We're about a half hour before game time here and the stadium is pretty much full. I took a walk around the stadium with Aaron Fentress, a reporter with The Oregonian, and the Black and Gold is out in force. I would say about 80 percent of the crowd are Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
The Arizona fans that we did see appeared in awe of their team being here, and were clicking pictures at a steady pace, while the Pittsburgh fans were drinking copious amounts of alcohol and getting ready for the game. The reporter sitting next to me said the crowd looked similar to when Pittsburgh played Seattle in Super Bowl XL three years ago.
When the Steelers took the field the crowd errupted and all you could see were gold terrible towels waving in the crowd.
The weather is perfect -- about 60 degrees, a little breezed and a few harmless cloud stretched along the skyline.
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We also caught a glimpse of former Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren in the pirate ship in the North end zone, doing pregame work for NBC. It was a little strange seeing Holmgren in a suit instead of on the sidelines. That's all for now.