Articles by Michael K. Reynolds

Steelers Spin: Week Fourteen Rants And Ramblings

Meat is back on the menu following the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat of the New York Giants last week 24-14 in impressive fashion. It was only a few weeks ago when Steelers fans were singing despondent (and decidedly pitchy) versions of “The Thrill Is Gone”. After all, their Super Bowl hopeful…


Steelers Spin: Week Thirteen Rants And Ramblings

Steelers Nation is feeling better nourished after a double Holiday helping of victories last week by their beloved, but befuddling team who turkey-throttled both the Indianapolis Colts 28-7 and the Cleveland Browns 24-9. It was the perfect antidote to seasonal depression as the Steelers were an undeniably underwhelming 4-5 team…


Steelers Spin: Week Twelve Rants And Ramblings

Long after we’ve traveled over Three Rivers and through the woods to grandmother’s house, and following the annual ritual where in five minutes families consume eighteen hours worth of cooking, and even as the tryptophan is drawing us bleary eyed to the couch, Steelers Nation will get their just desserts…


Steelers Spin: Week Eleven Rants And Ramblings

There is a warming, beckoning light ahead in the fog. Never before has a city so downtrodden, so hard on its luck, so defeated—been able to look ahead to a Sunday with grander hope and expectation. That city, of course, is Cleveland…and yes the Browns have a chance to turn…


Steelers Spin: Week Ten Rants And Ramblings

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses. Yes…an apt descriptor of the fading lantern drawing Steelers Nation as their beloved team limps home following a dismal trifecta of losses to the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and…most regrettably…the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. This is not your father’s Pittsburgh…


Steelers Spin: Week Nine Rants And Ramblings

It’s a familiar, hackneyed script in a B-movie, a sequel with a worn out storyline, heading to a big screen near you as the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the 3-4 Baltimore Ravens in the latest rerun of this former smash hit National Football League rivalry. The Steelers are coming off…


Steelers Spin: Week Seven Rants And Ramblings

Last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers marched into Miami with their Super Bowl script in hand, only to have the game play out as a Shakespearean tragedy with a miserable 15-30 loss against the, then, 1-4 Dolphins. In truth, it was yet again a tale told by an idiot, full of…


Steelers Spin: Week Six Rants And Ramblings

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into Miami to face the Dolphins on Sunday with the anticipated outcome to be all sunshine and beaches. So why does something smell fishy? It’s that familiarly sheepish mood of Steelers Nation regarding games against 1-4 foes like the Dolphins that inspire a collective baaaaaddd feeling…


Steelers Spin: Week Five Rants And Ramblings

A 43-14 tomahawking of the Kansas City Chiefs last week proved to be the perfect antacid for the Pittsburgh Steelers following their Philadelphia-induced heartburn the week prior. Their home matchup this weekend against the New York Jets will be the opening act of three game tour of the AFC East…


Steelers Spin: Week Four Rants And Ramblings

The first quarter of the NFL regular season is about to close for the Pittsburgh Steelers and today’s Sunday Night special against the Kansas City Chiefs will either bring back the Super Bowl drumbeat for the Black and Gold or will drift expectations in the direction of mediocrity. The Chiefs…


Steelers Spin: Week Three Rants And Ramblings

The battle of the Keystone State rages today featuring a matchup between a sparkle-eyed rookie and a grizzled veteran as the Pittsburgh Steelers face the upstart Philadelphia Eagles. Many in the City of Brotherly Love are hoping new sensation Carson Wentz will be the most successful rookie quarterback since Ben…


Steelers Spin: Week Two Rants And Ramblings

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their much anticipated Sunday showdown with the Cincinnati Bengals with full, sparking, molten metal following their 38-16 season opening smackdown of the Washington Redskins. Not only was the victory over Washington impressive, it reversed a disturbing pattern of slow season starts for Coach Mike Tomlin’s…


Steelers Spin: 2016 Season Crystal Ball Edition

September hails the dawning of a new Super Bowl era for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rise of another decade of post season brilliance will be launched with the kickoff Monday night against the Washington Redskins in front of a national audience. After dabbling in the uncertain waters of mediocrity the…


Steelers Spin: Analysis Of Preseason Week Three

The last significant preseason game is in the books with the Pittsburgh Steelers handling the New Orleans Saints handily by a score of 27-14. What was learned is the Steelers offense is Super Bowl worthy, its back-up quarterback is back in good graces with the fan base and the defense…


Steelers Spin: Analysis of Preseason Week Two

Following the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, the 2016 Pittsburgh Steelers are owners of a 0-2 preseason record having been collectively outscored 17-47. So…Coach Mike Tomlin. Your team has four turnovers in the first half, two of your best offensive players are facing drug suspensions, your back-up quarterback has his…