One of the oldest teams in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers have carved one of the most exciting legacies in professional football. Founded as the Pittsburgh Pirates by Art Rooney in 1933 with winnings from a single day at the racetrack, the Steelers spent the next 40 years as the NFLs Lovable Losers. All that changed in the early 70s, as savvy draft choices and a smashmouth style of play transformed the Steelers into the most dominant team of the decade.In Tales from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sideline, veteran journalist Dale Grdnic captures the essence of the Steelers teams across the decades. Grdnic highlights many of the squads most memorable moments, including Franco Harriss Immaculate Reception and their eight Super Bowl appearances. He covers the teams greatest rivalries, including the epic battles with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. And he profiles the memorable players whove worn the Black and Gold over the decades, including Byron White, Johnny Blood McNally, Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann, Mean Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Jerome Bettis, and Big Ben Roethlisberger.The latest addition to the Tales series, this is a must-have book for any member of Steelers Nation.