Houston's Pittsburgh faithful

For many displaced fans, their teams are their only way back home

Updated: November 16, 2011, 8:56 AM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN The Magazine

The Polish grocery store is around the corner from the strip-mall Polish restaurant. Two oilmen, residents of Houston by way of Pittsburgh by way of Italy, Ireland and Germany, settle their lunch bill and head over to shop for a taste of home: pierogies, 96 of them, and three pounds of sauerkraut. You know, tailgate food.

The Steelers are coming to town for the first time in six years, and their fans who live near the Gulf of Mexico are hunting down tickets, searching for ...

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