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STEELER TRIVIA: THE ANSWERS

1.  When Santonio Holmes was traded to the New Yorks Jets, that left the #10 available for Dennis Dixon, which he wore in college.  What number did Dennis wear last year? 

The number 2.

2.  Which Super Bowl did the Steelers not win and who was their opponent?

Super Bowl XXX was the only loss.  The Dallas Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-17. 

3.  What’s the highest  number of Steelers who have received Pro Bowl honors in the same year?  What’s the lowest number?  This question comes from Matt Fulks’ book The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

In 1976, 11 Steelers went to the Pro Bowl.  1979 and 1980 each had 10 players named.  In 2000, no Steeler players were selected to the Pro Bowl.

 4.  The AFC has four divisions and the Steelers are in the AFC North.  Prior to 2002, there were only 3 divisions–East–West and Central.  What teams were in the Central Division in 2001?  Bonus question:  Which four teams were the original members of the Central Division?

Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Jaguars, Steelers and Titans were all in the Central Division.  The original members were the Oilers, Bengals, Browns and Steelers. 

5.   In what year did the hated by all Pittsburghers Baltimore Ravens play their first season?

The Browns became the Baltimore Ravens in 1996.

6.   Few rivalries are as fierce as the one the Steelers had with the Houston Oilers during the 1970′s.  What AFC team used to be the Houston Oilers?

The Houston Oilers became the Tennessee Titans.  They still wear the “baby” blue uniforms which they call “Titans” blue. 

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7.  In 1992, what team did the Steelers beat in Bill Cowher’s first game as the head coach?

On September 6, 1992, the Steelers beat the Oilers 29-24 in Houston. 

8.  In 2007, what team did the Steelers beat in Mike Tomlin’s first game as the head coach? 

On September 9, 2007, the Steelers beat the Browns 34-7 in Cleveland. 

9.  What year did Heinz Field become the Steelers home stadium?  What team did the Steelers beat in the home opener

Heinz Field opened in 2001.  The home opener was on October 7, 2001 and the Steelers beat the Bengals 16-7.  The opener was so late that year because  the second week’s game was cancelled due to the September 11th Attacks, and the 3rd week was a bye week.

10.  In what year was the Steeler mascot Steely McBeam introduced? 

Steely McBeam was introduced in 2007 as part of the team’s  75th Anniversary celebration. 

STEELER TRAINING CAMP:  PHOTOGRAPHS BY LEE NEDROW.

 

~Marian

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