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Steelers Podcast: How Tunch Ilkin taught Steeler Nation about football, faith, life and love

With the Steelers now in their off-season, it’s time to bring back an old favorite as we look back at Steeler tales from yesterday and today surrounding the black-and-gold.

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Tunch Ilkin was everything to everybody in Steeler Nation for 41 years in the black and gold family. His passing from ALS and pnuemonia at 63 was not unepected, but it was a dagger in the heart of a city of football fans. It wasn’t because of Pro Bowl play on the gridiron but Hall of Fame Humanity off of it. Ilkin taught Steelers linemen the “Tunch Punch”, but his lessons in live and love for black and gold bleeders everywhere touched hearts. This leads to the topic of the final episode of the most unique member of BTSC’s family of podcasts. Join BTSC podcast producer Bryan Anthony Davis and Kevin Tate with the lighter (and heavier) side of the Men of Steel.

Check out the rundown of the show:

  • News and Notes
  • The week that was in Steeler Nation

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If you’re old-school and just want the audio, you can listen to it in the player below.

Part 1


Part 2