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Anthony Defeo

Senior Staff Writer

MOST RECENT POSTS

A reversal of my old Steelers "knowledge"

As a Steelers fan, I spent many years accepting (or assuming) certain things as fact. Thankfully, because to my elders, my peers, my love of reading, and the Internet, I was mercifully enlightened...

Louis Lipps my all-time favorite Steelers receiver

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The Steelers have had many great wide-outs over the years, from Lynn Swann to Hines Ward. But the man who came along in-between Super Bowl eras--old No. 83, Louis Lipps--is my all-time favorite.

Mike Merriweather was my first Steelers jersey

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Do you remember your first Steelers replica jersey? Was it Jack Lambert? How about Troy Polamalu? For Yours truly, as a 15 year old, I chose Pro Bowl linebacker Mike Merriweather, a player who...

The HOF doesn't make second-tier busts

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Ben Roethlisberger was named the seventh best QB in a recent ESPN poll. This is pretty standard for No. 7, as he's always been placed at the tail-end of the elite group of signal callers....

Celebrating a loss? Not in the NFL

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The men's US soccer team advanced to the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup after a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday. Players and American citizens celebrated and seemed genuinely happy just to...

The criticism of Bradshaw a bit unfair

Terry Bradshaw didn't attend the funeral for Chuck Noll, the legendary Steelers head coach who passed away on June 13. Unfortunately, Bradshaw's decision was seen as another in a long-line of...

Yes, we love (American) football, so what?

It's been four years since Americans pretended to care about soccer, and that can only mean one thing: The World Cup is back! But while soccer may be tops internationally, the NFL is still tops...

It's good to keep around young studs--even centers

Maurkice Pouncey is a three-time Pro Bowl center, and will just be entering his mid-20s by the start of the 2014 season. Despite his torn ACL and despite his past problems with ankle sprains, the...

Deshea Townsend: Unsung hero

Former Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend was in the news this week when property that he owns in Pittsburgh was the target of a heroin bust. Fortunately, Townsend had nothing to do with it, and...

Rookie holdouts are a thing of the past

Ryan Shazier, the Steelers first round pick, is already signed to a rookie contract with almost two months to go before the start of training camp. Thanks to the new CBA and a slotting system for...

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