Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Many NFL players just try to stay healthy until the regular season starts.
Is it too much to ask to have your top three draft picks healthy for the regular season? How 'bout just one of them? Although their second-round pick, offensive tackle Mike Adams, has seemingly recovered from his preseason knee injury, the Pittsburgh Steelers may be without first-round guard David DeCastro and third-round linebacker Sean Spence for at least a large part of the 2012 regular season after DeCastro and Spence both suffered serious knee injuries during the NFL's mandatory four-game preseason. Debates over the value of preseason games when the injury risks associated with them are weighed in have waged for years among football fans, and a rash of injuries to promising young Steelers this preseason has gotten many Pittsburghers …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Steelers will start preseason play in 2012 without the Pro Bowl receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to replace much of their depth and leadership from a year ago. Gone are Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Chris Hoke and Hines Ward and their combined eight Super Bowl titles, 12 AFC championships, five All-Pro honors, seven Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl MVP trophy. And joining that list of ex-Steelers could be Mike Wallace, another player with an appearance in both a Super and Pro bowl. Wallace's all-star year came just a season ago, as he led the Steelers with 72 receptions, almost 1,200 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches—six more than fellow Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, who was signed to a $42.5-million contract extension through the 2017 season on July 27, this year. Wallace is in a contract …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Nike, the NFL's new uniform supplier, unveils its new line of player garb featuring shape-retaining fabric and a trimmer fit.
Trimmer fit. Vibrant colors. New necklines and fabric. Nike and the NFL say these additions will improve—but won't drastically change the appearance of—NFL players who will wear its new line of uniforms this season. The sports gear maker called on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and players from the league's 31 other teams to model new uniforms Tuesday when it unveiled them in New York. Nike became the league's official provider of apparel this week. As with most of the other NFL teams, the Steelers' beloved black-and-gold striped jersey will not look much different when the team resumes play this fall. The most noticeable difference? The placement of the Nike "swoosh" logo, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Most…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday marked the beginning of 'The Year of the Fan' events and festivities.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Hey Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane friends: Are you ready for some football? Because the Pittsburgh Steelers unveiled plans Monday for events to celebrate the team's 80th season, “The Year of the Fan,” as well as a logo commemorating the 80 seasons (1933-2012). This is the beginning of a myriad of events and festivities that will celebrate the legacy of the team, its players and its fans. The Steelers Fan Image Season Ticket Design Contest gives fans a chance to be on the face of Steelers’ tickets for the 2012 season. Now through Friday, April 20, Steelers’ fans can submit a 15-second video on Steelers.com with their three words about, “My Pittsburgh Steelers.” On Monday, April 23, 80 finalists will be announced. The 10 grand prize …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The winner could go to the 2012 Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
The Bud Light Fan Camp is coming to Greentree on Saturday and football fans can prove their mettle in a variety of Bud Light-themed challenges. The winner will receive a trip to the 2012 Pro Bowl in Honolulu, on Jan. 29, where they will compete for the title of Bud Light Fan Camp Champ. At this rather unorthodox football competition, teams of four people (two men and two women) will kick footballs through inflatable uprights, try to hit passing targets, catch footballs launched from a cannon, play a game of flag football and even flaunt their skills in Madden NFL 12. The Bud Light Fan Camp's stop in Pittsburgh—at the Greentree SportsPlex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday—is one of 60 stops nationwide. Teams will earn points during each …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
"It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package." — Dennis Gilfoyle, President of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring a raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the Golden Ticket. Junior Achievement has assembled an prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Sept. 1—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions (except where noted): Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 31 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," President of Junior Achievement Dennis Gilfoyle said. Each ticket has four four-digit numbers on it, meaning that each ticket has…