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Steelers Art Rooney II Makes South Park Debut Wednesday Night

In case you missed the very entertaining season premier of South Park Wednesday night, you can now view it online in its entirety. In this episode, the South Park kids name their new start-up company after the Washington Redskins and you can probably imagine how things go from there. Nothing is off limits in this […]

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League’s Fumbling Of Ray Rice Punishment Puts NFLPA In An Awkward Position

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the NFL Players’ Association have filed an appeal against the indefinite suspension that the league has imposed upon him following the release of footage showing him striking his now-wife Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator back in February. Some might question how the NFLPA could ever stand […]

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John Mara, Art Rooney To Oversee Investigation Of Handling Of Ray Rice Case

According to release put out Wednesday evening by the NFL, the league has announced that they have hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to investigate the league’s pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. The investigation, which will reportedly be overseen by New York Giants owner John Mara […]

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Steelers Unveil Chuck Noll Commemorative Helmet Decal

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be wearing a decal on their helmets throughout the 2014 season to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away June 13 at the age of 82, and they have now released an image of it. “We wanted to do something,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II, “and after we […]

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Contract Extension For Steelers CB Cortez Allen Still Not Imminent

A week from Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field in their 2014 regular season opener and at that time the organization will more than likely stop negotiating contracts with players that are entering the final year of their current deal. The most obvious player that fits the criteria of […]

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Steelers Art Rooney II Concerned About Increase In Penalties

The NFL referees have surely gotten their points of emphasis across so far during the preseason and in doing so it’s made several of the exhibition games even harder to watch than they normal are. Will the points of emphasis be relaxed a little bit once the regular season starts? Steelers team president Art Rooney […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Roster Cuts, Analytics, Tomlin Presser & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 10 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I start this show off by talking about the first round of roster cuts made Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers. We go player by player and talk about why they were waived and it what it might mean for several other players still on the […]

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Paying Homage To Joe Greene

By Beth Myncin The City of Champions, Sixburgh, Blitzburgh or whatever “name” you have for the city of Pittsburgh, it is a place surrounded by the remembrance of our sports greats. Coming into Pittsburgh International Airport, one of the first things you will notice is the large Franco Harris statue welcoming you to the city. […]

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Steelers To Retire Joe Greene’s No. 75 This Season

During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II announced that the team will retire the No. 75 jersey this year to honor Hall of Fame defensive lineman Joe Greene. Green’s number will be just the second one retired by the Steelers in the history of the franchise. Ernie Stautner, who […]

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2014 Steelers Training Camp: Move-In Day Recap

Training camp move-in day for the Pittsburgh Steelers went off without a hitch on Friday and for the most part, nothing really earth-shattering happened. Early in the day, Bob Labriola reported that team president Art Rooney II told him that a contract extension for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will have to wait until next offseason. Rooney […]

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Won’t Get Contract Extension Until Next Offseason

It’s going to be next offseason before Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger gets a contract extension, but he and his agent have both been informed about that decision and both appear to be on board with it. “I met with Ben shortly before we did the Maurkice Pouncey signing (in the middle of June) just […]

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Art Rooney II Talks About Advantages Of Joint Training Camp Practices With Bills

It’s been roughly 20 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers last participated in joint practices with another team during training camp, but that will change this year when they host the Buffalo Bills for two practices at Saint Vincent College in the middle of August. On Tuesday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was asked about […]

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Steelers Will Wear Helmet Decal To Honor Chuck Noll In 2014

According to Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II the team will wear a decal bearing the initials of former head Chuck Noll on their helmets during the entire 2014 season. Rooney made the announcement during a Tuesday interview on Steelers Nation Radio. Noll passed away on June 14 at the age of 82. He […]

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Many Former Steelers Have ‘Come Home’ In Recent Years

In case you were living under a rock yesterday, you should know by now that former Miami Heat forward (slash hypothetical tight end slash wide receiver) LeBron James chose to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers, rather than signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reportedly, there were tensions due to the fact that the team already had Le’Veon […]

