On July 8, 1933, Art Rooney gave birth to the greatest football franchise in NFL history, The Pittsburgh Steelers. Originally known as the "Pirates," the team would not be called the Steelers until 1940.
It wasn't until the 1970's when the Steelers would start dominating the League with four Super Bowls. In the 1990's, the Steelers once again were one of the dominant teams in the League. After losing to the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX, the Steelers showed their grit and determination ascending to victories in Super Bowls XL and XLIII
The Steelers played in a total of 8 Super Bowls winning 6 of them including 4 in six years.
Some of the notable Steelers in the Football Hall of Fame include:
- Art Rooney, Found, President and Chairman of the Board.
- Daniel Rooney, President
- Bobby Layne
- Joe Greene
- Jack Ham
- Mel Blount
- Terry Bradshaw
- Franco Harris
- Jack Lambert
- Chuck Knoll, Coach
- Mike Webster
- Lynn Swann
- John Stallworth
- Rod Woodson
In addition to the players above, notable MVP's included Donnie Shell, Louis Lipps, Greg Lloyd, Jerome Bettis, Kordell Stewart, Joey Porter, Hines Ward, Willie Parker, James Harrison, Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Palamalu and Antonio Brown.
One fact is certain: The Pittsburgh Steelers will be dominant for years to come.