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Cadogan saloon sports lots of black, gold

CADOGAN — One things leads to another when Steelers fans start thinking about their team playing in the Super Bowl.

Before you can say "Beat the Packers," everything is painted black and gold — pickup trucks, the ceiling — anything that gets in the way of a brush and a few gallons of black and gold paint.

"The guys were drinking beer and they thought, 'We should do something for the Super Bowl,'" said Brent Delp, of Cadogan, the owner of Clyde's Saloon in Cadogan. "They were looking at the ceiling of the bar, and one of them said, 'We should checkerboard that ceiling and make it black and gold.' "

The next day Delp and some of his friends and family members got nine gallons of paint, rollers and brushes and went to work.

It took them four days to do the job.

"That color is never going to change," Delp said.

"Sure enough, then they started talking about Mike's truck," Delp said of his brother-in-law Michael Trefelner of Slate Lick. "They said, 'We'll just get that truck and paint it black and gold, too.'"

They took Trefelner's truck to Delp's Family Powder Coating in Butler, owned by Brent's father, Clyde, and sprayed it black and added a gold stripe. They added some of their favorite Steelers uniform numbers and had it towed back to the bar in a flatbed truck.

The truck sits in front of the business. It has a little damage to the bumper. A Packer player appears to have been run over by the truck.

"It will be sitting there like that till spring," Brent Delp said . "If I can get four I-beams and a three-quarter-inch piece of steel, I'll put the truck up on the roof.

"That's the way we all grew up around here," he said. "We've all been Steelers fans our whole life.

"It's another reason to party. We love the Steelers. How many times do we get to the Super Bowl• Not enough. This is Steeler Country. It never ends."

Delp is expecting the entire community to come by for a Super Bowl party on Sunday.

"We may not compare in size, but in spirit we outdo them all," Delp said. "We have the biggest fans. When they're here and cheering, it's out of control."

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