1. LeBron James: No Grace in Cavaliers Defeat

    A person’s true character tends to become much more visible when things aren’t going their way. Grace does not reveal itself in victory. It reveals itself in how a person handles adversity...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 979 reads 19 comments

  2. Pittsburgh Penguins Following in the Footsteps of 2005 Steelers

    For Pittsburgh fans, excitement is starting to build to a frenzied pitch. The Penguins are just four wins away from turning the clock back to 1979, to giving Pittsburghers cause for breaking out the “We are Family” records...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 187 reads 2 comments

  3. 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers Aiming To Become a Dynasty

    The 2009 Steelers have a chance to do something really special, to become an NFL dynasty. Following the Super Bowl victory, two Arizona Cardinals' stars, Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald, were asked if the current Steelers team is a dynasty...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 629 reads 7 comments

  4. Sidney Crosby Derangement Syndrome: Despising Greatness

    They call him “Cindy.” They call him a “crybaby” and a “diver.” They call him every name in the book. They shout obscenities at him not fit for print...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 5,780 reads 121 comments

  5. 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers' Linebacker Corps Could Be Best in History

    The 2008 Steelers’ defense entered the discussion as possibly the greatest defense in history. They were awe-inspiring at times in the way they attacked opposing offenses and were equally ferocious against both the run and pass...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 2,213 reads 23 comments

  6. Pittsburgh Penguins Take Control with Hurricane of Goals

    None of the NHL detractors who claim that hockey isn't exciting enough or doesn't have enough scoring have watched Penguins' playoff hockey. The Penguins score goals by the truckload while giving up plenty of scoring opportunities of their own...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 217 reads 5 comments

  7. My All-Time Favorite Steelers

    Like many Steelers’ fans, I’ve pretty much been a Steelers’ fan since birth, born into citizenship in Steelers’ Nation. But, my first memories as a Steelers’ fan date back to about 1977, when I was about five years old...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 511 reads 20 comments

  8. Leadership Lessons from Big Ben and Sidney Crosby

    Pittsburgh fans are fortunate to have not just one, but several of the top players in the world in their respective sports playing for the Steelers and the Penguins...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 2,187 reads 16 comments

  9. Reflections on the 2004 Steelers: The Year of the Quarterback

    There have been several articles by Steelers' fans reliving the incredible rides that resulted in the two recent Steelers' Super Bowls. Those were both incredible experiences and I still haven't quite come down from the last one...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 684 reads 16 comments

  10. Fire the Punter! Keep the Offense on the Field

    In many years of playing EA Sports Madden football as well as the NCAA college football game, I have never once punted. Not once. Nada. I could be facing 4th and 18 on my own three yard line…doesn’t matter...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 183 reads 3 comments

  11. AFC Power Rankings: Everyone Starts at No. 1

    Everyone is rushing to get their power rankings out. And why not? There are a mere four months to go until the start of the season...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 378 reads 6 comments

  12. Pittsburgh Penguins Look to Next Round: Who Will It Be?

    Looking at the Penguins-Capitals series on the eve of Game One, I thought the biggest difference maker in the series would be Marc-Andre Fleury. He promptly rewarded my trust by having his worst playoff series to date...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 397 reads 3 comments

  13. Steelers Snubbed in Power Rankings: Bring on the Pats!

    Steelers’ fans have been less than thrilled that many of the preseason power rankings do not have the Steelers where they belong. Worse yet, it is the hated Patriots that are typically being placed into that top slot...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 552 reads 17 comments

  14. Steelers Should Focus on Resigning Casey Hampton

    In the mid-90's, the Steelers were the only team in the league primarily running a 3-4 defensive scheme. Even up until a few years ago, you could count the number of teams running a 3-4 defensive scheme on one hand...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 532 reads 6 comments

  15. The Steelers as Super Heroes...and Super Villains

    There are now three months until the NFL preseason arrives. That gives us a whole lot of time to say nothing meaningful about NFL football while passing the time until the Detroit Lions can once again go undefeated over those four games...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 1,255 reads 10 comments

  16. Pittsburgh Penguins Looking To Vanquish The "Ovie"tals

    It seems like just yesterday when the Pittsburgh Penguins were on life support. They were buried in a deep two-game pit and stuck in overtime, a single goal away from playoff death...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 201 reads 3 comments

  17. The Steelers' D: In Search of a Worthy Name

    The 2008 version of the Steelers' defense was easily the best Steelers' defense in recent memory. I was a mini-mite member of Steelers' nation when they were riding their famed defense to their ...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 822 reads 23 comments

  18. The Steelers' MVP: All Hail the Wizard

    If I was asked to pick one most valuable person from the two Steelers' Super Bowl runs this decade, it would not be a hard choice...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 498 reads 4 comments

  19. Era of 3-4 Defense Has Arrived: Draft May Foreshadow Its End

    The 3-4 defense was largely dead by the 1990s in the NFL, pushed aside in favor of the 4-3 defense since it was thought to be stouter against the run...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 529 reads 15 comments

  20. The Steelers-Ravens Slugfest: NFL's Top Rivalry

    At the beginning of last season, the NFL's top rivalry was the Patriots-Colts. That matchup, featuring two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks and several playoff meetings, had captured the nation's attention...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 1,461 reads 29 comments

  21. Congress Should Keep Its Hands Off College Football

    The big news in college football this week was that Congress was holding hearings on the BCS with the design of forcing a Division I-A college playoff. While I’d love to see a college playoff, this is an outrage...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 105 reads 6 comments

  22. Pittsburgh Penguins in Deep Hole: Time to Start Climbing

    The Penguins lost the war of the hat tricks, a game for the ages in which the league's two biggest superstars went head to head and smashed everyone's already high expectations. The intensity of both Crosby and Ovechkin was scary at times...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  23. The 10 Best NFL Draft Picks of the Last Decade

    The 2009 draft is over. At least some fans in all 32 NFL cities are convinced that their teams have drafted the players they'll need to win the Super Bowl. In some cases, they may well be right...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 955 reads 9 comments

  24. Favreohrrhea On The Loose Again (Satire)

    While the H1N1 ("Swine Flu") virus is dominating the headlines, there is another illness that is even more malevolent once again on the loose. It is called Favreorrhea...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 56 reads 2 comments

  25. Steelers Achilles Heel Remains Intact: Will the OL Get It Done in 2009?

    After the draft and much of free-agency, we now have a very good idea of what the Steelers' offensive line will look like in 2009. And it will be close to exactly how it looked in 2008. The good news: That line was good enough to win the Super Bowl..

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about 5 years ago 428 reads 19 comments