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When our city is invaded next week for what was supposed to be the Cowboys' big party, area fans with no ties to either team should welcome the Cheeseheads and shun the black and gold Dwight K. Schrute style.
I hate to be hateful, but there are many reasons why we should be pulling for the good ol' midwestern folks from Wisconsin.
First off, if the Steelers win they will take a two-ring lead on the Cowboys with Super Bowl wins. Right now, Pittsburgh has the most in NFL history with six Super Bowl rings. The Cowboys have five, along with the 49ers. This appearance for the Steelers ties them with the Cowboys for the most appearances in the Super Bowl in league history with No. 8.
If I have to hear one more person say the Steelers are "America's Team", I just might snap.
Also, there are a few local kids coming back home to play in the big game as three Packers were DFW high school football stars.
Charlie Peprah, a Plano East grad, was predominantly a running back for the Panthers before going off to Alabama and becoming a safety. He's now a starter for the Packers.
Dimitri Nance, a Haka-crazy Euless Trinity grad, is now a rookie for the Packers after a solid career at Arizona State. He's down on the running back depth chart, but he's on the roster, nonetheless.
Finally, my boy Graham Harrell, who was the brightest star in high school of the group, setting several Texas prep passing records while playing for his father, Sam, at Ennis. Harrell went on to Texas Tech to crush the dreams of Longhorns everywhere and set national passing records. Now, he's the third-string QB for the Packers, which as we saw last week with the Bears, is a relevant position.
So I call on you, DFW, to root for your hometown heroes and against those terrible towels and the evil Steelers.