Austintown couple on opposing sides of playoff game

A Youngstown couple is on opposing sides of the NFL playoff game between the Steelers and Broncos.


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Most people in the Valley are either a Cleveland Browns or Pittsburgh Steelers fan. For one Austintown couple, only half of that equation is true.

Julie Strozier loves the black and gold, but her husband Cory is a die-hard Denver Broncos fan.

Sunday was the perfect day for them to host a tailgate party, since both of their teams are going head-to-head in week two of the Divisional Round in the NFL playoffs.

Ironically, their neighbors are facing the same dilemma. The group will gather in Cory’s “man cave” with seven TVs.

“We kind of just hang out, do some pregame, have some food going,” Cory said. “Friends and family kind of filter down to the Broncos basement for game time, and that’s what’s going to happen.”

The winner of Sunday’s game will play next Sunday in the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots. If the Broncos are in it, Cory says he’ll have another party.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s