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Worst Of The Worst: Top Five Terrible Decisions In Steelers’ History

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ history is full of memorable wins, players, and performances. This mini-series is about none of that. This is about the total opposite. The individual games you wish you could forget or never see anything as atrocious again. And for as long at the Steelers have been playing,…


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Putting A Face On The Rooney Rule

Teryl Austin, graduate of Pittsburgh, born in Sharon, PA, has been a coach for nearly half of his 51-year existence, beginning as a graduate assistant at Penn State in 1991. By 2003, he cracked the NFL barrier, landing with the Seahawks as their defensive backs coach. He was the Ravens’…







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Jason Whitlock’s Claim Media Coddles Mike Tomlin Due To Race Is Non-Starter

It seemed an all too common opinion that the greatest attribute possessed by Viking defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin heading into his interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the recently—and rarely—vacant head coaching position was the fact that he was black. After all, the Rooney Rule, named after then Steelers president…


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Steelers Rapid Fire Conclusions: 2015 Week Thirteen

Meat is back on the menu again as the Pittsburgh Steelers served their fan base with a Primanti Brothers-sized portion of domination in their 45-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. And as the fellowship of the Super Bowl ring advances into the final quarter of the 2015 season, the winter…


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Steelers’ Ownership Ranked Second In The NFL

As it comes as no surprise to you, the Rooney family is widely believed to be one of the best ownerships in football. The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson only helped confirm that today in his editorial, ranking all 32 owners in the league. He placed Dan Rooney second on the…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers Linebacker

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…


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Ledyard/Kozora: Greatest Steelers DT

Another series, a collaborative one, to take you through the remaining weeks of the offseason. Jon Ledyard and I will pick a side in choosing the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers at each position. Tell us who is right and who won the debate – those don’t have to be the same…


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Ex-Steelers’ WR Randle El Has New Calling In Life

When head coach Bill Cowher was hired by the Steelers in 1992, he made a vow to owner Dan Rooney that he would bring that elusive “one for the thumb” back to the Steel City. Even though the wait was long at 14 years, he delivered as promised, as his…


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Soccer Will Get Its First Rooney Rule

The Rooney Rule has been established in the NFL since 2003 and now, England’s Football League is proposing to follow suit. The proposal would require clubs to interview at least one certified “black, Asian and minority candidate” in their hiring process. Earlier this year, Dan Rooney sat down in an…