Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 7/8/13
Fourth of July weekend is over, Pittsburgh Steelers fans. With the holiday falling on a Thursday, many of you probably took a four-day weekend. You watched fireworks. You grilled burgers.  You went to the beach. Now it’s Monday. Back to work. Ugh. Not so fast. After celebrating the nation’s birthday, Steelers fans have another historic event to celebrate today. 80 years ago today, on July 8, 1933, Art Rooney Sr. became the founding father of the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to Steelers.com. Rooney plunked down $2,500 (about $44,000 today) to establish a new franchise in the National Football League. According to Forbes via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers’ value surpassed $1 billion in 2008. So, Steelers fans, take another day off. Grill a few more Roethlis-Burgers. It’s the Eighth of July, so check out these eight mini-columns for the price of one. I’m beginning to think that even if the Steelers offensive line consisted of the five best pass protectors in the NFL, B...
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