Reporting John Shumway
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDKA) — Steeler fans live everywhere – including Broncos territory.
Fans of the Black and Gold pack the Dublin House in Colorado Springs, Colo., whenever the Steelers are in action.
“Everybody’s yelling, ‘Here we go Steelers!’” Bill Lehman, a North Canton, Ohio, native, said. “You would think you were in the stadium as noisy as it is, it’s great!”
Colorado Springs is a Steeler nation hotbed.
“I think it has to do with all the military that’s around here,” Dion Julian, an Oakwood native, said.
Eric Shaw has shown his Steelers pride around the world with the military, but it’s not always easy.
“With a wife from Baltimore, it’s a lot more difficult than it should be,” he said.
The Dublin House is full of amenities from the ‘Burgh to make this place home year-round and you won’t find a lot of respect here for Bronco’s QB Tim Tebow.
“He’s still back in college,” Mimi Schwab, a Rochester native, said. “Ben is the true NFL quarterback.”
The Dublin House will contribute two busloads of fans to the crowd at Mile High, joining the Steeler fans arriving from Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh fans also gather at the Overtime Bar.
“It’s about 150 to 200 people in there and it’s all family everybody whether you’re from Pittsburgh or you are just a Steelers fan you all fit into the same bucket,” Willie Kalaskie, from Peters Township, said.
Terry and Tim Ryan, both from Gibsonia, will be in Mile High Stadium on Sunday.
“Steeler fans are there in abundance, so you feel right at home,” Terry said.