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.