Articles by Michael K. Reynolds

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Win, Lose Or Draw

By Michael K. Reynolds Let’s face it. We used to laugh at teams who found themselves in the position the Pittsburgh Steelers are facing this weekend. Years past, at this last game of the season, we would have already had the AFC North wrapped up with maybe just the Baltimore Ravens nipping at our…


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All We Want For Christmas Is A Steelers Mulligan

By Michael K. Reynolds By the time the Pittsburgh Steelers play against the Green Bay Packers they will have a good chance of already being eliminated from the playoffs. Even with some help from others and a victory over the Packers it will only cause further indigestion over Christmas dinner for the Terrible Towel…


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High Draft Picks Are For Losers

By Michael K. Reynolds Should you cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cincinnati Bengals or hope they lay down in order to get a better position in the draft? Here’s your clue: High draft picks are for losers. Sure. You might end up with the number one overall draft pick and get winners…


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The Kids Are Alright

By Michael K. Reynolds Lost in the shuffle of the Tomlin Two-Step, the heart breaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens and the analysis and counter analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers fading playoffs hopes, there is one startling…and encouraging reality. The kids are alright. Slowly, a new generation of Steelers players are pushing their way…


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Can Cameron Heyward Return Kicks?

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a roll and hopes are high again which means for the time being everyone is playing nice-nice with the coaches. But that doesn’t mean we let them entirely off the hook, especially with a 5-6 record still looming. For there remain some real…


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Is Kelvin Beachum The Next Hines Ward?

By Michael K. Reynolds In 1998, using the second of their two third round draft picks, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected one of the greatest receivers in their gloried history. He was part receiver, part running back, with a dash of quarterback sprinkled in for good measure. He was Hines Ward, a tough as…


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Revenge Of The Busts

By Michael K. Reynolds During this resurgence of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who now have won five of their last seven games, much of the credit can be placed squarely on the shoulders of an unlikely group of players. In fact, the theme of the 2013 season may aptly be called, “The…


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The Longest Playoffs In Steelers History?

By Michael K. Reynolds Say what you want about this year’s edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but fans have much to be grateful for as we head toward Thanksgiving. Hope is still alive and the games still matter. Last week’s thrilling victory over the Detroit Lions essentially bought Steelers fans at least two…


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What If Ike Taylor Could Visit The Wizard Of Oz?

By Michael K. Reynolds Who was the most relieved guy in Pittsburgh last Sunday? Without a doubt it was Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor. Because had the Black and Gold failed to roar back against the Detroit Lions he would have been wearing the longest goat horns. Not so much for struggling in his efforts…


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Dare We Dream…The Impossible Dream?

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers played Motown this Sunday and what began as early game joy shifted dramatically into the same old broken record in the second quarter. It had Steelers Nation singing Marvin Gaye‘s rendition of “What’s Goin’ On?” and Smokey Robinson‘s “Tracks Of My Tears” as the Detroit Lions imposed their will….


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Lions In The Den And A Season On The Brink

By Michael K. Reynolds Hail mediocrity! The Pittsburgh Steelers couldn’t have picked a better season to be in transition. Err…I mean reloading. How else could you explain a 3-6 team still playing games heavy with playoff implications? In fact, the AFC in general and the AFC North in specific are so weak…


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Some Unsolicited PR Advice For Ben Roethlisberger

By Michael K Reynolds Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger requesting a trade away from the Pittsburgh Steelers? Like most fans in Steelers Nation, this Sunday news flash by reporter Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network struck through the heart as a dagger. But for me, as a longtime professional in marketing and…


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The Steelers Fan Survival Kit

By Michael K. Reynolds The Pittsburgh Steelers faithful are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory. It’s only halfway into the season and all appears lost. What now are we to do with these season tickets, of which we leveraged our home mortgage? And how painful is it to receive the bills…