Derek Reed

Derek Reed

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I was born in Sewickley, PA in 1986 and lived around the area my whole life which would explain my love for Pittsburgh and it's sports. I'm a proud alumni of Kent State University and absolutly L-O-V-E-D it.. I recommend KSU to anyone who wants to have the greatest four years of their lives while of course getting a great education. These are my favorite teams....

NFL - Pittsburgh Steelers
MLB - Pittsburgh Pirates
NHL - Pittsburgh Penguins
NCAA - Kent State Golden Flashes
NBA - ....no one really
SOCCER - Chelsea F.C.

I'm a hometown/home state loyalist but I'm not your average armchair quarterback. I've played football and baseball in high school and am usually involved in outdoor activities

Let me know what you think about my views. If you agree with me, great. If you disagree with me, even better! I'm all about rivalries.

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  • John Sobocinski posted 1716 days ago

    John Sobocinski

    Derek, you have great taste in your sports teams! I have to admit that I'm a Phillies fan but I've always liked the Pirates as my second team. In fact, during the 70's I almost liked the Pirates more because of players like Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Dave Parker. Keep up the good work on this site!

    John

  • Chris Murphy posted 1717 days ago

    Chris Murphy

    I would like to see Notre Dame be the other team even though they are far too afraid to do so, since it would take away from their high and mighty persona. Mizzou would be the other obvious team to join.

  • Paul Sievers posted 1719 days ago

    Paul Sievers

    Hi Derek,

    Idealy (and I think I speak for most Pitt fans on this) Mizzou would go Big 10, TCU Big 12 and the Big East is left alone. If it is going to be a Big East team I'd like to see it be Pitt because the Big East might not survive losing Pitt/Rutgers/Cuse.

    As far as rivalries go, some Pitt fans still consider PSU their main rival even though they don't play. I personally reserve more hatred for WVU and I'd imagine it would take a few years for me to muster up the same feelings towards PSU. My guess is PSU would eventually become our main rival though WVU and ND would still be huge games as well.

  • Ivan Bliminse posted 1952 days ago

     Ivan Bliminse

    I just published an article on the Five Plays That Lead To Steelers Success. Check it out and leave me some feedback. I'd love to hear what you think!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/176015-five-plays-that-lead-to-steelers-success

  • Nick Signorelli posted 1955 days ago

    Nick Signorelli

    Why the 2005 Steelers are my all time favorite team, and always will be!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/173295-2004-pittsburgh-steelers-one-for-the-thumb-finally

    I would love if you could take a few minutes and read, comment if you would like to.

    Thanks,
    Nick

  • Kimberley Nash posted 1957 days ago

    Kimberley Nash

    Hey Derek! Thanks for becoming a fan, man, I appreciate that and I look forward to reading more of your articles here on B/R. I am a fan of the Steelers and a good friend of mine has some fam from around your way in Sewickley.

    As for my Braves, well, they continue to break my heart now--if that's any consolation to you at all =8).

  • TJ Jenkins posted 1960 days ago

    TJ Jenkins

    Just finished an article about how the AFC North's rivalries impact the teams playoff chances.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/170229-the-afc-north-bitter-rivalries-fuel-playoff-runs

  • Nick Signorelli posted 1960 days ago

    Nick Signorelli

    As everyone else is, I am applying for the CBSSport job for the Steelers. I wrote an article about how I grew up a Steeler fan.
    If you could, take a look and feel free to comment if you would like.

    Thanks,
    Nick

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/169537-bleeding-black-and-gold-since-birth-a-life-long-steeler-fans-story

  • Stephen Meyer posted 1962 days ago

    Stephen  Meyer

    Hey Derek,

    Lou Gehrig has somehow been forgotten amongst the game’s immortals, even though he was possibly even more of a reason for the success of Ruth’s 1927 Yankees. Read about the quiet, forgotten leader of “Murderer’s Row,” Henry Lou Gehrig.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/167924-lou-gehrig-remembering-the-quiet-forgotten-leader-of-murderers-row?just_published=1

    Thanks in advance!

    -Stephen (Heartbeat of the Bronx)

  • Nino Colla posted 1970 days ago

    Nino Colla

    I don't see why a winning record isn't at least attainable. Paul Maholm has me believing, and it looks like Duke is back in form. Can't argue with some of the names in their pen and if they get decent pitching from the rest, they could do it. I'm a big believer in pitcher and they seem to have enough.. Or at least more than Milwaukee and Houston.

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