Originally Posted by ahustlasdream
1933 is the year in which the steelers actually became the steelers they were the ptttsburgh pirates...for almost a decade..but the chief got tired of people confusing the football team with the baseball team...so he changed the name in 1933....
Welcome to the forum ahustlasdream...however, the team was known as Pittsburgh Professional Football Club changed their nickname from "the Pirates" to "the Steelers" in 1940. You were right about being nicknamed "the Pirates" for almost a decade. You just had the wrong decade.