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All Hail Emperor Chaz! Coach Chuck Noll Built the Foundation for the Steelers Dynasty

All Hail Emperor Chaz!						Coach Chuck Noll Built the Foundation for the Steelers					Dynasty

Very few people throughout history have had the title “emperor” bestowed upon them—Augustus, Constantine, Napoleon—Chuck Noll. Although not a leader of a country, the late Steelers coach headed the Steelers nation and led his team to four Super Bowl victories, more than any other coach in NFL history. He held that title solely until 2015 when Patriots Coach Bill Belichick tied him with four championship […]

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“Pittsburgh Steelers” Greats and Their Fans Have Worn Ruts in the Road to Canton

“Pittsburgh Steelers" Greats and Their Fans Have Worn Ruts in the Road to Canton

To borrow a saying from the late great Pirates broadcaster Bob Prince, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ franchise is a classic example of Bob Prince’s sports maxim the “hidden vigorish.” According to Prince, the hidden vigorish, states that the more you lose the closer you come to winning. The Steelers’ franchise was founded in 1933, and during the years from their founding until 1972, the team did […]

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A House Divided . . . Means Great Football

A House Divided . . . Means Great Football

Penn State and Pitt Renew Their Rivalry The last time Pitt and Penn State met on the gridiron, John Paul II was pope and Bill Clinton was president. During that meeting on September 16, 2000, the Panthers defeated the Nittany Lions 12-0. On September 10, this rivalry will be renewed after a 16-year hiatus, when the teams will clash at Heinz Field for the first […]

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Pittsburgh-The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches

Pittsburgh-The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches

Pittsburgh-The Birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts Matches Since ancient times, men have been debating and fighting over who is the toughest guy around. In 1979, that age-old question was posed by two Pittsburgh-area men, Frank Caliguri and Bill Viola. Both men were accomplished martial artists and began pondering: Who would win in a match between Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, or Bruno Sammartino? That hypothetical question […]

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Penguins Trivia

Penguins Trivia

Being a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins back in the 1970s was not always easy. The team struggled on, and off, the ice, so much so that they became the butt of many jokes. I remember one particular joke told to me when the team was in financial straits: “I hear the Pens are moving to the Philippines. Yeah, they’re going to be called The Manila […]

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Some Not-So-Well-Known Steelers Facts and Trivia  

Some Not-So-Well-Known Steelers Facts and Trivia  

It is no secret that the Steelers have been the most successful franchise in the history of the NFL.  The numbers can do the talking, as the Steelers have six Super Bowl victories, more than any other team.  Everyone knows about the team’s recent successes under Mike Tomlin, as the Steelers are one of the perennial favorites to win the Super Bowl.  There are some […]

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Where to Sled Ride Around Pittsburgh

Where to Sled Ride Around Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, We Sled Ride We know Pittsburghers have a unique way of speaking. Apparently, even when it comes to describing having fun in the snow, Pittsburghers are a bit unusual. While it’s perfectly normal for people to go “sled riding” here when we get a snowfall, it seems that most of the country goes “sledding.” Whether you call it sled riding or sledding, there’s […]

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Pittsburgh Steelwheelers Keep on Rolling

Pittsburgh Steelwheelers Keep on Rolling

Liz Dunn, 25, had always been an active person. “I snowboarded and played soccer,” said the Warren, Pennsylvania native, and she still is even though a car accident five years ago left her with a spinal cord injury. On September 12, Liz will compete in her first 5K race — the 15th Annual President’s Challenge Run/Walk/Wheel, hosted by the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA). […]

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PNC Park: America’s Most Beautiful Park is Worth a Road Trip

PNC Park: America's Most Beautiful Park is Worth a Road Trip

PNC Park, the new home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, opened to rave reviews in 2001, and is still regarded as one of Major League Baseball’s premier fields.  PNC is the fifth home of the Pirates.  It combines the charm of Forbes Field, the team’s third home, with the scenic riverside location on the North Side of an even earlier venue, Exposition Park. After touring all […]

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Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Millvale Riverfront Trail and Park

Pittsburgh is well-known for steel, sports, higher education and medical facilities, but what many may not expect is the great beauty the city and surrounding communities have to offer.  A perfect way to explore this natural splendor is the Three Rivers Heritage Trail.  The trail, 24 miles in length, will wind you through various neighborhoods of the city along all three of Pittsburgh’s rivers.  Popular among […]

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