View Full Version : I knew about the Steagles, of course, but the Card-Pitts ... not so much!

11-03-2012, 02:52 PM

A merger of the Chicago Cardinals and the Steelers, for one year only (1944). Besides the nick name (The "Car-Pitts" ... they were
0-10 :D), the most interesting thing I learned about them is that (ex-boxer) Art Rooney came out of the owners box to join a brawl on the field that eventually had to be broken up by the police!

11-03-2012, 03:41 PM
I'm surprised that there wasn't as much emphasis on the history of Card-Pitt in 1944 prior to SBXLIII against the Cardinals (Whis and Grimm vs. their former employers took precendent, I suppose). You hear more about the Steagles prior to the Steelers-Eagles regular season matchup every 4 years than you heard about Card-Pitt prior to the Cardinals-Steelers Super Bowl.

11-04-2012, 10:49 AM
A good book...a fun football history read: