Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers Open Old Wounds in Big D

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Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers Open Old Wounds in Big D
Gearing Up for Super Bowl XLV

The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has waited 45 years to host its first Super Bowl. It only took a tenacious, aggressive megalomaniac owner and a billion bucks to get it here. And now that the attention of the world is turned to our little corner of it, some old-school Cowboys fans would just as soon the two teams coming to Dallas didn't. They would be just as happy if their annoying fans stayed home, too.

No sooner had Ben Roethlisberger completed the pass that became the dagger in the heart of Jets' fans than my cell phone rang. It was my father-in-law, who is navigating his way through his seventh decade in this world and who happens to be a day-one, dyed-in-the-wool Dallas Cowboys fan.

"Well, it is the worst-case scenario," he sighed.

I did not have to ask what he meant. He has been around long enough to hate the Packers for what they kept the Cowboys from becoming in the 1960s and the Steelers for stealing the '70s.

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