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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1933 as the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team has been known by the following names:
Pittsburgh Pirates 1933-1939
Pittsburgh Steelers 1940-1942
Phil-Pitt Steagles 1943
Card-Pitt 1944
Pittsburgh Steelers 1945-Present

2. Pittsburgh Steelers – The Championship Record
Six Super Bowl Championships:
Super Bowl IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
Super Bowl X January 18, 1976 Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
Super Bowl XIII January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
Super Bowl XIV January 20, 1980 Pittsburgh 31, L.A. Rams 19
Super Bowl XL February 5, 2006 Pittsburgh 21, Seattle Seahawks 10
Super Bowl XLIII February 1, 2009 Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23

3. Pittsburgh Steelers – Home Stadium History
1. Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
1933-63
2. Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh
1958-69
3. Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
1970-2000
4. Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
2001- Present

Note: From 1958-63 the Steelers played home games at both Forbes Field and Pitt Stadium during the same season

4. For more information on the Steelers, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Steelers' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_Steelers_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Steelers' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Pittsburgh Steelers and the history of the Steelers franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Pittsburgh Steelers YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVxuSE116Dw or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Pittsburgh%20Steelers-c127/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Steelers.
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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 18, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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