The Pittsburgh Steelers have many great nicknames that easily identify their brand throughout the Steel City and all of Steelers Country. "The Black and Gold" and the "Men of Steel" are monikers that are frequently heard in reference to the six-time Super Bowl Champions.
Like the team itself, many of the franchise's players also have distinctive labels.
So, what makes a great nickname?
The best sobriquets find a way to reflect not only the person, place or thing they represent, but they are equally representative of the blue collar, physical nature that has come to be embraced by the Steelers' faithful fanatics.
Likewise, the finest bynames and handles stand the test of time. After all, when I say "Mean Joe," do you have to cycle through your catalogue of local "Joe's" to figure out which one I'm referring to? Or does your mind automatically begin replaying vivid images of Joe Greene's domination on defense?
Whether for being clever twists on regular semantics, obvious rhymes used to describe their source, or plain-and-simple showings of respect, Steelers history includes a cornucopia of popular nicknames.
Our countdown includes side-names from the Super Bowl era, so those expecting to see "Bullet Bill" Dudley will understand his absence from the list.
So, which modern nickname is the finest in team history? Let's find out.