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Steelers fan's big wish came true

Updated: August 11, 2009, 6:20 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

It's simple, really.

We as sports fans rely on three groups to pull us up off the ground and help keep us marching through the ups and downs of life: our friends, our family and our favorite team.

There are rare moments, however, when the paper-thin barriers that separate those three groups suddenly vanish. Perhaps it's a moment when the favorite team reaches out and becomes one of the friends, the friends are welcomed into the family and the end result is a whole new ...

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