McCarthy’s Friends, Relatives Pulling For Packers
GREENFIELD (KDKA) — Pittsburgh could never be more Black and Gold than this weekend, but at a bar in Greenfield, there’s also some green and gold.
That’s because Chasers in the Run used to be owned by Green Bay Coach Mike McCarthy’s parents, and Friday night, the current owners held a Packers/Steelers pep rally.
Among the crowd, McCarthy’s cousins, who have converted to Packers fans.
“Any other day might be different, but not Feb. 6. We’re going with the Green Bay Packers,” said John McCarthy. “Growing up, he was like a big brother.”
Mike McCarthy used to help out in his family’s bar. There’s now a photograph of him on the wall, and there are green and gold ribbons on the street where he grew up, Greenfield Avenue.
His high school football coach has also temporarily switched from supporting the Black and Gold.
“I have a lot of friends who are mad at me ‘cause I’m rooting for the Packers. I’m rooting for Mike McCarthy,” said Tim Kelly.
Timothy Michael McCarthy says words can’t describe how proud he is of his cousin and believes whatever happens on Sunday: “It’s a win, win situation.”