Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Before Super Bowl IX

Before there first Super Bowl in 1975, the Steelers did not have much luck on their side. They had passed up on eventual Super Bowl quarterbacks Johnny Unitas (Super Bowl 3), Len Dawson (Superbowl 1 and 4) and Earl Morrall (Super Bowl II,V, and VII). As time were on starting in 1970, they made a series of brilliant draft decisions and became a team for the ages.


steve said...

A team for the ages. That became a team of the aged by the early eighties. Twenty five years have gone by and they still haven't gotten one for the thumb.Hopefully it doesn't happen on sunday.

Mike Barer said...

But there was a period when this team was invinsable. Didn't the 49ers win a 5th SB, though?