Pittsburgh Steelers Logo – The Pittsburgh Steelers are a team of professional football in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently belong to the North Division of the American Conference (AFC) of the NFL. The team has appeared in 8 Super Bowl, winning six of them. Originally called the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team with the Philadelphia Eagles and the now defunct Cincinnati Reds, joined as expansion teams in the NFL in 1933. The team was renamed the Steelers in 1941 in honor of the most important industry of the city (of steel).
The Pittsburgh team in the NFL, originally known as the Pirates, played for the first time on 20 September 1933, losing 23-2 to the New York Giants. Throughout the thirties, the Pirates never finished beyond the second in its division with a record better than .500 (1936). Pittsburgh made history in 1938 with the hiring of Byron White, a future judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. It was at that time the largest contract in NFL history, but he only played one year before being traded to the Detroit Lions.
In 1941 the team was renamed the Steelers in honor of the most important industry in Pittsburgh, the steelmaker or steel. However, the Steelers did not have great success in the next three decades. In 1942 the Steelers won their first winning season in franchise history (to date more than 10 years, currently unthinkable!, And achieved a 7-4, good for placed second in the AL East, behind Bill Dudley who rushed for 696 yards that year.