Steelers fans through the years

With a Steelers-logo printed mask, fans cheer as the team took on the Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
From left, Kathy Patterson, Ella Anabros, and Michael Nabors, all of Birmingham, Ala., cheer as they wait in line to go into Southern Tier on Sunday, September 20, 2020, on the North Shore. Many were dressed in Steelers gear and were planning on watching the game at the restaurant. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Members of the Yinzer Mob, a group of Steelers fans that like to tailgate and watch games together, cheer as the Steelers score a touchdown during the fourth quarter of their game against the Eagles on Sunday, October 11, 2020, outside of Heinz Field on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Masked Steelers fans cheer their team, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan Albert Matinez, from Houston, Texas, cheers on the Steelers against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Large turnout of Steeler fans to watch them take on the Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer on their team against the Browns in the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
A crowd of over 10,000 gather at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, Feb. 2, 1980, as the people of the city of Pittsburgh officially welcome home the Steelers. The Steelers became the first team to win four Super Bowl trophies when they beat the Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 20 at the Rose Bowl. (AP Photo/R. C. Greenawalt)
Steeler fan looks over the steaks at Gordon’s Meat Market Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Erie, Pa. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer on the Black and Gold Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Braden Hartle, 10, of Oil City, and Mike Fruhlinger, of Penn Hills, cheer while Beth Miller, right, of Lawrenceville, grabs the wrist of Chiffon Allen, of Monroeville, all members of the Yinzer Mob, a group of Steelers fans that like to tailgate and watch games together, near the end of the fourth quarter of the Steeler game against the Eagles on Sunday, October 11, 2020, on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
A group of fans watches the Steelers play the Texans on TV along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, on the North Shore. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
John Baldridge of Penn Hills places another Steelers decal on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Auto Shower 11 carwash in Wilkinsburg. Baldridge, who is a diehard Steelers fan, said when he purchased the touring motorcycle it was a different color.
“It was burgundy,” he said with a chuckle. “I had to paint it my favorite colors.” Mr. Baldridge said he has more than 20 decals and souvenirs attached to his motorcycle. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans watch as their team tries to come from behind against the Bills in the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer on their team against the Dolphins in the fourth quarter Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer on their team against the Dolphins in the fourth quarter Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer on their team against the Bengals in the third quarter Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer as their team enters the field against the Bengals Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers fans cheer on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Heinz Field. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-26. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers fans make their way to Heinz Field before the team’s preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Friday, August 9, 2019, on the North Shore. (Haldan Kirsch/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans erupt into cheers after receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster scores a touchdown on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Heinz Field in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Bengals. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers fans cheer on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New England Patriots, 17-10. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Fans cheer on the Steelers during a game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at Heinz Field. The Steelers beat the Browns 33-18. (Andrew Stein/Post-Gazette)
The Pittsburgh Steeline hype up Steelers fans during the Pittsburgh Steelers versus Atlanta Falcons game at Heinz Field on Saturday, October 7, 2018, in North Shore. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
A Steelers fan watches the final minutes of the team’s loss to the Ravens Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers JuJu Smith-Schuster talks with a Steeler fan during warmups Monday, December 25, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston Texas. . (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
A Pittsburgh Steelers fan holds a #Shalieve sign during the game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer on their team during warmups before taking on the Ravens Sunday, October 1, 2017, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Fans are reflected in the glasses of “The Ultimate Steeler Fan” Bud Becktenwald of Whitehall as he cheers for the Steelers drumline during the home opener tailgate party on Sunday, Sept 17, 2017, outside Heinz Field. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers fans show their love for the late Dan Rooney as the team takes on the Vikings Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown takes a selfie with Steeler fans during evening practice Friday, August 4, 2017, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium, Latrobe. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Fans sing in unison during a playoff pep rally for the Steelers at Stage AE on the North Shore on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The team will host the Miami Dolphins in an AFC Wild Card game on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Heinz Field. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Fans sing in unison during a playoff pep rally for the Steelers at Stage AE on the North Shore on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The team will host the Miami Dolphins in an AFC Wild Card game on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Heinz Field. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
A Steelers fan cheers on his team against the Jets Sunday at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans cheer on their team against the Bengals in the fourth quarter Sunday at Heinz Field. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Buff Donelli (center) was just 11 days into his brief stint as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers when the New York Giants came to town playing at Forbes Field on Oct. 5, 1941. He had reason to look worried. The Giants pounded the “Iron Men,” as the Steelers known in the newspaper. Final score: 37-10. More than 13,000 fans showed up at Forbes Field to witness the pummeling. Donelli was pulling double-duty — he also coached the Duquesne University squad, one of the best in the nation. (Rights: Pittsburgh Press)
The Steelers’ Donnie Shell slaps hands with fans at training camp in Latrobe, 1986. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Steelers fans brave chilly weather to celebrate in a downtown Pittsburgh park after their team earned its fourth Super Bowl title by whipping the Los Angeles Rams at Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 20, 1980. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
A pair of Steelers fans taunt the Bengals’ bench as they burn a Bengal’s cap during a, 37-17, Steeler victory in Pittsburgh, Dec. 3, 1979. (AP Photo/Lucan)
Steelers fans get ready for some defense against the Ravens in the first quarter. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

Pittsburgh Steelers Antonio Brown takes a selfie with Steeler fans at First Energy Stadium Cleveland, Ohio. (Peter Diana / Post-Gazette)
Steelers fan Gerry Shield-Travis of the Hill District and others rally at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Friday, January 2, 2015. The Steelers will play the Baltimore Ravens for AFC wild-card game at Heinz Field on Saturday, January 3. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steeler fans in the highest seats of Ford Field cheer on Pittsburgh during Super Bowl XL. Pittsburgh won 21-10 in their match-up against the Seattle Seahawks. The win makes the Steelers five-time winners of the Vince Lombardi trophy. (Annie O’Neill/ Post-Gazette)
Fans cheer during the Steelers Rally held at the Allegheny County Courthouse. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Steeler fans wave their Terrible Towels at Heinz Field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steelers fans celebrate running back Jerome Bettis, nicknamed “The Bus,” after he gained 3 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals to take him over 10,000 career rushing yards in the first quarter in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. Bettis became the 14th player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards in his career with a 70-yard first quarter. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Steelers fans cheer for their team during the Super Bowl victory parade in downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. Local. Steelers super bowl parade XLIII (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
It was Feb. 2, 1980, and it was very, very cold. But even temperatures below freezing could not deter more than 10,000 fans from jamming Point State Park to celebrate the Steelers Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 20. (Associated Press)
Steelers sports fans along the highway and on overpasses cheered Steeler motorcade when police closed Parkway on Jan. 13, 1975. (Robert J. Pavuchak)
Emma Grobelny and her Steeler Memorabilia on Nov. 18, 1980. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Steeler fans at Clancy’s Pub in Dravosburg, erupt in celebration as Steeler Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, dives across the Goal line for the Touchdown and the Steelers go ahead 7 to 3 at halftime of the Super Bowl ON Feb. 6,2006. (Robert J. Pavuchak/Post-Gazette)
Steeler fans celebrate late in the fourth quarter as the Steelers defeated the Colts, 21-18, on Jan. 15, 2006. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)