Thousands of Pittsburgh fans showed up Sunday in downtown – won’t call it uptown – Charlotte. They showed up, at restaurants, in parking lots and at Bank of America Stadium. The split wasn’t close to 50-50, of course, no matter what some tell you. But they were loud, and the Steelers gave them a reason to cheer.
Pittsburgh fans travel well, not just to Charlotte but to every stadium in the league. If Anchorage, Alaska, had a team, Steelers fans would show up. Although some Carolina supporters are angry about the presence of the visitors, it’s pretty simple. If you own a ticket, you can do with it anything you want. If Pittsburgh fans are willing to pay more than Carolina fans are, sell it to Pittsburgh fans. It’s not complicated, it’s not embarrassing and it’s not a big deal.