The Pittsburgh Steelers are among the NFL’s oldest franchises and date back to the 1933 season. The team was essentially a ‘doormat’ during its first 37 years of existence and made the playoffs only once. In 1970, the NFL merged with the upstart American Football League to consolidate professional football in the United States. About this time, the long-suffering Steelers hired Chuck Noll as head coach and began to benefit from his leadership and personnel expertise. After three losing seasons during which Noll rebuilt the roster things the fortunes of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise began to experience a dramatic change for the better.
It’s easy to say that the Steelers became a powerhouse ‘overnight’, but that clearly wasn’t what happened. Chuck Noll essentially built a dynasty from the ground up, drafting a ridiculous array of talent on both sides of the ball. The goal of most NFL teams is to have their draft picks end up as ‘starters’. Noll did that one better–between 1969 and 1974 he drafted nine future Hall of Famers. During the 1970’s, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys were much more than just the best teams in their respective conferences; they were the gold standard. The rivalry between the teams transcended the level of mere NFL antagonists and reached the epic level of boxing’s titanic struggle between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Even the most ardent Dallas Cowboys‘ fan has to concede that through the 1970’s the Pittsburgh Steelers were the better team. Their on field accomplishments alone are mind boggling and include four Super Bowl championships in six seasons. The individual players on the great Steelers’ teams rank among the best to ever play pro football, and the ‘Steel Curtain’ defense became legendary. To date, Pittsburgh has won six Super Bowl titles–the most of any NFL team and one more than the Dallas Cowboys. The team has remained at the top of the NFL’s competitive heap ever since the merger but few dynasties in any sport have the legendary status that the 1970’s Steelers enjoy.
The Steelers have a great fan base that extends far outside of the Pittsburgh metro area. Steelers’ fans can be found all over the country and internationally. A few years ago, the Steelers’ fans were given the title of ‘Best in the NFL’ by ESPN. Fans of other teams would debate that arbitrary honorific but few would argue that Pittsburgh’s backers weren’t ‘in the mix’. Fans can watch Steelers football game on television often as the team is a favorite of the NFL’s network partners. Finding a Pittsburgh Steelers live stream is a more difficult proposition. The TV networks provide little in the way of live game streaming. The NFL’s official website does stream Steelers video highlights and not much more. WDVE 102 FM and WBGG 970 AM provide a Steelers live radio stream on their websites. Live audio streaming is also available on the team’s official website.
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