Special Sub-Topic: Steelers' History
|In which year, did Art Rooney Sr. purchase the NFL franchise that would become the Pittsburgh Steelers?|
1933. They were originally called the Pirates. Art Rooney Sr. changed the team's name to the Steelers in 1940, in honor of Pittsburgh's steel industry.
|What cornerback in the 20th century, set Steeler records for both season and career interceptions?|
Mel Blount. Mel was drafted by the Steelers in 1970, and retired in 1983. He was elected into the Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
|Who originally suggested that the Steelers use the Steelmark logo on their helmets?|
Cleveland's Republic Steel. The logo consists of three hypocycloids.
|By which nickname is Art Rooney Sr. known?|
The Chief. A statue of 'The Chief', with cigar in hand, greets those who entered Heinz Stadium.
|Which were the nicknames for the Steelers' defense?|
All of these (Big Nasty D, Sixty Minute Men, The Steel Curtain). From the 70's on throughout the 20th century.
|Rocky Bleier's remarkable comeback after being seriously wounded in Vietnam, is detailed in which book?|
Fighting Back. Rocky was a great running back for the Steelers. The book was made into a movie starring Robert Urich.
|Which Steeler had his jersey number retired first?|
Ernie Stautner. Ernie's was the only one retired in all the 20th century. Hopefully, there will be more. Terry Bradshaw, Jack Lambert, Joe Greene, and Franco Harris, have not been officially retired.
|Which team were the Steelers playing, when referee Phil Luckett misunderstood Bettis' call, during a coin toss to start an overtime?|
Detroit Lions. After the botched call, the Lions got the ball, and quickly scored a field goal that won the game.
|Which quarterback came from western Pennsylvania?|
All of these (Jim Kelly, Joe Montana, Dan Marino). As did Johnny Unitas and Joe Namath.
|Which Steeler made a record breaking touchdown reception of 90 yards in 1981?|
Mark Malone. While in Pittsburgh, Malone once clocked the fastest time in the forty.
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