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Great Moments in Pittsburgh Steelers Football

From the Very Beginning of Football Right Through to the Mike Tomlin Era.


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Great Moments in Pittsburgh Steelers Football by Brian Kelly
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This book begins at the beginning of Football and goes right to the Mike Tomlin era. It is written for those of us who love Pittsburgh Steelers Football. Those who are not the top fans of the Steelers will also want possession of this book, so they can get a leg up on the facts missing from bookshelves of those Steelers fans who do not have this book. The book first tells the story about the precursor teams to the Pirates and then the founding of the Pittsburgh Pirates as a new National Football League (NFL) team from Pittsburgh in 1933. But it reaches back even further in history than 1933 to find the precursor professional football teams from the turn of the century when Pro Football was just beginning. This book actually takes the Steelers fan on a journey from when there was no football at all, to where American football was only a dream, and then to where American football was played only by colleges with a mixture of soccer and rugby rules. After explaining how primitive man played football, this book quickly moves on to describe the beginning of football in the US and it recounts the first "American Football Game" in 1869. From there, the progression includes college football teams that loved the new sport and their football graduates looking for a place to play football after college. Eventually all of this builds up to the NFL, and of course the Pittsburgh Pirates, who became The Pittsburgh Steelers, then the Steagles, Card-Pitt, and then a return to the Steelers name. It moves on to the team's first football game in 1933, and the first Steelers coach, an unknown named Forrest Douds. Then of course it moves to the new era Pirates /Steelers after thirty years of tough going until the team hired the phenomenal immortal-Chuck Noll and then the "to-be" immortals, Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin, who between all of them chalked up six Super Bowl wins, tops in the entire NFL After thirty years, management eventually hired great coaches. The current coach, Mike Tomlin became the youngest head coach to win the grand prize of football, when the Steelers defeated Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII. It seems like yesterday but for those pros trying to create a league out of nothing, there would have been nothing without their hard work. And of course, this great book about the Steelers eventually gets a deep look at the great and soon-to-be-immortal-Patriots' coaches including Chuck Noll, Bill Cower, Mike Tomlin, Jock Sutherland, and Buddy Parker. Mike Tomlin, the current coach, of course has his own Super Bowl belt with a big notch in it for the win over Arizona. The book you are reading now captures the great moments in Steelers Football even before the Steelers were the Pittsburgh Steelers. This Steelers-first book takes the reader through stories about the Steelers 16 coaches, most of whom in early times had losing records and it progresses to great stories about the 85 seasons worth of great games (1571 games) with 655 great wins. The book often stops in time and talks about a particular great player such as John Stallworth, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Jerome Bettis, Hines Ward, Franco Harris, Rod Woodson, Mel Blount, Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, and of course the inimitable Terry Bradshaw, a great QB with four Super Bowl Rings-- the greatest Steeler of all time. He matches his talent with an outstanding personality. Though other teams are looking to pass the Pittsburgh Steelers record in Super Bowl victories, the view from the back is not as good as the Steelers' view. I dare you to pick up this book. If you are an avid Steelers fan, you will never put it down again. You cannot ever get enough of Steelers' greatness, but we do provide as many stories together in one spot as we can in this can't miss book.

Author Biography

Brian Kelly retired as an Assistant Professor in the Business Information Technology (BIT) Program at Marywood University, where he also served as the IBM i and Midrange Systems Technical Advisor to the IT Faculty. Kelly designed, developed, and taught many college and professional courses. He continues as a contributing technical editor to a number of technical industry magazines, including "The Four Hundred" and "Four Hundred Guru," published by IT Jungle. Kelly is a former IBM Senior Systems Engineer. His specialty was problem solving for customers as well as implementing advanced operating systems and software on his client's machines. Brian is the author of 154 other books, including 30 Sports Books, and hundreds of magazine articles. He has been a frequent speaker at technical conferences throughout the United States. Brian was a candidate for the US Congress from Pennsylvania in 2010 and he ran for Mayor in his home town in 2015. Kelly loves the Steelers and he became a big fan in the 1950's watching NFL games with his dad on Sundays on the 21" Admiral B/W TV. This is Brian's tenth "Great Moments" book and his third about a professional NFL team. Writing about the Pittsburgh Steelers has been a special treat.
Release date Australia
June 30th, 2018
Illustrations, black and white
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