|Born||February 14, 1927|
|Died||January 1, 2001(aged 73)|
John Steadman (February 14, 1927 – January 1, 2001) was an American sportswriter for The Baltimore Sun. His career spanned 7 decades and he attended and reported on every Super Bowl from its inception until his death.
He was originally hired by the Baltimore News-Post in 1945 as a sports reporter, earning 14 dollars an hour. In 1952, Steadman revealed that Baltimore would regain an NFL franchise. Steadman would attend every Baltimore Football game from 1947 to December 10, 2000, a streak of 719 games. He was also one of only eight writers to attend all 34 Super Bowls, through Super Bowl XXXIV. He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame in 2000.
In 1959, he wrote the book "The Greatest Football Game Ever Played: When the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants Faced Sudden Death".
In 1973, the John F. Steadman firehouse, at the base of Baltimore's Bromo-Seltzer Tower was named for sportswriter John Steadman's father, John F. Steadman, a Baltimore City Fire Department Deputy Chief.
- Klingaman, Mike. "A Baltimore legend, champion of underdogs," The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, January 2, 2001.
- McKee, Sandra. "Steadman worth 'all the fuss,' peers say," The Baltimore Sun, Saturday, June 30 2001.
- Klingaman, Mike. "Steadman wins Red Smith Award," The Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, May 2, 2001.
- Rasmussen, Frederick N. "John Steadman, 'fireman's fireman,'" The Baltimore Sun, Saturday, October 2, 2004.
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