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Triangle football fans choose sides in Super Bowl XLV

Posted February 6, 2011 10:28 p.m. EST
Updated February 6, 2011 11:48 p.m. EST

— Super Bowl Sunday means a full house for Sammy's Tap and Grill in Raleigh. Enthusiastic Steelers fans packed the restaurant Sunday night, and although Pittsburgh lost the game, the fans never lost their enthusiasm.

Sammy Stephens and his sons Tyler and Connor are Steelers fans born and bred.

"I've been a Steelers fan for 40 years and it will continue," Stephens said.

Arnie Boggs said only a true Steelers fan can understand the passion for the black and gold.

"There's no better place to be than to be a Steelers fan. I'm not from western Pennsylvania, but I was raised to be this way and I love it," he said.

A lone cheese head braved Sammy's while the rest of the Pack's local pack gathered at Abbey Road Tavern in Cary.

While their turnout was smaller, Packers fans got to celebrate victory.

"I've been a Packers fan for a year now," said Kevin Page. "It's just love. It happens. You just have to deal with it and love it."

Fans said now that the Super Bowl is over, they'll be gearing up to cheer their teams to victory again next year.