Category Archives: Cool Stuff

If You Like Early 1990′s Steelers Trading Cards, This Is For You

Growing up in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s had to be the absolute worst time to be collecting baseball and football cards. It was around that time that the card companies, in all of their infinite wisdom, started producing … Continue reading

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SB Weekend Got Off to Bad Start With HOF Voting

As Ryan already noted, it was no shock that Jerome Bettis was not selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame last Saturday in his first year of eligibility. What was a little surprising was that fellow tailback Curtis Martin … Continue reading

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This Is Steel Curtain III; Don’t Forget About the 1990s

Stories on the blending (as opposed to comparisons) of the current era of Pittsburgh Steelers with the squads from the 1970s are long overdue, as are debates on if this present group qualifies as a dynasty (they do with a … Continue reading

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Steelers Face Tough Calls on Super Bowl Dress Roster

Although NFL teams keep and fully pay 53 players on their regular rosters, only 46 are allowed to dress on gamedays, which includes an emergency No. 3 quarterback. Pittsburgh standout defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) may return for his first … Continue reading

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Two More Wins and ’04-’10 Steelers Officially a Dynasty

In modern-era NFL history, any team with three Super Bowl wins within a decade gets classified as a dynasty. The Packers of the 60s (who get credit for the first two Super Bowl wins and three NFL titles in the … Continue reading

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NFL Playoff Fines; Latest From Benstonium

Thanks to Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris (via Twitter) and Doug Farrar at Shutdown Corner, we now know what the NFL will be fining players for uniform violations in the playoffs: A minimum of $50,000 dollars, all for wearing the … Continue reading

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Heinz Field Winter Classic 2011

(This isn’t a football post, but since the 2011 Winter Classic Involved Heinz Field and was hosted by the Steelers, we’re going to make it fit here. Hopefully you enjoy it.) I had the opportunity to cover the NHL Winter … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Steelers Should Draft Multiple Offensive Linemen in 2011

Jim Wexell of provides a must-read, detailed breakdown of all the key prospects for the upcoming NFL draft to watch in the nine bowl games held today and Saturday. But my primary concern has long been and remains the … Continue reading

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If the Pens Need an Enforcer, James Harrison Offers His Services

The best show on TV right now is 24/7 Penguins/Capitals, which is worth watching even if you are not a hockey fan. But this week’s episode, which premiered Wednesday night on HBO and will be shown numerous times on HBO … Continue reading

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What Steelers Related Gifts Did You Get This Holiday Season?

Now that Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Festivus, or whatever you may celebrate) is behind us, it’s time to share our Steelers related gifts with the rest of the class. Sort of like a cyber game of show and tell. I’ll … Continue reading

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