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Three Rivers, Three Rings [NOOK Book]

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They could have built a separate wing in the Pro Football Hall of Fame just to accommodate the members of the Steelers from the dynastic period in the 1970s when Pittsburgh was the center of the pro football universe.

As it is, nine players and three front office men who helped the Steelers win four Super Bowl championships in a span of six seasons - a feat that remains ...
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Three Rivers, Three Rings

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Overview

They could have built a separate wing in the Pro Football Hall of Fame just to accommodate the members of the Steelers from the dynastic period in the 1970s when Pittsburgh was the center of the pro football universe.

As it is, nine players and three front office men who helped the Steelers win four Super Bowl championships in a span of six seasons - a feat that remains unmatched today - are enshrined in Canton.

At a time when the Steelers were stamping themselves as one of the NFL's most successful franchises in history, the 1978 team may have been the best of the bunch, and Three Rivers, Three Rings, is the story of that team.

After winning back-to-back Super Bowls following the 1974 and 1975 seasons, injuries sabotaged a potential three-peat in 1976, and the upstart Denver Broncos won the AFC title in 1977. Two years removed from a championship, the Steelers were driven to return to glory and it became obvious very early that 1978 - the year the NFL expanded to a 16-game schedule - was going to be a special season at Three Rivers Stadium.

Sure enough, the Steelers won 17 of 19 games including a memorable 35-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII which gave the men from the city of three rivers their third NFL championship.

Authors Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth - through extensive research and numerous interviews, the highlight of which was a candid and informative session with coach Chuck Noll - provide a detailed chronicle of the never-to-be-forgotten season. It includes a game-by-game account and profiles of key players such as Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Lynn Swann, Jack Ham and Mel Blount to name but a few.

It was a special time to be a Terrible Towel-waving Steeler fan, and on the heels of Pittsburgh's latest Super Bowl triumph in February 2009 - which now has doubled the franchise's ring count from three to an NFL-record six - this is the perfect time to reflect on the team's glorious history and Three Rivers, Three Rings is a great place to start.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012565860
  • Publisher: Sal Maiorana Publications
  • Publication date: 10/25/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 118 KB

Meet the Author

Sal Maiorana is an award-winning sports writer for the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y. who has covered the Buffalo Bills and the NFL since 1990. He has twice been named the Sportswriter of the Year by the Rochester Press-Radio Club, and in 2009 was inducted into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame which honors Rochester-area sports luminaries. He is the author of 16 other books including the definitive two-volume history of the Bills, and is an accomplished golf writer who has covered the U.S. Open, the British Open, the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. Maiorana worked for The Associated Press and the Corning (N.Y.) Leader before coming to the Democrat and Chronicle in 1986. He lives in Walworth, N.Y. with his wife, Christine, three children - Taylor, Holden and Caroline, and their dog Buddy.

Leo Roth is an award-winning sports writer/columnist for the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y. He has covered the Buffalo Bills and the NFL since 1989. His work has been honored by the Pro Football Writers Association, New York and Ohio Associated Press, The Associated Press Sports Editors Association and Gannett Newspapers. . He has twice been named the Sportswriter of the Year by the Rochester Press-Radio Club, and in 2007 was inducted into the Frontier Field Walk of Fame. He is the author of Jim Kelly: Star Quarterback, a book for junior high school students. Leo is a graduate of Buffalo State College's school of journalism and lives in Hilton, N.Y., with his wife, Christine, and sons Tyler, Corey and Christian.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Here we go Steelers

    Great book that took me back to the 1978 season of the Steelers and brought back many vivid and cherished memories I have as a 8 year old kid and my undying love of the black n gold!

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