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Pennsylvania is home to many major league professional sports teams; the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, the Philadelphia
Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins of
the National Hockey League, and the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Among them, these teams have accumulated 7 World Series Championships
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The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances, losing both (in 1980 to the Oakland Raiders and in 2004 to the New England Patriots).
The club was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets after a syndicate led by future NFL commissioner Bert Bell purchased the rights to a Philadelphia franchise from the league. The Eagles were named after the Blue Eagle, a symbol used for the New Deal stimulus programs initiated during the Great Depression.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are currently a member of the North Division
of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League.
Founded in 1933, the Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC.
Pittsburgh has won more Super Bowl titles (6), won more AFC Championship
Games (7) and hosted more conference championship games (10) than any other
AFC or NFC team. They have played in more AFC conference championship games
than any other team and are tied with the Dallas Cowboys with 14
championship game appearances in either the NFC or AFC contests. With the
exception of the 1960s which featured only three Super Bowls, the Steelers
have appeared in at least one Super Bowl in every decade of the contest. The
Steelers won their most recent championship, Super Bowl XLIII, on February
The fifth-oldest franchise in the NFL, the Steelers were founded as the
Pittsburgh Pirates on July 8, 1933, by Art Rooney.
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