PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers received a warm send-off to Texas by several fans at the airport Monday morning.
As Ben Roethlisberger pulled arrived, fans were there to greet him.
“We’re just big Steeler fans. It’s pretty exciting and we just wanted to be a part of it,” Joe Mealie said.
“Yes, we’re very excited to be here. Very excited to have them go to another Super Bowl. And we’ll win another Super Bowl,” Debbie Vasko said.
Vasko is the definition of a dedicated fan. She brought just a few of her jerseys to display as she cheered on the black and gold.
Tom Harvey also came down to snap pictures of his favorite players. He looked on as Hines Ward arrived sporting a cowboy hat.
“Anytime they go, we try to show them support and cheer them on. Anyone who’s grown up here, it’s just a very loyal fan base. Not unlike Green Bay, which is why it’s going to be a good game,” Harvey said.
Speaking of Green Bay, one cheesehead showed up at the airport Monday morning too.
Heather Abraham: You know you have a Steeler fan right behind you. How do you feel about that?
Mike Smetana: It’s unfortunate, but again not everybody gets to choose. But, we are taking applications to be Packer fans.
His friends said not to worry because they’ll take care of the problem.
“He’ll get his. We’ve decorated his cubicle,” Harvey said.
With a great send-off from fans, hopefully the Steelers will return with a seventh Super Bowl ring.