Daytona 500 Preview

By Brennen McCall, Guest Contributor It’s that time of year again. A new NASCAR season is upon us and the green flag will fall for the Great American Race. It’s the Super Bowl of stock-car racing. There is no offseason for NASCAR teams as they spend the winter months preparing their cars for the new year. The best equipment is

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Taillon’s Time in Pittsburgh Was Marred by Misfortune

By Joe Smeltzer Every notable Pirate that’s went somewhere else over the past several years has a different story. Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte left having reached their full potential. Pedro Alvarez and Josh Bell left showing flashes of greatness, and nothing else. Pitchers Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow left a system that failed them, and now… look at them.

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Penguins Post-Series Commentary (Capitals)

By COMON Network Team 1/17 – Pittburgh Penguins (1-2-0, 2 pts) 4 def. Washington Capitals (2-0-1, 5 pts) 3 in a shootout. The Penguins got their first win of the season via shootout against the Washington Capitals Sunday afternoon. After back-and-forth scoring and a very methodical overtime, the Penguins were able to overcome the Capitals after Jake Guentzel’s shootout goal and

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Steelers Postgame Commentary: Week 17 vs Browns

By COMON Network Team Final Score – Cleveland Browns (11-5) 24 def. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) 22 The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Cleveland sans Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Heyward, TJ Watt, Chris Boswell, Terrell Edmunds and Maurkice Pouncey, and also were without the services of Joe Haden due to a COVID situation that came about Saturday. At the end, a failed two-point conversion

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Possibility of Browns collapse makes an otherwise dull Sunday exciting

By Joe Smeltzer Don’t lie to yourself. You know why you care about the Steelers’ last regular season game, and it has nothing to do with the Steelers. A win probably won’t make a seventh Super Bowl ring any more likely, so don’t pretend that it would. Unless Mason Rudolph throws for about 400 yards or launches a football into

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Top 5 Pittsburgh Sports Moments of 2020

By Jack Hillgrove Ah, yes. 2020. Perhaps the most cliché year of our lifetimes if there is such a thing. Every once in a while I’ll come across the Match.com commercial where Satan meets up with a woman named “2020,” and I can’t help but laugh. In the most comical way, I think that is the perfect summary for how

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CAROLINE AIN’T SO SWEET: TIME FOR PITT TO DITCH SWEET CAROLINE (Part 2)

By David Haddad, Guest Contributor Unique stadium anthems have become a valuable calling card in American athletics, galvanizing fanbases before the 4th quarter, leading up to do-or-die defensive stands and after wins. These ballads that have become synonymous with their program’s successes and have deeply embedded themselves in the culture and brand of their respective institutions. They enhance the game-day

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Caroline Ain’t So Sweet: Time for Pitt to Ditch Sweet Caroline

By David Haddad, Guest Contributor Unique stadium anthems have become a valuable calling card in American athletics, galvanizing fanbases before the 4th quarter, leading up to do-or-die defensive stands and after wins. “Jump Around” at Wisconsin, “Dixieland Delight” at Bama and “Enter Sandman” at Virginia Tech are all examples of power ballads that have become synonymous with their program’s successes

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Pirates Deal Josh Bell to Washington Nationals

By COMON Network Team The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded first baseman and slugger Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals, reports say. Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was the first to break the news. The Pirates acquire two right-handed pitchers from the Nationals for Bell, according to Mackey and ESPN’s Jeff Passan, among others. The two hurlers are ranked No.

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Meeting With the Big Bad Chiefs Becoming Less and Less Likely

By Joe Smeltzer I don’t know when it started. But at some point, every Steelers fan from here to Prague decided that whatever happened in 2020 would lead into a heavyweight clash with the Kansas City Chiefs. Fans, even of the same team, disagree on many things. One thing everybody in this city has in common is a minor obsession

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Steelers Postgame Commentary: Week 14 vs Bills

By COMON Network Team Final Score – Buffalo Bills (10-3) 26 def. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) 15 After starting 11-0, the Pittsburgh Steelers have dropped two-straight games as they lost tonight to the Buffalo Bills 26-15, falling to 11-2 despite clinching a playoff spot earlier in the day by virtue of Miami’s loss to Kansas City. The Steelers drew first blood following

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Steelers Postgame Commentary: Week 13 vs Washington Football Team

By COMON Network Team Final Score – Washington Football Team (5-7) 23 def. Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1) The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost for the first time, falling to the Washington Football Team for the second loss in Heinz Field history after leading by 14 or more points at any point in the game. The Steelers struck first, with 10:33 remaining in the

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Bauer to the ‘Burgh : My official pitch for Trevor Bauer to sign with the Pirates

By Ryan Simpson In the latest episode of Trevor Bauer’s offseason blog, which every baseball fan should be watching, Bauer and his agent Rachel Luba talked about the MLB offseason. Bauer proposed several different ways that the MLB could “spice up” the offseason to be on par with the NBA’s. Agent Luba talks about the recent player grievances against teams

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Steelers Postgame Commentary: Week 12 vs Ravens

By COMON Network Team Final Score – Pittsburgh Steelers (11-0) 19 def. Baltimore Ravens (6-5) 14 Week 12’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers was finally played, and it may not have been the poetic justice Steelers’ fans were hoping for, but the Wednesday afternoon contest saw the Steelers win and move to 11-0. Pittsburgh, for the second-straight

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Five Biggest Steelers Thanksgiving Moments

By Donny Chedrick Steelers. Ravens. Thanksgiving. Prime time. Heinz Field. What could have been. Now we wait until Sunday at 1:15. However, I wrote this before the game got postponed so we are going to reminisce anyway. As the 10-0 Pittsburgh Steelers await the arrival of their division rival, we take a look back on a niche of Steelers’ history.

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Steelers Postgame Commentary – Week 6 vs Browns

By COMON Network Team Final Score – Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0) 38 def. Cleveland Browns (4-2) 7 For the first time since 1978, the Steelers are 5-0 after defeating the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field Sunday, stretching the Browns’ winless streak at Heinz Field out another year. After the Steelers started the scoring in the first quarter on the first drive of

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The Four NBA Teams That Qualified For the Conference Finals If It Was The Sopranos

By Sam Hixson, Guest Contributor The NBA is the world’s greatest reality TV show. Besides the actual sport being incredibly entertaining, the drama is consistent and widely publicized. COVID has forced people to revisit some of their favorite shows from over the years. The Sopranos has come back in a big way and now even has a lot of scenes

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Pitt Football Preview: Sept. 26 vs Louisville

By Dylan Mitchell, Capel Faithful Team There will be a top 25 matchup at Heinz Field this Saturday at noon *insert Paul Rudd ‘who would’ve thought’ meme*. The #21 Pittsburgh Panthers host the #24 Louisville Cardinals in a game that has major implications for both teams. Pitt will look to stay undefeated in what should be their toughest matchup until

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