1943 NFL Bears at Steagles ticket stub
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The Steagles is the name for the team created by the temporary merger of two National Football League (NFL) teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and thePhiladelphia Eagles, during the 1943 season. The teams were forced to merge because both had lost many players to military service during World War II. The league’s official record book refers to the team as “Phil-Pitt Combine”. But the unofficial “Steagles,” despite never being registered by the NFL, has become the enduring moniker.