The Steelers were established and became an NFL team in 1933. They were originally known as the Pittsburgh Pirates until 1940.
On July 8, 1933, Art Rooney founded the Pittsburgh Pirates. Which later became the Steelers.
In 1979, both the Pirates and Steelers were world champions.
Art Rooney Sr. founded the Pittsburgh Pirates (later known as the Pittsburgh Steelers) on July 8, 1933.
The Steelers were formed in July of 1933 and is one of the oldest teams in the NFL. Originally known as the Pittsburgh Pirates, they would not be known as the Steelers until 1940.
1933: Founded, as Pittsburgh Pirates1940: Name Change, Pittsburgh Steelers
In 1980 after both the Steelers and Pirates won championships the previous year
A Steeler was someone who worked in the steel mills. Pittsburgh is famous for their steel production and terrible sports teams (Pittsburgh Power- AFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates.) They also are robbers which is weird because they can never "steel" a win. They lose to the Ravens every year.
All three teams have never won championships together in the same year.
Yes. The Steelers defeated the Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII played January 21, 1979 and the Pirates defeated the Orioles in the 1979 World Series. Then the 1979 Steelers defeated the Rams in Super Bowl XIV which was played in 1980.