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Pittsburgh Steelers Mourn the Loss of Legend Chuck Noll
June 14th, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Friday was a sad day in Pittsburgh and across the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Steeler Nation lost another one of their all-time greats, as Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll passed away at his Sewickley home. Prior to his passing, the 82-year-old former coach had been under a...

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Great Jerome Bettis Again a Hall of Fame Finalist
January 11th, 2014 at 10:58 PM
The Pro Hall of Fame has announced 15 finalists that will have a chance to be selected as members of the class of 2014 and that list has a few ties to the Pittsburgh Steelers. While running back Jerome Bettis is close to the hearts of many fans, he is...

Jerome Bettis Expanding His Business Ties with the Pittsburgh Community
June 22nd, 2013 at 6:24 PM
True legends from the Pittsburgh Steelers always seem to find their way into business in the city. Future Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis is no different. Already the owner of Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 in the shadows of Heinz Field, Bettis is about to expand his culinary repertoire.***PHOTO1***On...

Pittsburgh Steelers Say Goodbye to Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene
May 6th, 2013 at 9:51 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers front office said goodbye to a legend on Monday when Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene stepped down from his position in the personnel department. The 66-year old Greene has spent the past nine seasons as a special assistant to general manager Kevin Colbert working in...

Pittsburgh Steelers Great Jerome Bettis Passed Over for Hall of Fame Enshrinement
February 2nd, 2013 at 10:08 PM
The Pro Hall of Fame has finally announced the class of 2013. For some, their selection was long overdue, and for others, the wait will continue for at least one more year. Unfortunately, the latter is the case for Pittsburgh Steelers great Jerome Bettis, who was again passed over for enshrinement.***PHOTO1***Bettis,...

Retired Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Hines Ward Target of an Extortion Attempt
October 19th, 2012 at 11:13 PM
As fans waited for news to break from Friday’s Pittsburgh Steelers practice, some were reminded of the darker side of the NFL, as some salacious news broke involving a past Steelers star. While many of the details have not been released, a man was arrested after attempting to blackmail retired...

Pittsburgh Steelers Say Goodbye to Four Members of Their Super Bowl XL Championship Team
August 5th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers said goodbye to four members of their Super Bowl XL Championship team on Friday night in Latrobe, ending an era that will never be forgotten by Steeler Nation. These former pro bowlers, Joey Porter, Willie Parker, Aaron Smith and Marvel Smith, all have different legacies within the...

The Pro-Football Hall of Fame Welcomes Two More Pittsburgh Steelers to Canton
August 3rd, 2012 at 5:33 PM
Jack Butler and Dermontti Dawson have given the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise  some of their best years playing in black and yellow, both men had Pro-Bowl season and now they honor the franchise even more by being inducted into the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame.***PHOTO1***All you need to say about...

Pittsburgh Steelers Say Goodbye to Slash as Kordell Stewart Retires from the NFL
May 30th, 2012 at 9:45 PM
On a day when 24-year old cornerback Asher Allen of the Minnesota Vikings surprised many by announcing he was retiring from the NFL due to the concussions he has suffered, it was actually a different retirement that raised eyebrows and was possibly even more shocking. Today at the team facility, former...

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw Talks America, Trends and Memory Loss
May 6th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Many former Pittsburgh Steelers have changed professions and developed into successful businessmen, none more so than Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw, who has always had a hot-and-cold relationship with SteelerNation, may be the most successful former player in any business arena. ***PHOTO1*** While many know him as the strong-armed...

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers, a Matchup of Two of the Game’s Great Franchises
December 13th, 2011 at 10:58 PM
This Monday night a 10-3 Pittsburgh Steelers team will travel to historic Candlestick Park to take on the 10-3 San Francisco 49ers.  Two very good teams and possibly a historic game in the making, but more importantly, a matchup of two of the greatest franchises in NFL history. More than just...

A Brief History of the AFC North
November 23rd, 2011 at 12:34 AM
As currently stands the Baltimore Ravens are leading the AFC North by head-to-head tie breaker over the Pittsburgh Steelers, both at 7-3.  The Cincinnati Bengals are in third place at 6-4 and the Cleveland Browns are bringing up the rear with a 4-6 record.  With stats and records being over-scrutinized...

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Defensive Backfield Isn’t That Bad
November 11th, 2011 at 7:57 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive backfield isn’t very good. It has been said often and for a long time. Since the days of a young Deshea Townsend, Dewayne Washington, and Chad Scott, good Steeler teams and their successful defenses have had defensive backs that no fan seemed happy with. Ask any...

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Brett Keisel is a Defensive End and Folk Hero
November 4th, 2011 at 9:09 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Brett Keisel looks like he belongs in the wilderness. This giant of a man draws back his imaginary bow after tearing a quarterback to the ground and you can’t help but feel terrible for the beasts that he hunts down during the offseason. Can you imagine seeing...

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacking Core Has Been Devastated by Injuries
November 1st, 2011 at 9:33 PM
The most fabled position for the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise is the linebacker spot.  The Steelers have been assembling great defenses and producing all-pro linebackers for several decades from the likes of Jack Ham and Jack Lambert to Greg Lloyd and Kevin Greene to the current likes of Lamarr Woodley and...

Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown is Only Getting Better
October 28th, 2011 at 6:47 PM
***PHOTO1***Antonio Brown stands at 5’10” 186 pounds, and is hardly an imposing figure. Impact players his size are normally the fastest players on the team, but there is no way that he could beat Mike Wallace in a 40 yard dash. Impact players are rarely considered the third or even fourth receiver...

The Pittsburgh Steelers Pass Their Way to Victory Over the Arizona Cardinals
October 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was the star in the 32-20 week seven victory over the Arizona Cardinals with 361 yards and three touchdowns on 26 of 39 passing.  The Steelers defense came out quick and fierce, pressuring quarterback Kevin Kolb with two sacks and an interception and stuffing the...

The Pittsburgh Steelers are Special Even in Losses
October 7th, 2011 at 8:01 PM
No book is so good that it silences critics. No movie is without disappointed theater goers. No girlfriend is so good looking that on a confident day you don’t eventually think to yourself, “Maybe I can get a hotter one.” Nothing is so good that it is beyond reprisal and...

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher Nominated for Hall of Fame
September 30th, 2011 at 5:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher was announced on Wednesday as one of the 103 candidates for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. This is the first year of Cowher's eligibility for induction. Cowher was hired as the Steelers head coach in 1992 and coached there until he retired...

A Response: is Troy Polamalu Too Easy to Forget?
August 25th, 2011 at 5:23 PM
The Franchise Tag is made for a player like Troy Polamalu. He is injury prone and aging, but still the finest strong safety in the NFL. Giving him the salary average of the five highest players at his position is a bargain and devoid of commitment. The Steelers need to...