Actually, my mother is from western Pennsylvania and we still had family living there that we would visit when I was growing up, so I was raised as a Steelers fan. I did also root for the Lions when I was younger, but as I got older (I won't say wiser ) I just couldn't continue to support a team with such incompetent ownership. Having another "favorite" team in Pittsburgh certainly made that a much easier decision in my case. I was fortunate that I was too young to experience any of those bad Rooney ownership years with the Steelers. I am just old enough to remember when Chuck Noll took over, so the Steelers dynasty and I sort of grew up together. I vividly remember Pittsburgh qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in many years, and old man Art Rooney lighting a victory cigar to mark the occasion. I am too young to remember those Browns teams from the '60's, and was not lucky enough to ever see Jim Brown play (can't remember Gale Sayers, either). I completely missed the Lombardi Packers, too.