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Players, Fans Prepare For Team's Arrival

Players Prepares for trip to Super Bowl



    Players and Fans Prepare For Super Bowl Teams Arrival

    Texas native Tony Hills mentally prepares for trip home and the game of a lifetime. Fans also come out to support teams, anxious about their arrival. (Published Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011)

    Texas native and Pit,tsburgh Steeler Tony Hills is packing his clothes preparing for the trip of a lifetime.


    "Man I'm telling you, I'm doing everything right now just to stay calm and not to be emotionally drained when the game gets here," said Hills.

    Hills is returning to the Super Bowl for a second time and the former Longhorn said this time he will get to play in the game.

    "I'm pretty excited. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to, you never know when you get this opportunity again to have it and have my family and friends be able to watch it," said Hills.

    The team will arrive in Fort Worth on Monday and stay at the AFC host city of Fort Worth.

    Banners and signs are spread out across the city, welcoming players and fans.For some fans who are already in town, visiting Sundance Square and squaring off with other fans from the opposing team is a lot of fun.


    "I'm excited and I hope it builds over the next couple of days. I know it will and I will see lots of Steelers fans as well as be able to rib the Green Bay fans," said Maurice Blankenship, a Steelers fan.


    Todd Nuyda, a Packers fan, said he didn't mind being in Steelers Country, "Come on bring it on, I have my baby here he's the cute factor, hopefully they won't give us too much ... hassles."

    Both teams will arrive on Monday and fans say they can't wait to see players from both teams in our state.