Slideshow: Super decade on its way!
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Lizabeth Gray and Jim Mendenhall
When Dan Rooney deferred to Chicago's Ed McCaskey to make the call on the coin toss for who would get first choice in the 1970 draft, no one knew then how that one decision would influence a city and a sport.
The Bears called heads but an eagle faced up. The Steelers had won the toss between the two worst teams in football.
By the end of the decade, the team with the NFL's all-time inferiority complex developed a sterling silver swagger. And a city once described as hell with the lid taken off turned into the City of Champions.
Click on the links to the left to view previous stories and slideshows chronicling the history of football's greatest dynasty, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
First Published October 7, 2007 2:57 am