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It's not very often that a Steelers season ends with a last-second playoff loss and most fans are satisfied.

Historically, when a team gives up a fourth-quarter lead that costs them a chance to play in the AFC Championship game, there are a lot of ticked off fans.

03/03/2016 - 20:00
Tony DeFazio
Last Sunday morning, just hours after one of the wildest playoff wins in team history, Steelers fans were at their pretentious best.

Steelers Nation wants the NFL to suspend Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, ban him or at least throw darts at his likeness in bars throughout the Steel City.

01/10/2016 - 10:52
Tony DeFazio
Neil Walker is, by all accounts, a hell of a guy. He's a very good baseball player too. And now he'll play for the New York Mets. And that’s not a big deal. It's not a reason to feel bad for Neil. It's certainly not a tragedy.

Nor is it a reason for Pirates' fans—or Walker, for that matter—to feel somehow “betrayed” by an act of treachery.

12/10/2015 - 14:05
Tony DeFazio
The 2015 Pitt Panthers were an improved football team, but hardly a great one. Much of the praise heaped upon Pat Narduzzi and his staff for Pitt’s 8-4 regular season comes in light of extremely low expectations given the program's recent past.

On the other end of the state, the Temple Owls have earned a No. 20 AP ranking and an East Division title in the American Athletic Conference with a 10-2 record.

12/02/2015 - 23:15
Tony DeFazio
Neil Walker’s contract expires after the 2016 season. The Pirates second baseman is due for a big raise in arbitration this offseason, likely to $10 million.

Signing him to a long-term extension will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $12-$15 million annually -- perhaps as much as $18 million.

11/13/2015 - 11:20
Tony DeFazio
The Backyard Brawl is back, even if it’s not for another seven years. When the West Virginia Mountaineers take the field in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2022, the players that will be freshmen on those teams are mere sixth-graders now.

Many probably haven’t even started to play organized football yet. Nevertheless, it’s a good thing that the rivalry will continue, at least for four season from 2022-2025.

11/09/2015 - 18:16
Tony DeFazio
Conversations about the Pittsburgh Pirates are very different nowadays.

“Ownership is cheap, the GM is stupid and the manager doesn't know what he's doing. They strike out too much, they can't run the bases and they still don't have a first baseman.”

09/15/2015 - 10:48
Tony DeFazio
The Steelers started the offseason by signing franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a significant contact extension. A day before training camp opened, they capped the offseason by extending the contract of general manger Kevin Colbert.

In between those two moves, they signed defensive lineman Cameron Heyward to a six-year contract and extended head coach Mike Tomlin's deal another two seasons.

08/02/2015 - 21:17
Tony DeFazio
After a slow start to the recruiting season, things have picked up for new Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi.

Five high school seniors-to-be gave verbal commitments to Nadruzzi in a seven-day span last month, including a four-star wide receiver from Ohio and a Virginia linebacker who chose the Panthers ove

07/15/2015 - 10:33
Tony DeFazio
Imagine this potentially disastrous scenario for the Pirates pitching staff: Veteran A.J. Burnett starts pitching like he's 38-years-old. That's it. That's the entire scenario.

Every other pitcher performs to their prior standards, but Burnett—who has been absolutely fantastic thus far in 2015—simply starts to show his age and pitch like the vast majority of 38-year-old m

06/12/2015 - 14:16
Tony DeFazio
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Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
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