Complete History Of The Pittsburgh Steelers


Published: April 17, 2009


... true. This is the story of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

One day, a man by the name of Arthur Rooney, was sitting around thinking how to spend $2500 all at once. After a few days of pondering, Art Rooney decided to contact the NFL to start a football franchise. He would call his team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In the Pirates first NFL game, they scored a safety while being blown out 23-2 by the New York Giants. Through the 1930's, the Pirates never finished better than a .500 record. In 1938, they were able to make history by signing future U.S. Supreme Justice Byron White to the largest NFL contract in history. White quickly realized how terrible the Pirates were, so he signed with the Detroit Lions in 1940.

Just before the 1940 season, the team was renamed the Steelers. During WWII, the Steelers faced player shortages so they had to join with the Philadelphia Eagles for a season, becoming the Phil-Pitt Steagles. Then, later in the decade, they formed with the Chicago...

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