The Steelers Reader
University of Pittsburgh Press, Jul 28, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 329 pages
From their founding by Art Rooney in 1933 through their rousing victory in the final game at Three Rivers Stadium in 2000, the Pittsburgh Steelers have captured the imagination of their fans as very few teams have done in the history of sport. The team and its hometown have shared frustration and joy, hard times and hope, loss and renewal.
Drawing from a variety of sources, including local newspapers and national magazines, Randy Roberts and David Welky have assembled a collection of the best writing about the Steelers and the personalities who have made the franchise unforgettable, including: Edward Linn on the tragic death of defensive tackle Eugene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb; Red Smith on Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception; Paul Zimmerman on the team's record-breaking fourth championship in 1979; Frank Deford's homage to the grace of Lynn Swann, both on and off the field; Ed Bouchette comparing the teams of the 1970s and 1990s. Reminiscences by former players including Terry Bradshaw, Steve Courson, and Andy Russell appear alongside articles by Shirley Povich, Jim Murray, Roy Blount Jr., John Lardner, and many more.