Troy Polamalu Retires

“Good luck putting this one into words” -the universe, at Steeler writers last night. The man, the myth, the legend, Troy Polamalu has announced his retirement from the NFL. It’s been a long time coming, as Troy has started to slow down in his last few seasons, to the point where he actually played football […]

Le’Veon Bell Suspended 3 Games

Word came down today that Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell will be suspended 3 games to start the season after his arrest for a DUI during the preseason last year. LeGarrette Blount got one game for the same incident. I don’t mind that Blount got a lesser sentence than Bell. I think it’s stupid that in […]

Steelers Re-Sign Darrius Heyward-Bey For Some Reason

The Steelers have announced a one-year contract agreement with Darrius “Oh I forgot about him, did he play last year?” Heyward-Bey. Behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, and Martavis Bryant, DHB figures to only really play on special teams. But you have a 6″2′ guy, known more for his speed than his hands, and the Steelers […]

Steelers Re-Sign James Harrison- What Does It Mean?

It looks like James Harrison will be finishing his career in black and gold for sure this time. Announced Sunday afternoon was the signing of the 37-year-old linebacker to a two-year contact. There are a couple of takeaways here. First: The Steelers are completely barren at outside linebacker. Sunday morning, the depth chart consisted of […]

Villanova and Notre Dame Highlight NCAA Tourney Openers in Pittsburgh

The Consol Energy Center will be a host for the first and second rounds of both the Midwest and East regions of the NCAA Tournament, and included in the six games that will be played there is the No. 1 seed Villanova Wildcats. According to, the first session of NCAA Tournament tickets with Villanova, […]

Steelers Finally Extend Ben Roethlisberger

The Steelers have locked up their franchise quarterback through the 2019 season, per everyone on the internet and I’m not going to bother linking a source. After questionably handing all the money to Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen last summer, the Steelers did right by the team’s most important player and gave him the chance […]

Jason Worilds Retires at 27

File this one under “Well, that was unexpected.” Astute readers (all three of you!) may notice that I haven’t written anything since Dick LeBeau departed the Steelers. Part of that is because it’s been difficult to enjoy football lately. The bad guys won the Super Bowl, the Steelers look ready to dismantle their entire veteran […]

Bruins at Penguins Most Expensive Game This Week at Consol Energy Center

The Consol Energy Center is not only home to the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, it also features some of the top performing talent to come through the Steel City. The premiere concert venue in the city of Pittsburgh often plays host to some of the nation’s biggest musical, comedy and performing arts acts. Here’s a highlight […]

Combating Post-Playoff Ennui

Easily the most pretentious blog title I’ve written so far. You may have heard, but the Steelers were eliminated from the postseason last week. I haven’t talked about it here yet, firstly because it’s always a good idea to give it some time before reflecting on the end of a season, and secondly because this […]

Save Us, Ben Tate!

This is Ben Tate. After a hard-fought season, the Pittsburgh Steelers may enter January depending on him for half of their offense. That is… less than ideal. There are two things I know for sure about running backs: You can find a serviceable one anywhere, and special ones are very hard to find. Le’Veon Bell […]

AFC North Champions. STEELERS WIN.

We were wrong about this team. We were all wrong, in the best way. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the AFC North champions with an 11-5 record. They will host the rival Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night at Heinz Field. I think that means the regular season was… entirely successful. Huh. Really didn’t see that one […]

Climbing The Ranks. STEELERS WIN.

Does anyone else feel weird about liking this team? They had us primed early in the season for a phenomenally bad year, but a couple months later they control their own destiny en route to the playoffs. I’m still starting to come to terms with the idea that the 2014 Steelers can be competitive, and […]