Steelers Fanatic Ready For Super Bowl

By: Michael Gorsegner
By: Michael Gorsegner

February 2, 2006

With just days until Super Bowl XL, both teams and fans are preparing. One Louisa County man is taking those preparations to a whole new level.

Troy Colberg epitomizes a fanatic. The 31-year-old has been a Steelers fan all of his life and says that winning a championship would mean the world.

"If they win this, I don't care if they win again for another 20 years. Just please win this one, that is what I want," he said.

His Louisa County home is decked out with everything Steelers--hats, banners, even a life size cut out of Jerome Bettis. To say he is excited about Super Bowl XL, is safely an understatement.

"I mean I'm just ready. I can't wait for it. It's just going to be great around here," he said.

Now Colberg says it has taken years for him to collect all of the paraphernalia like this flag found on the front of his house. He also said that one certain thing has made a lasting mark.

This tattoo on his left forearm took over nine hours to make. So with this type of dedication, what is it like for his family on game day?

"Intense, especially if they are losing, it is really intense. You can't even approach him," said his daughter Megan Massie.

Despite the intensity, the family will all sit down together to watch the big game on Sunday. Tickets for the game were just too expensive to make the trip, despite Colberg's willingness to make sacrifices.

"I would love to be there. I would sell my car if I could. You kind of need that to get yourself back and forth to work," Colberg said.

Even though Colberg didn't travel to Detroit, he says if the Steelers win, he is heading to Pittsburg for sure for the Championship Parade.

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