1. Ambassador Rooney, the NFL Needs You for a New CBA More Than Ireland Does

    Thursday is L-day for the NFL— as in "lockout." The CBA expires and it is widely expected that the NFL owners, who just wrapped up a last-minute meeting, will lock out the players...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 299 reads 6 comments

  2. Super Bowl 2011: Hines Ward Could Retire If the Pittsburgh Steelers Win

    What a bittersweet moment we could see in Dallas if the Steelers win. Just like the "Bus" before him, if the Steelers win the Super Bowl will we see Hines Ward call it a day on his legendary, Hall of Fame career? I think so...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 1,655 reads 3 comments

  3. Ben Roethlisberger Is a Better Quarterback Than Tom Brady, and Here Is Why

    What's the difference between these two QBs? Well, the obvious answer is one has hair extensions and one doesn't. One is married to a supermodel, and the other isn't. One has three Super Bowl rings and the other only two (for now)...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 12,730 reads 574 comments

  4. Vikings v. Bears: Warning To Commissioner Goodell About Cold Weather Super Bowls

    Watching the frigid Vikings-Bears Monday night game tonight I could only think about how much I would hate going to a Super Bowl if I had to sit in the stands in those kinds of conditions...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 145 reads 1 comments

  5. Pittsburgh Steelers Defense Without Troy Polamalu, Jets Win; Any Questions?

    If anyone needed any confirmation of how important Troy Polamalu is to the Pittsburgh Steelers today's game against the NY Jets should give you all you need...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 2,104 reads 56 comments

  6. Ben Roethlisberger: Marked Man Gets No Protection From NFL Referees

    If it weren't so dangerous, it would border on the hysterical. When are the NFL referees going to enforce the rules against defensive players taking head shots against Ben Roethlisberger...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 1,722 reads 55 comments

  7. Steelers, Ravens, Bengals: My AFC North Predictions Revisited

    Last spring I stuck my neck out and made my predictions for what I thought would be the first three teams in the AFC North. Here are my Steeler s, Raven s and Bengals predictions...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 1,378 reads 5 comments

  8. Ben Roethlisberger: The Greatest Warrior QB Ever To Play in the NFL

    I am still all fired up after watching that thrilling Steelers win against the Ravens . Troy, Woodley, Harrison, Farrior, etc. all came up big...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 1,393 reads 47 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers: The Softest 8-3 Team in the NFL

    Twelve weeks into the NFL season the Steelers sport a gaudy 8-3 record. Good enough for the last wild card slot if the playoffs began next week...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 3 years ago 1,614 reads 111 comments

  10. NFL Stands 4 Not For Linebackers: League Is Going To Make Football a Sissy Game

    The list of legendary NFL linebackers is packed with names like Nitschke, Butkus, Lambert and Taylor, Today players like Ray Lewis ,James Harrison and Brian Urlacher walk in the footsteps of these giants...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about almost 4 years ago 751 reads 26 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Steelers Won't Win Running a "Prevent Offense" with Charlie Batch

    I am amazed at the supposedly smart people who are making the case for Charlie Batch to be the starting quarterback for the Steelers now that Byron Leftwich is hurt and Ben is out for only four games...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about almost 4 years ago 1,575 reads 105 comments

  12. Roethlisberger: It Doesn't Matter Who Plays QB If It's Not Him

    I was so disgusted after watching almost three quarters of the Steelers-Bronco game tonight that I would rather write this article than suffer through the rest. The third pre-season game is usually where a lot of questions are answered...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about almost 4 years ago 779 reads 57 comments

  13. Help Wanted: Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Lineman Who Can Block

    NFL team seeking large, warm bodies who can get a body on a defensive player, extending the life of backfield teammates. Experience preferred, but not required. Only resumes with photos will be considered...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about 4 years ago 1,197 reads 59 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin, Start Dennis Dixon, Not Byron Leftwich

    An open letter to Coach Mike Tomlin to change his mind and do what is best for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Start Dennis Dixon for the four games Ben Roethlisberger will miss, not Byron Leftwich...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about 4 years ago 4,915 reads 115 comments

  15. If The Pittsburgh Steelers Go 4-0, Does Ben Roethlisberger Start Week 5?

    I was reading an interview of Mike Tomlin in SportingNews recently, when an interesting thought occurred to me...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 1,483 reads 137 comments

  16. 2010 NFL Preview: Cincinnati Bengals Can't Beat Tough Schedule, Go 8-8

    It's not that the Bengals are a bad team. On the contrary, they may be more talented than ever. It is not the curse of the Bungles either that has them not putting together back-to-back winning seasons in 28 years...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 1,213 reads 82 comments

  17. 2010 NFL Preview: Ravens Go 12-4, Finish Second in AFC North

    The Baltimore Ravens have made some great moves this off-season to really improve the team. Like their arch rivals the Steelers, anyone who thinks the Ravens are just another great "D" are in for a big surprise...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 2,760 reads 51 comments

  18. The Pittsburgh Steelers will Go 13-3 in 2010 and Here Is How

    Here is a week by week breakdown of how the Steelers will finish 2010 with a 13-3 record and squeak by the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC North. They will have the best record in the AFC...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 5,254 reads 203 comments

  19. Is Dennis Dixon the Real Deal? It's Time To Find Out

    When I first realized that we were going to play some games without Ben Roethlisberger, I was actually eagerly anticipating seeing Dennis Dixon step up...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 1,026 reads 68 comments

  20. Steelers Needed To Draft for This Year, Not Three Years from Now

    The Steelers are generally known as an organization that drafts the best available athletes to plug holes in the team a few years in the future...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 233 reads 38 comments

  21. Tired Of Big Ben, How About Stewart, Brister Or Tommy Gun?

    OK, let me say up front, Ben's behavior in Georgia was immature, immoral and wrong. I don't condone it. But for all of you Steeler fans howling to ride Ben out of town on a rail let ...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 219 reads 4 comments

  22. Limas Sweed Is the Big Winner In the Santonio Holmes Affair

    Lost amid all of the ruckus around Big Ben and the exile of Santonio Holmes is the fact that this could be the best thing that ever happened to Limas Sweed. With Sweed we only had issues with his on field behavior...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 576 reads 0 comments

  23. What Did The Milledgeville Incident Really Cost Ben Roethlisberger?

    The town of Milledgeville seems like a nice, sleepy little town in the middle of Georgia. They are not used to the kind of media spotlight that this whole affair brought down on them...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 164 reads 4 comments

  24. Bad Karma Haunts Colts In Losing The Super Bowl To The Saints

    What comes around, goes around. In their quest for the Super Bowl, the Colts turned away from a chance at football immortality with a perfect season. The football gods took their revenge tonight...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 314 reads 3 comments

  25. Steelers Offensive Line Report Card

    Let's face it, the Steelers offensive line was one of the weak links on the team this year. Special teams and the defensive backfield were not great either. But you can't blame 50 sacks all on Ben holding the ball too long...

    Alan Shimel Written by Alan Shimel about over 4 years ago 969 reads 25 comments