Re: Lakers universally acclaimed as the NBA'S greatest franchise
posted at 8/11/2011 8:12 AM EDT
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[QUOTE]majjic mvp, heres the steelers from the pro football hall of fame.. Whats listed first.. SB WINS!!!!! not together with the afl titles.. www.profootballhof.com/assets/team_logos/steelers.png
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" alt="" /> 1933-1939 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1940-present Pittsburgh Steelers, 1943 Phil-Pitt, 1944 Card-Pitt First known as the Pirates, the team changed its nickname to Steelers in 1940. The franchise struggled for its first 40 years but made up for those tribulations in the 1970s. In one of the most famous streaks in all of sports, the Steelers dominated the NFL during that decade. Pittsburgh advanced to the playoffs eight straight seasons and won four Super Bowl championships in a six-year span. The team added a record-tying fifth Super Bowl crown in the 2005 season and then in the 2008 season became the first team ever to win six Super Bowls. www.profootballhof.com/history/team.aspx?TeamAlias=pittsburgh-steelers&InfoTab=History
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Posted by DoctorCO[/QUOTE]
You like to be hooked, I can't help it. Tell me the time that the Steelers won a championship before 1972, even a division championship. Go ahead.
Don't you realize the Steelers were a laughing stock for decades before the Chuck Noll era? Now you are telling me the Steelers don't count anything before the SB era?
From their official site:http://www.steelers.com/history/tradition-of-excellence.html
After founding the Pirates in 1933, Art Rooney watched his club struggle through its first seven seasons with just 22 wins and five different head coaches. While home games were played at Forbes Field, Rooney often took his team to such cities as Johnstown, Latrobe, Youngstown, New Orleans, and Louisville in the 1930s due to competition with baseball and college football.
In 1938 Rooney signed Colorado All-America Byron "Whizzer" White to a $15,800 contract, making White the first "big money" player in the NFL. White led the league in rushing that year and became one of the NFL's most illustrious alumni. He served 31 years as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court before retiring in 1993.
In 1940 Rooney changed the team name to the Pittsburgh Steelers, representing the heritage of Pittsburgh. The first winning record in the organization's history came in 1942 when head coach Walt Kiesling led the Steelers to a 7-4 finish with the league-leading rushing of rookie Bill Dudley. But the next year Dudley joined the Armed Forces along with many other NFL players as the nation went to war. With rosters depleted, Rooney merged the Steelers with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1943 (Phil-Pitt "Steagles") and with the Chicago Cardinals (Card-Pitt) in 1944.
Rooney hired legendary Pitt coach Jock Sutherland in 1946, and Dudley returned from the war to earn NFL MVP honors, leading the league in rushing, interceptions, and punt returns. Today, Dudley is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sutherland led the 1947 Steelers to an 8-4 record and a share of the Eastern division title, but they lost their first-ever postseason game, 21-0, to Philadelphia. Sutherland died suddenly the following spring while on a scouting trip.
Steelers in the Pro Bowl:
HB Joe Geri (1)
LB Jerry Shipkey (1)
C Bill Walsh (1)
HB Joe Geri (2)
G George Hughes (1)
LB Jerry Shipkey (2)
C Bill Walsh (2)
HB Lynn Chandnois (1)
QB Jim Finks (1)
HB Ray Mathews (1)
DE Bill McPeak (1)
E Elbie Nickel (1)
LB Jerry Shipkey (3)
DT Ernie Stautner (1)
Steelers in the Postseason (31-20)
1947 8-4 Eastern Division Playoff 12/21/47 Philadelphia 35,729 0 21 L
1962 9-5 Playoff Bowl 1/6/63 Detroit 36,284 10 17 L
Funny, how you think you can whitewash the history before the SB is beyond me. Let me suggest. Hack into all the NFL team sites and erase their history.