2013 Sucked

Everything sucks: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 Time to set aside our December 31sts and look back at the year of suck. We've been doing this post annually because things are just bleak, my man. The ship of life is inevitably going down, we're all going to die and Ryan afsjhafs Succop denied […]


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The Steelers humiliated the Browns for a second time in 2013, then came within four inches of making an improbable playoff appearance. Yes, the same Steelers who opened the season 0-4 finished on an 8-4 run that saw them catch up to the rest of the middling AFC pack. This picture might haunt me forever: […]


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LOL the Steelers are still mathematically alive as we turn to week 16. That's prettty much way better than anyone expected following the 0-4 start from hell. That was us last week after winning in Cincy to keep this awkward 2013 season rolling. This week: 38-31 Steelers. Aaaaannndddd…the same can be said for now as […]


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LOL the Steelers are still mathematically alive as we turn to week 16. That's prettty much way better than anyone expected following the 0-4 start from hell. 30-20 Steelers. In a transition year, the Steelers can take their small victories knowing they beat each divisional foe. And this game, as redemption for the week twp […]


Late 90s Eastern Bloc Penguins Matryoshka

Argue about my inclusion of Czechoslovakia, part of my heritage, in the Eastern Bloc. In the super-late 90s, Mario Lemieux was in the midst of a pretty great and earned retirement while the team he previously (and futuristically) played for looked to a different group to lead the Penguins to victory. Much of the Firepower […]


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I used a picture above from one of the happier moments of the Dolphins game because that's how I always want to remember Troy Polamalu. Just those moments of pure inerta, in that nothing on this planet has a chance at stopping you from the finish line. Tory was no doubt punishing himself over not […]


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There are a number of reasons why I waited four days to publish a recap of the Steelers' most recent game against the Baltimore Ravens while the football-mad readers likely gorged on the post-game writeups at some of my more immediate colleagues like so much stuffing and turkey. To start, there was the loss itself, […]


The Steelers’ Bobby Layne in Just an Insane Photograph

To be fair, QB Bobby Layne, (then) of the Steelers, is far from the only one in this incredible LIFE Magazine photograph from 1961. Photographer Ralph Morse was able to get every starting QB in the league together for a once-in-a-lifetime shot. But since this is a Pittsburgh sports blog, we gotta focus on what […]


Rob Scuderi’s Sense of Humor Will Make You Smile and Cry

The Pittsburgh Penguins have played 25 games so far in the 2013-14 season. Former longtime-Penguin Rob Scuderi was featured in the first 11 games of the season in his return from a four-year stint in Los Angeles, but he has now missed 14-straight games with a broken ankle. That ankle required surgery, and Scuds is […]


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The Steelers humiliated the Browns. 27-11 Steelers. That barely-there introductory "paragraph" is indicitive of not only how irrelevant the Browns were in this game, but also how quickly it must be forgotten with a huge Thanksgiving Day tilt against the Ravens looming in a few days. We're getting right into this because we're already close […]


Big Ben’s Epic Split

Last week, Volvo unveiled an incredible commercial for their new truck Dynamic Steering technology featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme performing a split between two backwards-moving vehicles. I loved it, you loved it and everyone in the world has pretty much clicked or watched. It is truly one of the best videos ever filmed, advertisement or not. […]


Now Justin Bieber is Trying to Infect the Pirates. Dang It.

We've caught that little tool Justin Bieber wearing Steelers hats twice, both in early 2012 (1, 2). Since that time, the Steelers have gone a combined 12-14…8-8 in 2012 and 4-6 to this point in the 2013 season. I blame him entirely for the mediocrity. Big things happened this past fall with the Pittsburgh Pirates […]


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The Steelers gave up 27 points in a quarter and won. Despite giving up 27 points in a 15-minute span, the Steelers won a football game. The Steelers overcame a 27-point second quarter Detroit outburst to win a football game. DUDE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THAT STEELERS WIN?! 37-27 Steelers What I'm […]