the Ravens and he has loved the team since. He likes them because he thought the player was a great person. I can’t fault him for that. I let him know that yes, we will pick on him a little during the game, but that he should cheer for the team that he wants to. And if you make a horrible comment on that, then you need to find yourself a church and pray to God, because you obviously need some spiritual guidance if you’re going to verbally bash a 9-year old over football!

    I am a die-hard Steelers fan, but I do believe that everyone has a right to cheer for who they want to. And to be quite honest, now I understand why people dislike Pittsburgh fans so much. Which is sad, because I am one. You guys need to grow up! It’s FOOTBALL!!! We have so many other things going on in the world today and you’re going to hate people because of which team they like?! GROW UP AND GET LIVES!!!!!

    Healthy competition is one thing, being spiteful & cruel is quite another!

    1. Lucas Johnson says:

      I agree in all aspects! People need to grow up

  44. mb says:

    Typical yuppie. You know who wears the pants in that family.

  45. Richard says:

    That’s a ‘gouda’ story! Location doesn’t define which team you’re a fan of and any ‘yinzer’ who thinks it does needs more help than a few ‘irons’ will provide! Yeah, I hope the Steelers win but if they don’t, oh well. Get over it, it’s a football game, nothing more.

  46. Mark says:

    Wow, I can sympathize with this family. We are red wings fans–born and raised in Detroit. Moved to Pittsburgh and, yeah, the fans are something out here. It is nice to see such support for the Penguins and the Steelers. I wish every city had this much pride. Yes, I do support the Steelers.

  47. dr michael says:

    Yoi and double Yoi

  48. Karla120 says:

    Technically, the Steele family are not Pittsburghers. They live about an hour away from the city so who cares what team they root for? That would be like caring about what teams people from Wheeling root for. I think it must be hard for the Steeles to not be around Green Bay and all the excitement that is going on in the city. It’s not the same when you aren’t around with all the other fans of your team, seeing all the signs around the city, all the talk on TV and radio. With the last name of STEELE, how could you root for another team?? Just kidding. GO STEELERS!

  49. Steele McBeam says:

    I grew up with Rick and now after seeing him with the dog shock collar on acting like he likes the Pack is pathetic. I will now have to change my name to save mankind to Manup McBeam! Maybe you can make me a wooden sign that says 7 time champs if your not sewing or something! Go Steelers.

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