Sure, the Steelers are heavily favored, but Cowboys fans aren’t supporting the home team
With Ben Roethlisberger and the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in town this Sunday, it appears most of the secondary ticket market, which is already limited to begin with, went to fans of the opposing team.
Steelers fans cheered on their 7-0 team as they made their way onto the field at AT&T Stadium. Pittsburgh managed an 8-8 season last year despite Roethlisberger missing the majority of 15 games. With Big Ben back in the fold, rather than Mason Rudolph or Duck Hodges, Pittsburgh’s defensive effort isn’t for naught, with the offense putting up enough points to match.
Steelers fans have always traveled well
Since their miraculous run in the 1970’s — which resulted in four Super Bowls — Steelers fans have matriculated around the country. Some of it has to do with the losses in the steel industry, thus forcing those native to Pittsburgh around the country.
More of it, however, has to do with NFL fans wanting to root for a winner. It may sound snobby, but it’s the same reason the NFL has so many Cowboys fans. Dallas is America’s team because they’ve been so successful over the long haul (at least until recently).