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The rivalry between the Browns and the Steelers

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It's the game Browns fans wait for every year all season long - the day things get extra tough in the Muni lot for anyone wearing yellow and black.

"Five years ago they tried to knock me over in the bathroom.  I swore I wouldn't come back.  I am here today having fun," said Jeff Miller, a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  

The Browns-Steelers rivalry has been known to pit friend against friend - even cause marital strife!

"One time at a bar he pushed me off a chair, and I fell on my feet," that's what Julie Sovesky-Herberth says happened with her husband once when her Steelers were scoring big against the Browns. 

The stories go on and on. In fact, a winning season isn't a winning season unless it includes a victory against the Steelers.

"This is the only game we really care about, the people at the top - they care about all of them, but I only care about this one," says Lamar Lundy of Cleveland.

Fans threaten they will not renew their season tickets without a win against Pittsburgh. Bragging rights are on the line.

"This is our season here - no matter what," says Brian Phelps of Mentor.

Funny thing is - no matter who wins or loses - the rivalry just seems to heat up even more.

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