Art purchased a franchise for $2500 back in 1933.

Happy 79th Birthday Pittsburgh Steelers

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On July 8th, 1933, Art Rooney founded what would become one of the greatest sports franchises in all of history.  No exaggeration.  For $2,500 back then (or $50,000 in today’s inflation), Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Steelers of today didn’t become the Steelers until 1940 when the Post-Gazette ran a contest with Rooney on renaming the team.

So raise your Lombardi trophy shaped glass filled with Iron City Beer high in the air and toast the birthday of the Black & Gold… the greatest franchise in all of sports…. The Pittsburgh Steelers.

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