Posts tagged steelers.

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 21, 1979 

The Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl 35-31 over the Dallas Cowboys. Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is named Super Bowl MVP[Youtube

Super Bowl 1975 - Steelers vs. Vikings (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 12, 1975 

Steelers win the Super Bowl in New Orleans, 16-6 over Minnesota Vikings. Ten thousand people invade Downtown area after victory; 224 were arrested for drunkenness. [Historic Pittsburgh

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 27, 1975

The Steelers wave Terrible Towels for the first time as they take the Three Rivers field for a divisional playoff against Baltimore. Andy Russell wins the game on a 93-yard return for a touchdown.  [Wikipedia

From Pittsburgh Magazine (2010):

In 1975, Cope’s bosses at WTAE Radio asked him to come up with a clever promotional gimmick for the station that would be embraced by Steelers fans. After considering black masks emblazoned with then-head coach Chuck Noll’s motto, “Whatever It Takes,” Cope came up with a less expensive idea: a gold rally towel.  Cope spent several weeks promoting the idea on the radio, with little apparent success. He even took a sample towel into the Steelers’ locker room for a straw poll.

"I think your idea stinks," said linebacker Jack Ham.  One can imagine Cope reacting to Ham’s assessment with his trademark, “Feh!” (more)

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 26, 1991

Steelers coach Chuck Noll retires after 23 seasons, 209 wins, seven title games and four Super Bowl wins, the most by any NFL coach. [Wikipedia

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 23, 1972 

In the first Steelers playoff in 25 years (and their first postseason win), Franco Harris salvages a Terry Bradshaw pass in the greatest NFL play in history—to beat the Raiders 13-7 at Three RiversArt Rooney and Bob Prince miss the play while in the elevator to the locker room. [Wikipedia; Pro Football Hall of Fame]

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: December 21, 1947 

Forbes Field hosts the city’s first NFL Playoff game as the Steelers lose to Philadelphia.

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Mel Blount. Cornerback. Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-1983). Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV Champion. Hall of Fame, Class of ‘89.

Pittsburgh Steelers, 1934. [Steelers Depot]

President Carter hosted a reception in the East Room of the White House for the members of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates in honor of their championships. February 22, 1980.

Arthur Rooney (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: August 25, 1988 

Arthur J. Rooney, who acquired the Steelers in 1933 for $52,500 and saw them win four Super Bowls, dies at the age of 87. [Historic Pittsburgh

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: July 27, 1986 

Joe Tucker, voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 32 seasons, dies at the age of 78. 

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 21, 1979 

The Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl 35-31 over the Dallas Cowboys. Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is named Super Bowl MVP[Youtube

Super Bowl 1975 - Steelers vs. Vikings (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 12, 1975 

Steelers win the Super Bowl in New Orleans, 16-6 over Minnesota Vikings. Ten thousand people invade Downtown area after victory; 224 were arrested for drunkenness. [Historic Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers: Super Bowl champions, 1975 [The Pittsburgh Press