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Pittsburgh Steelers: Overview

What do you know about the Pittsburgh Steelers: Overview?
Play this Alan's FUN NFL Sports Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the bottom of the page.

1) The Pittsburgh Steelers were founded in 1933 by Art Rooney Sr.  Football
How much did he pay the NFL for a franchise fee?

  1. $2,500
  2. $25,000
  3. $250,000

2. What was the original name of the team?

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Pittsburgh Pirates
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins

3. What was the first team the Steelers played on September 20, 1933?

  1. Green Bay Packers
  2. Detroit Lions
  3. New York Giants

4. In 1970, with the merger of the American Football League into the National Football League, the Steelers and two other NFL teams became part of the American Football Conference (with the other AFL teams). 
Who was
NOT one of the three teams?

  1. Cleveland Browns
  2. Baltimore Colts
  3. Baltimore Ravens

5. Who created the "Terrible Towel"?

  1. Sportscaster Bob Prince
  2. Sportscaster Myron Cope
  3. Player Terry Bradshaw

6) The Steelers have a number of "unofficial" retired numbers.  However, there is only one number "officially" retired. 
What is the number?

  1. 12
  2. 36
  3. 70

7) The Steelers have had 19 coaches.  However, since 1969 with Chuck Knoll, the team has had three coaches in the past 38 years. 
Who was the coach before Chuck Knoll took over in 1969?

  1. Bert Bell
  2. Forrest Douds
  3. Bill Austin

8) Who was the future Hall of Fame quarterback that the Steelers cut in 1955?

  1. Jim Fink
  2. Johnny Unitas
  3. Len Dawson

9. What university did Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw attend?

  1. Georgia Tech
  2. LSU
  3. Louisiana Tech

10) Mean Joe Greene became well known from a TV commercial.  The commercial was listed as one of the top ten commercials of all time by TV Guide magazine. 
Who was the sponsor?

  1. Pepsi
  2. Coke
  3. Dr. Pepper

Pittsburgh Steelers: Overview
[Answers]

1) A. ($43,632.50 in 2011 dollars) 2) B. 3) C 4) C. 5) B. 6) C. 7) C. 8) B. 9) C.10) B

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