1. Steelers vs. Eagles: Post-Game Thoughts and Observations from the Keystone Clash

    Pittsburgh Steelers fans want nothing more than to create a sea of yellow around their beloved team as it hoists the Lombardi Trophy this February. In a recent article , I warned fans not to overreact to the preseason...

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  2. Pittsburgh Steelers 2011-12 Predictions Update: Post-Lockout Picks for Each Game

    You can tell when autumn is around the corner. The morning air feels slightly cooler, morning dew rests on grass petals and Steelers fans start to become hyperactive for those hypocycloid-wearing warriors garbed in black and gold...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about almost 3 years ago 694 reads 4 comments

  3. Steelers vs. Eagles: A Tale of Two Beatdowns from Both Sides of Pennsylvania

    Tempered only by the boundary of being in opposite conferences, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles have a mini-rivalry that dates back to the days of ironmen like Chuck Bednarik and John Henry Johnson...

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  4. Pittsburgh Steelers Nation: Don't Overreact to the Preseason

    Every August, NFL fans look forward to the first sight of two different teams popping pads and being competitive, and Steelers fans' juices got to ooze a bit last night as the team ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about almost 3 years ago 2,397 reads 24 comments

  5. Pittsburgh Penguins' Top 5 Post-Lockout Free Agent Signings

    The era following the NHL lockout has been blissful for the Penguins , far removed from their finishes at the bottom of the Atlantic Division earlier in the century...

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  6. Ben Roethlisberger: 7 Reasons That 2011 Will Be His Greatest Season Ever

    Ben Roethlisberger is the type of quarterback who puts torque into Steelers fans' Terrible Towels, those yellow glory cloths twirling to rejoice his rare skills and abilities...

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  7. NFL 2011-12 Preseason Predictions: Which Teams Are Bound for Super Bowl XLVI?

    The NFL preseason promises many things: roster cuts, player development, untimely injuries, and conjecture...

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  8. Pittsburgh Steelers: Top 10 Most Entertaining Non-Championship Seasons

    For the most passionate Steelers fans, each season has a distinct identity. Every journey has a slightly different cast of characters, unique feel, and a timeless storyline that is forever etched into the annals of team history...

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  9. Ben Roethlisberger: More Than a QB and Certainly Better Than Michael Vick

    Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing. -Vince Lombardi If the perceptions and opinions of NFL fans are persuaded by anything, it's the statement above...

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  10. Pittsburgh Penguins 2011 Offseason Grade: The Real Free Agents of an A+ Summer

    From the unenlightened perspective, the summer of 2011 would seem like three months of stagnation for Pittsburgh hockey...

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  11. Steelers vs. Browns: Top 10 Worst Blowouts of an Old Rivalry Gone Lopsided

    In the past 12 seasons, fans garbed in black n' gold have waved their towels with fervor at both Heinz Field and Cleveland "Frowns" Stadium, unleashing a mock bark to match the Steelers ...

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  12. Peyton Manning Received Perfect Contract for a QB Both Overrated and Underrated

    Even in his prime, I never felt that Peyton Manning deserved to be the highest paid quarterback in football. I was wrong. My rationale was banal at best—other quarterbacks seemed to be more clutch...

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  13. Pittsburgh Steelers' Top 10 Most Intense Rivalries of the Super Bowl Era

    Every team has a distinguishable identity. The Steelers are a franchise with rich tradition, a framework established by the character and dedication of the Rooney family...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about 3 years ago 1,760 reads 9 comments

  14. Pirates vs. Braves: Egregious Blown Call Proof of MLB Need for NHL-Style Replay

    Last night, Pittsburgh Pirates fans paid honor to history into the wee hours of the morning, staying up through the witching hour only to witness sorcery at the most wicked level...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about 3 years ago 671 reads 1 comments

  15. New York Rangers: Key Additions and Being the Bad Guy Will Enhance 2011-12 NHL

    With an active July, the New York Rangers are preparing to enter the 2011 season as a heavyweight. And, like other franchises dubbed as villains in their respective sports, that's ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about 3 years ago 440 reads 4 comments

  16. Pittsburgh Steelers: What Should Be the Team's Top Concerns During Free Agency?

    With the upcoming start of free agency, the Pittsburgh Steelers have a luxury that many franchises cannot boast: stability...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about 3 years ago 663 reads 6 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ranking the Expectations for Every Steelers Rookie in 2011

    For every franchise, the annual NFL Draft is an exciting opportunity to cultivate team success for the seasons ahead, and Steelers fans have been spoiled by a number of fantastic selections...

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  18. Washington Capitals: Adding Tomas Vokoun Key to Potential Stanley Cup Journey

    The difference a goaltender can make is often underrated. The difference in the statistics between net-minders seems much more minimal than the reality between the numbers, and those ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about 3 years ago 430 reads 10 comments

  19. Pittsburgh Steelers: Top 10 Most Overblown Debates in Steelers History

    The history of the Pittsburgh Steelers , similar to the annals of other teams throughout NFL history, has seen a number of close calls, questionable decisions and unpredictable performances...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about 3 years ago 1,260 reads 10 comments

  20. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals: Top 10 Moments of Their Rivalry

    When the paths of two teams are as interwoven as the last two decades for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals , it's difficult to ignore the sentiment that destiny is ...

    Joshua Hayes Written by Joshua Hayes about 3 years ago 3,273 reads 4 comments

  21. Philadelphia Flyers Sign Ex-Pittsburgh Penguins: Will Buying 'Em Beat 'Em?

    Like the Washington Capitals of the late 1990s and early '00s, the Philadelphia Flyers ' signing of Jaromir Jagr has the feel of more than just a team addressing roster needs...

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  22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Is Hines Ward a Sure-Fire Hall of Fame Wide Receiver?

    Hines Ward entered the NFL in 1998, though it wasn't immediately apparent that the Pittsburgh Steelers had just drafted the most productive wide receiver in their illustrious history...

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  23. MLB Ballparks: A Ranking of the Coolest Feature of Every Stadium in Baseball

    This article ranks the coolest features of every MLB ballpark in ascending order, celebrating the iconic attributes that help give baseball's wide array of stadiums their unique identity...

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  24. The Pittsburgh Steelers Must Punish James Harrison to Maintain Team Integrity

    The Steelers' new-found fame for player misconduct began with something as pedestrian as a motorcycle ride and has escalated into alleged sexual assault allegations and chainsaw magazine interviews by James Harrison ...

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  25. NHL Free Agency 2011: The 5 Free Agents Who Should Most Consider Retirement

    Athletes spend the entirety of the first few decades of their lives training to be the elite of their fraternity, and for no better reason than a complete unawareness regarding life without their craft, they often cling onto their profession too long...

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