1. Capitals—Penguins: Varlamov Robs Pens in Game One

    Game one of the NHL's dream matchup not only lived up to hype, it exceeded it. The league's two biggest names, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, played like superstars...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about over 5 years ago 59 reads 4 comments

  2. MWC Deserves Full BCS Status

    It is long past time for the NCAA college football power breakers to give the Mountain West Conference (MWC) a real seat at the table. The MWC should be added as a BCS conference...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about over 5 years ago 235 reads 8 comments

  3. My Worst Day as a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan

    Now that the Steelers' are at the top of the NFL where they belong, it is not quite as painful to look back on some of the games that have not gone quite the way we hoped...

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  4. Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Sign WR Shaun McDonald

    The Steelers reportedly signed former St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions wide receiver Shaun McDonald to a contract today, adding depth at wide receiver, a position that remained perilously thin even after the draft...

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  5. The 2004 Draft: The Legend of Ben Falls to Pittsburgh

    Since I haven't decompressed yet from NFL draft 2009, it is a good time to look back on the draft that reestablished the Steelers as a national power, the 2004 draft...

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  6. Al Davis Shocked to Learn Faster Receiver Was Available, Offers Trade (Satire)

    Sportswriter: So, you think you made the right choice drafting Darrius Heyward-Bey with the seventh overall pick of the draft? The move was almost universally condemned by the sportswriting community...

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  7. The 10 Greatest Moments in Pittsburgh Steelers Playoff History

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are the NFL's most storied franchise. They have captured a record six Lombardi trophies while making regular appearances in the NFL's post season...

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  8. Penguins-Capitals: Pittsburgh Draws Washington in Second Round

    The Pens and newly-minted permanent coach Dan Bylsma were almost heading to Boston. And then an 80-second Hurricane struck, leaving New Jersey in ruins and handing the NHL its dream matchup in Pittsburgh-Washington...

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  9. Looking at the 2004 NFL Draft Five Years Later

    Most experts say it takes at least three years to effectively evaluate a draft. Actually, five years is about the right time to evaluate a draft in terms of its overall impact to see which players boomed and which busted...

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  10. Pittsburgh Steelers Bidding Farewell To Larry Foote

    While this was a move that Steelers' fans have expected for months, I was sorry to hear that Foote was (or will be) released. Because they are butting up against the salary cap, this was a move that had to happen...

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  11. Belichick Executes Nefarious Draft Strategy to Perfection

    When Bill Belichick made his first trade of the 2009 draft, trading the Patriots' 23rd overall pick to the Ravens to move down three spots while grabbing their fifth round pick, little did the little people realize what he was really trying to do...

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  12. NFC Should Fear the Arizona Cardinals This Year

    Despite coming within a hair of winning the Super Bowl, the Arizona Cardinals have gotten little respect. Vegas rewarded their effort by putting them at 30/1 odds to win next year's Super Bowl, ...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about over 5 years ago 279 reads 9 comments

  13. The Pittsburgh Steelers Roster Is Loaded with Canton Potential

    Fast forward a few years into the future...say 2015. The Steelers have won two or, dare we dream, three more Super Bowls with the core of its current team...

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  14. AFC North Teams Have Great Draft

    While it is hard to evaluate a draft for at least two years, it appears that all four AFC North teams had successful drafts. I'll start with my hometown Steelers...

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  15. Pittsburgh Emerging As Sports Juggernaut

    In 1979, I was seven-years-old. It is a year I will never forget and some of my most vivid childhood memories date back to it. It was arguably the best year in Pittsburgh's storied sport history...

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  16. Look to the Top of The Draft To Find Today's Biggest Losers

    If there was ever a draft in which the deck was stacked against the teams picking at the top, it was this one. The Lions were stuck paying a quarterback who is far from a sure thing pick $41...

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  17. Hines Ward Earned Right To Finish Career in Black and Gold

    The NFL draft was not the only big news for the Steelers today. Hines Ward was signed to a cap-friendly five-year deal worth $22M that will likely ensure he ends his career wearing black and gold...

    Todd Fleming Written by Todd Fleming about over 5 years ago 289 reads 8 comments

  18. Flower Power Buries Flyers in First Round

    The Penguins rode the outstanding play of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury over the Flyers to win their series. Fleury is easily the most underrated Penguin. This is a guy who can absolutely take over a game...

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  19. Pittsburgh Steelers Add Depth To Defensive Line While Collecting More Picks

    As the first round winded down, a number of players the Steelers may have wanted were picked right in front of them. Steeler mock draft favorite, California center Alex Mack, went higher than expected to division rival Cleveland at 21...

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  20. Resigning James Harrison Keeps NFL's Most Feared Sack Duo Together

    The biggest news out of the Steelers in the weeks prior to the draft was the successful resigning of James Harrison to a big contract...

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  21. Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Likely to Surprise

    The second greatest day of the year for NFL football fans is fast approaching. This is the day when every fan believes their team landed the next set of NFL superstars, that the fifth ...

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