Lizabeth Gray and Jim Mendenhall
First there was the name change. Then came the big sell. Not much later there was the swap.
War was upon the counrty and Pittsburgh and its steel industry played a major part in the war effort.
While the 40s saw many other short-lived NFL teams fade away, the Steelers merged with the Philadephia Eagles to create the war-time "Steagles." Officially the team was called the Phil-Pitt Eagles-Steelers Combine.