| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:30 AM
There’s been a startling amount of talk about the aging of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, a unit that surrendered the fewest points last season and boasts the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in strong safety Troy Polamalu.
The media has often...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Houston Texans defensive end turned outside linebacker Mario Williams will be the marquee free agent this offseason not named Peyton Manning. (Interesting side note: The Texans drafted Williams No. 1 overall in part due to Manning’s presence in...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:56 PM
NFL Team Report - Pittsburgh Steelers - INSIDE SLANT
The NFL will not dock the Pittsburgh Steelers a 2014 draft pick because of the incident involving coach Mike Tomlin in the Thanksgiving night game against the Ravens in Baltimore, the team announced...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:13 AM
SOMERSET — The Lincoln County football team fell short in its bid to beat unbeaten Pulaski County.
The second-ranked Maroons charged past the visiting Patriots in the second half Friday to keep their undefeated record intact and claim a 61-35...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
There is a good chance that at some point this year Pittsburgh's center/quarterback exchange will be between guys named Legursky and Gradkowski.
Not the star-studded, yet oft-inured combination — Maurkice Pouncey and Ben Roethlisberger...
| Aug 4, 2011
Bubba Smith, a former All-Pro football player turned actor and commercial pitchman who delighted TV viewers by wrenching off the tops of "easy-opening cans" of beer, was found dead Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
| Feb 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Mike Tomlin inherited a team one year removed from a Super Bowl championship. The franchise quarterback was 24, the incomparable safety 25, the fan base Labrador loyal.
Nice work if you can get it, the antithesis of the typical coaching transition ...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 1:27 PM
PITTSBURGH -- If this were high school football, it would have seemed the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing a junior varsity game Sunday.
The defense was missing three Pro Bowl players in end Aaron Smith (foot), nose tackle Casey Hampton (shoulder) and...
| Dec 30, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva "Obama's Army'' remains on active reserve duty, according to the findings of a Pew Research Center survey. And many of the troops are waiting for their text-message assignments. Many of those who were active in the campaign......
| Feb 3, 2009
Superbowl Sunday commercials are always a big deal for advertisers, who spend millions for each spot. But this year, one of the more popular commercials came from two unemployed amateurs.
Tia Parks really like yesterdays Doritos commercial saying,...
| Jan 30, 2009
One year after the Patriots [team stats]' pursuit of perfection was extinguished by the Giants, the Super Bowl is once again upon us.
This season's Super Bowl XLIII matchup of the Steelers and Cardinals is nowhere near as sexy and is unlikely to approach...