Winning would certainly have been much more fun. But we have faith that the Steelers will live to win another day. And we certainly had loads of fun leading up to the game.
Steelers fans in Pittsburgh and far beyond proudly sported jerseys, shirts, hats, scarves, and jackets.
Homes and business alike attached Steelers banners, flags, doormats, cardboard helmets, and other such decorations to their buildings.
And the food, oh the food! Super Bowl food was served from tiny three-person households, such as mine, and huge parties and gatherings in public places. My own feast included frogmore stew, and a wide assortment of “bar food”–buffalo chicken strips, chicken tenders, fried pepper jack cheese sticks, yellow and orange pepper poppers, onion rings, and french fries.
We clicked fan-o-meters on Facebook to move the needle heavily on the Steelers’ side. We changed profile pictures several times a day, each time we found another Steeler poster that we couldn’t live without.
Steelers fans and Penguins fans poked fun at each other over which game was more important. Writers throughout both electronic and print media poked fun at the differences between football and hockey.
I’m so sad the Steelers didn’t climb that “stairway to seven.” But I sure did have fun in the two weeks leading up to the game, and I know many other people did, too.
Win or lose, we love our Steelers!! Here we go, Steelers, here we go!