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When Pittsburgh joined the NFL in 1933, they were called the Pittsburgh Pirates. The name was changed to Steelers in 1940.

During WWII they also formed a team the with the Eagles for one season and were called the Steagles.

They played their first game on September 20, 1933 against the New York Giants.

The team that was nicknamed "The Steagles" was known as Phil-Pitt. Also in 1944 due to WWII, the Steelers and Chicago Cardinals merged to form Card-Pitt. The Steelers went back to their Steeler name in 1945.

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