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Blogs And Tribal Formation of NFL Fans: The Curious Case of the Pittsburgh Steelers

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  1. 1. 1920 - 1921: Inaugural year of 1950s: First league professional football wide television in United States. contract, First professional showcasing the sporting event Steelers to the (boxing) broadcast country on the radio in 1921 RCA, Westinghouse, G.E., and AT&T 1945 – NFL consolidate control of airwaves. Radio expands. More emulating ‘spoke-and-hub’ model adopted by teams means more newspapers at similar time. mass appeal. Commercial airlines allow for cross country travel.
  2. 2. Pittsburgh City Population (in thousands) 800,000 700,000 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 1900 1920 1940 1960 1980 2000 2020
  3. 3. More Steelers specific blogs than any other team in the NFL  All 50 states and over 40 countries represented on BehindtheSteelCurtain 
  4. 4. Presented by:  Michael Bean, MCDM Candidate ,University of Washington, COM 549 March 10th, 2009 Image Credits:  Pittsburgh Post Gazette CBS.Sportsline.com SteelGridiron.com ESPN.com Guardian.UK.com Oboylephoto.com

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