Pittsburgh Emerging As Sports Juggernaut

for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 26, 2009


... childhood memories date back to it. 

It was arguably the best year in Pittsburgh's storied sport history.

The Steelers dynasty of the '70s won their fourth Super Bowl.  And the "We are Family" Pirates stormed back from being down 3-1 to beat the Orioles and capture the World Series.  

I remember waiting at the barber shop while my dad was getting a haircut, listening to the barber lament that he didn't think the Pirates had a chance (down 3-1), but he hoped they could at least win the next game.  They came back and won the series in thrilling fashion.  It was just an all-around great year to be a Pittsburgh sports fan. 

Remember the Sports Illustrated cover featuring Terry Bradshaw and Captain Willie Stargell?  It remains one of my all-time favorites.

Don't look now, but Pittsburgh is once again becoming one of the premier sports cities in America.   

The ...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article Source: BleacherReport.com