Articles by Michael K. Reynolds

Steelers Spin: Jagged Little Edge

As the Pittsburgh Steelers begin their 2018 playoff journey in the NFL divisional round there is concern among the faithful that their first bend in the road will have a jagged little edge. After all, the team they are facing, the Jacksonville Jaguars, were one of the few teams to…


Steelers Spin: Couch Surfing

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their 2017 regular season with a remarkable 13-3 record. This was following an unremarkable performance as they barely eked out a 28-24 victory against the victory-less Cleveland Browns. This wasn’t a particularly unsurprising result with the Steelers sitting out their stars, including most notably Ben…


Steelers Spin: Controversial Ending

Leave it to the 2017 version of the exhilarating and perplexing Pittsburgh Steelers. They just gave a Texas-sized walloping to the Houston Texans on Christmas Day which allowed them to clinch a bye in the playoffs while adding to their impressive 12-3 regular season record. But they managed to do…


Steelers Spin: Rebuilding A Championship Run

That unmistakable gushing sound you hear is the wind rushing out of the Pittsburgh Steelers championship balloon following one of the most disappointing losses in the team’s history by a score of 24-27 to the New England Patriots in the NFL’s game of the year. Sadly, defeats by the Patriots…


Steelers Spin: Patriotic Fervor

The Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl playoff run is upon us. Win this one and the odds of raising a Lombardi Trophy in 2018 grow exponentially. The New England Patriots, their deflated balls, and all of their sophisticated video surveillance are on their way to Heinz Field and their coaches and…


Steelers Spin: Purple Haze

The Sunday night matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens is one of the strangest ever in the storied rivalry. It will be played with somewhat of a purple haze engulfing it. First of all, the game doesn’t hold its typical historic significance for the AFC North. Usually,…


Steelers Spin: Still Earning Their Stripes

As the Pittsburgh Steelers emerge through the tunnel under the bright lights, big city of Cincinnati at the start of Monday Night Football, make no mistake about it, this is a champion-to-be with its training wheels still firmly in place. The biggest question for Pittsburgh on Monday by both Bocephus…


Steelers Spin: Lord Of The Rings

With an impressive 8-2 record coming into Sunday Night’s game against the Green Bay Packers, the Pittsburgh Steelers are well on their way to reasserting themselves as the NFL’s Lord of the Rings. Will Pittsburgh be able to triumphantly declare this season as the Return of the King when it…


Steelers Spin: Who Stole My Crunch Berries?

The weekend hangover from a Thursday Night Football game is like looking down to your bowl of cereal and in deep disappointment realizing you ate all of your Crunch Berries already. All you have left is plain old Cap’n Crunch. No Pittsburgh Steelers games this weekend? Sigh. Yet, following a…


Steelers Spin: Back In The Saddle Again

After a bye week that spanned across all eternity for a football starving Steelers Nation, meat is back on the menu as Pittsburgh faces the reeling Indianapolis Colts. They’re back…they’re back in the saddle again! The Colts are missing their franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck and are limping and bruised,…


Steelers Spin: Bye, Bye Blues

They walk aimlessly through the streets of desolation; their minds lifeless, their bodies dragging, without purpose, or even without a pulse. Are we describing the filming of the next episode of the Walking Dead? No. It’s Steelers Nation during a Bye Week. The horror. The horror. I mean, if they are…


Steelers’ Spin: Into The Lions’ Den

The Pittsburgh Steelers declawed the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 29-14 last week and now seek to make kitty cats out of the Detroit Lions in a Sunday Night showdown. Although boasting a 5-2 record as they approach the halfway point of the 2017 season, the big question is…


Steelers Spin: Eye Of The Tiger

After tomahawking the formerly undefeated Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 19-13, the Pittsburgh Steelers now face a home division matchup against the resurgent and Bye-rested Cincinnati Bengals. You better believe the Bengals, who are 2-3 in a season where they are celebrating 50 years of…well something…will be considering this…


Steelers Spin: Remembrance Of Things Past

After the Jacksonville Jaguars mauled the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 30-9 in front of a Black and Gold home crowd growing increasingly restless, questions are beginning to surface about team’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Questions like: “Dude, did you really just throw the ball to the other guys FIVE TIMES?”…


Steelers Spin: Already A Long Strange Trip

Four games in the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 campaign and already what a long strange trip it’s been. After demolishing the dreaded Ravens in Baltimore by a crab cracking score of 26-9, the team returns back home where they can patch their bones before taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers are…