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Anthony Defeo

Senior Staff Writer

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Given time, Pouncey may mature into a great man

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has given fans lots of reasons to dislike him early in his career. But if he matures into a person and a player to be proud of, he would only be following in the...

Spence for Comeback Player of the Year

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Just getting on the field in Week 1 should serve as enough reason to cheer for Steelers linebacker Sean Spence. The third-year player who cried himself to sleep after another devastating injury is...

Not good when officials make more judgment calls

NFL scoring was at an all-time high in 2013, but that hasn't stopped the league from placing more emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact in 2014. Forcing officials to make more judgment...

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

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

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

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

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...

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