1. 5 Things I Learned After NFL Week 6

    With Week 6 of the NFL season in the books, there are already plenty of storylines to read into—the perceived New York Jets quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez ...

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  2. NFL Retrospective: Will Dan Marino Get Overlooked by History?

    5,084. That's how many yards Dan Marino threw for in 1984. It was an NFL record until both Drew Brees and Tom Brady surpassed the mark in 2011, and it was a record that once was considered all but untouchable...

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  3. Are Troy Polamalu's Best Days Behind Him?

    As a Pittsburgh native, I have been geographically endowed with two blessings: Primanti Bros. and a perennially great Pittsburgh Steelers defense...

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  4. Pittsburgh Pirates: How Contrast Behind the Plate Has Led to Team's Success

    Faced with the the classic dilemma of playing the seasoned veteran or the young up-and-comer, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has done a great job at finding a healthy balance of ...

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  5. NFL: The Hoosier State Welcomes the Long-Term Effects of the Super Bowl

    Aside from the great story lines within the game that this year's Giants-Patriots Super Bowl provides, the host city of Indianapolis, and more widely, the state of Indiana will ...

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  6. Pittsburgh Steelers: Is It Time to Start Panicking?

    Trailing to the Houston Texans 10-0 at halftime on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers played one of their most uninspired halves of football in recent memory...

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  7. NASCAR: Why Fans Love to Hate Kyle Busch

    I'm what you would consider an extremely casual NASCAR fan. I don't watch any more racing than what I see late at night on SportsCenter ...

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  8. MLB News: 5 Things the Pittsburgh Pirates Need to Tell Fans

    With the Milwaukee Brewers running away with the NL Central and the Pirates seven games under .500, it's looking more and more like the Pirates will once again turn in a losing season...

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  9. Jered Weaver: The $85 Million Man

    After signing Jered Weaver to a five-year, $85 million deal over the weekend, the Angels have shown their confidence in Weaver as a staff ace, and a commitment to keeping their own...

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  10. Jim Thome's Legacy Will Be Overshadowed by Steroids Era

    Could you name the seven players in Major League Baseball history who are in the 600 Home Run Club? Probably not off the top of your head, but they are: Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey, Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa...

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  11. 2011 Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons To Think Twice Before Drafting Peyton Manning

    Peyton Manning is undeniably among the most elite quarterbacks to ever play the position and before his career is over, could conceivably be the greatest quarterback of all time...

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  12. 2011 Heisman Hopefuls

    The Heisman Trophy is undoubtedly the most prestigious individual sports achievement in our country. You could make arguments for other championship trophies and awards, but none carry the same weight that the almighty Heisman does...

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  13. MLB Predictions: Are the Pittsburgh Pirates About to Fizzle Out?

    I'm starting to get that sinking feeling again. I don't know if it's because of the fashion that the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pirates in Philly this past weekend, but if ...

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  14. 2011 NFL Predictions: Cam Newton's Completion Percentage Just Went Up

    No rookie will have more eyes on him this year than the Carolina Panthers ' number one overall pick, 2010 Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton. We all know he's going to take his lumps...

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  15. Breaking Down the Eight Toughest Games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011

    In the always highly-contested AFC North, the perennial powerhouse Pittsburgh Steelers will look to repeat as conference champions in 2011 and earn their second Super Bowl under the direction of Head Coach Mike Tomlin ...

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  16. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Should Sign Tiki Barber

    Four years removed from the NFL and Tiki Barber has decided to put the ol' jockstrap back on. I don't know if there is much genuine interest around the league for a 35-year-old ...

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  17. Pittsburgh Pirates: Buccos GM Neal Huntington Can't Be Afraid to Act

    Sitting around with several friends last night, we got into the same discussion that has been ongoing in every living room in Pittsburgh and every Pirates fan's home...

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  18. 10 MLB Players in Need of a Change in Scenery

    Player turnover is perpetuated every season thanks to the trade deadline and free agency. It's part of the culture of the business of baseball...

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  19. Pittsburgh Pirates: 5 Players the Pirates Need to Target to Win the NL Central

    For the first time in 18 seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates are on the cusp of attaining a winning record. For Pittsburgh Pirates fans, a mediocre season record of 82-80 would bring ...

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  20. The Elder Statesmen of Baseball: The Top Five over 35

    The players who are featured on this list are guys I grew up watching and collecting their baseball cards. They are the first crop of players that I remember from the first year they started playing to the the point that they are in their careers now...

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  21. The Top 10 Leading Candidates for the NL MVP

    With the dog days of August on the horizon, let us pause and reflect on the outstanding performances by some of the games best so far this 2011 MLB Season...

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  22. Pittsburgh Pirates: The Best Is Yet to Come in the Second Half

    Here we are in the middle of July talking about the Pittsburgh Pirates and their level of play again. This year however, we’re talking about how exceptional the ball club has been...

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