Pittsburgh is about to look a lot more teal as Jaguar fans descend on the Steel City.
Logan Alexander’s love for the Jaguars runs deep.
“Ever since I was born I was watching games with the family. It’s in my blood being from Jacksonville,” Alexander said. “Why wouldn't you want to go to Pittsburgh. It’s the first season in a long time we’re in the playoffs. Ten years.”
Come Sunday, he will be sporting his teal pride at Heinze Field as the Jaguars take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Heinz Field which is historic, it's going to be a great game to be at, and I'm super excited. It’s a great city. It’s going to be a great matchup and it's huge for the city and the team,” Alexander said. “There are a lot of Jags fans going up and they’re going up for the sole purpose to bring back a win and to support the team strong.”
David Mendenhall has been a Jaguars faithful from the beginning,
“I love the team. These guys fight hard for us every year. The team, they are so involved in the community. These guys do everything they can on the field and off the field, and that's what I love most about them.”
And unlike Alexander, who is flying to Pittsburgh, Mendenhall will be leaving Saturday night on a bus packed with fans.
“We put it together a few days ago, and basically we have two buses that will be filled with 56 of the craziest Jaguar fans in Jacksonville,” Mendenhall said. “Right now we have over 100 people that are signed up, and we still have buses available. We're hoping to get around 200 people so that we can be 200 strong when we go into Pittsburgh and it will be filled with teal.”
As for the frigid weather expected game day, the only thing that matters for these fans is being there to cheer on the Jaguars.
“Layers, layers, layers,” Alexander said. “It’s going to be something I’ve never been a part of. It’s going to be teen digit weather with windchill. [It] is going to [be] crazy. I’m going to be frozen the whole game, but it’s going to be worth it.”