The Steel Curtain Four referred to the four defensive tackles of the Pittsburgh Steelers – there was Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White. The team got their nickname from a 9th grader who had submitted the name “Steel Curtain” through a contest entry at a local radio station. The Steel Curtain Four became the first dominant all-black starting four in league history.
Steelers Country is the name given for the Pittsburgh region and large areas of the country with a Steelers fan base. Despite early struggles, the Steelers have had a loyal following in western Pennsylvania and around the world since they came into existence when owner, Art Rooney found the team in 1933. Steelers long-time radio announcer, Myron Cope originated the Terrible Towel which has become a signature identity of Steelers fans.