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Todd Haley Putting His Imprint On The Offense

Even before the Pittsburgh Steelers actually hired Todd Haley to be their offensive coordinator, there were already doubts and theories about ulterior motives for the team’s interest in the former head coach who was recently out of a job. The Steelers were just doing him a favor by giving him an interview, in the hopes […]

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Steelers Considering Wearing Patch Or Decal In 2014 To Honor Chuck Noll

On the Monday morning edition of “NFL AM” on the NFL Network, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II indicated that the organization is considering wearing a separate jersey patch or decal in 2014 to honor former head coach Chuck Noll, who passed away Friday evening at the age of 82. .@steelers President Art Rooney […]

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Art Rooney II Thinks Steelers Will Appear On Hard Knocks Sooner Or Later

Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II was interviewed Wednesday morning at the Veritix Sports Facilities & Franchises 2014 and Ticketing Symposium that is taking place at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh and he might have dropped a hint as to whether or not his team will be the subject matter this year on […]

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Steelers Countdown Series Highlights Importance Of Finding ‘Steelers Players’

The Pittsburgh Steelers website posted the second episode of “Countdown”, their behind the draft series, yesterday, which documents the process the team went through from the conclusion of the season and up to the draft. While the majority of the content is fairly layman in nature that more faithful observers of the sport—like those who […]

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Dan Rooney Sr. Given Lifetime Achievement Award

In addition to the six Lombardi Trophies that he gets to look at every day, Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Sr. probably has quite a collection of other awards that he has been given over the decades. Wednesday evening, Dan Rooney added another prestigious one to that collection as he was given the Sports Business […]

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3,000 Seats To Be Added To Heinz Field For 2015 Season

Heinz Field will have room for 3,000 more Terrible Towel twirlers in 2015. In a statement released Monday on Steelers.com, team president Art Rooney II announced the expansion news, “We are pleased that an agreement with the SEA has been reached that will allow for the expansion of Heinz Field in the South Plaza. With […]

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Kevin Colbert Takes Center Stage On Draft Day

When the 2014 draft is over and done with, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will recede back into his lair, and we won’t hear much from him until the season is over and the roster rebuilding process starts over in 2015. For the next few days, however, he’ll be center stage as his offseason […]

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Do Recent Struggles Merit A Change In Draft Strategy?

Last week, Andy Benoit of Monday Morning Quarterback posted an article entitled “Time for a New Approach in Pittsburgh?”, regarding the team’s draft strategy, particularly since general manager Kevin Colbert has been in charge. He writes in the article that “the most interesting team to watch in this year’s draft will be the Steelers. Come […]

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One Steelers Beat Writer Thinks Team Has Moved On From DE Brett Keisel For Good

It doesn’t appear as though veteran free agent defensive end Brett Keisel has had many suitors so far this offseason and one local beat writer wrote on Wednesday that he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved on from the bearded one for good. “I do not think that is their intention,” wrote Gerry Dulac of […]

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Tomlin: Emphasis In Today’s NFL Is Sub-Package Football

We currently find ourselves at the critical mass of the front office’s media exposure during the early portions of the offseason leading up to the draft. Especially this week at the annual Owner’s Meetings, we seem to be hearing from head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert, or even owner Art Rooney II on […]

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Timing Of Contract Extension For Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Still Up In The Air

Earlier in the offseason, Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II said that while the contract of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could be extended this offseason, there’s no guarantee that it will get done until next offseason. On Sunday at the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, FL, general manager Kevin Colbert reiterated what his boss said […]

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League’s ‘Tomlingate’ Circus Finally Comes To The Only Appropriate End

Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II passed along word yesterday that the team would not be forced to forfeit a draft pick as a result of the on-field incident last season that saw head coach Mike Tomlin step into the field of play during a kickoff return by Jacoby Jones against the Baltimore Ravens. Of […]

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