PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – While the AFC Championship Game may be a distant memory for fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, it left some New York Jets fans with a new respect for the Steel City.

Many Jets fans invaded Pittsburgh for the game and Steelers Nation greeted them as you would expect.

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CBSNewYork.com’s Green Lantern blogger, Jeff Capellini was in attendance and has a new respect for Pittsburgh’s love-affair with the Steelers.

Capellini details his trip to the ‘Burgh in a post from Jan. 23.

He said fans in other cities “don’t hold a candle to the ferocity of Pittsburgh fans.”

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Steelers Nation knows no boundaries. In Pittsburgh, being a Steelers fan is about more than just rooting for the team. Steelers fans have a sense of pride about the city of Pittsburgh.

Capellini noticed it immediately and said, “Only 312,000 people live in Pittsburgh, but on game day all 312,000 are a united front against all enemies — foreign, domestic, you name it.”

He goes on to chronicle how uncomfortable he was entering Heinz Field wearing green and white, despite being with a group of Jets fans.

While he would have liked to have been writing a victory article and looking ahead to the Super Bowl, all he got was a lesson in humility that made the long trek back to New York even longer.

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