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  1. Chuck Noll, 1932-2014

    Robert Mays

    Chuck Noll, the architect and leader of the 1970s Steelers' dynasty, died at his home in suburban Pittsburgh on Friday night. He was 82 years old. Like most NFL fans still in their twenties, I knew Noll mostly from watching NFL Films and...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Remember the Alamo

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for 386 total yards as the no. 10 Ducks routed the Texas Longhorns, 30-7, in the final game of Mack Brown's Te...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Fernandez Mania in Miami

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out becoming more mosquito bite than man, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez shut down fellow NL Rookie of the Year candidate Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-2 victory...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  4. Sifting Through What's Left of the NFL's Free-Agent Heap

    Robert Mays

    The first few days of NFL free agency are a jumble of names, rumors, and fan delusion (mostly the fan delusion). No matter how many times we see a team win a Super Bowl on the back of solid drafting and player development, early March always becomes ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  5. Which Matchups Are Kryptonite for NFL Playoff Contenders?

    Bill Barnwell

    The modern NFL is a game of matchups. Since the salary cap and the spread of strategic concepts throughout the league prevent a team from dominating the way that the 1980s Niners or the early-'90s Cowboys did, just about every team in football has on...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  6. The Immaculate Reception, Franco Harris, the Pittsburgh Steelers,...

    Kim Gamble

    How one man nabbed the most coveted piece of NFL memorabilia from the clutches of history.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  7. About Last Weekend: You Don't Mess With Bama

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Facing a hostile road crowd, AJ McCarron led no. 1 Alabama on a game-winning drive, completing the winning touchdown pass with 51 seconds remaining...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  8. Schrödinger's Refs: A Halfhearted Audit of the 2011 NFL Officials...

    Dermot Hunt

    The Titans are trailing by 25 points, deep in the third quarter, when they score a touchdown. The extra point is converted, the onside kick is well-executed, and the opposing team flubs the catch. Players fling themselves at the loose ball from all d...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  9. Five Up, Five Down From Day 1 of the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    Slapping a grade on an NFL draft the day after it happens is dumb. Slapping grades on teams in the middle of the draft? Well, that's even dumber. Everyone knows this, but we still write and read draft-grade articles at any possible time of draft refl...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  10. Free Agent Preview: Mike Wallace

    Bill Barnwell

    NFL free agency is all about value. Anyone in the NFL can spend money, but good organizations succeed in the marketplace by identifying players who will produce more value than their contractual demands suggest; in other words, guys who are better th...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  11. Swimming with the Sharps: NFL Over/Unders

    Erin Rynning

    Hey you, yeah you with all the disposable income. You know what stimulates the economy? Casual sports gambling! But we're not throwing you in the deep end without some floaties, here. The Triangle has contracted one of Vegas' most astute handicappers...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  12. Bad Quarterback League Scorecard: Whoa, Caleb Hanie

    David Jacoby

    Don't buy into the hype. Week 15 wasn't shocking. It wasn't crazy. It wasn't weird. It was normal. It is completely modus operandi in the NFL for good teams to lose (Green Bay Packers), bad teams to win (Indianapolis Colts), and the greatest quarterb...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 13

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous & the Flops," we mine the annals of futility to find comparable games for some of the week's worst performances. Which quarterback nearly beat out Blaine Gabbert for the least accurate game of the season? Which pair of el...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  14. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 12

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's edition of "The Fabulous and the Flops," we identify the player who needs to accompany Ndamukong Suh to image-revamping school, show some love to the young talent who is making the absence of a major star seem like nothing, and basical...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  15. The Fabulous & the Flops of Week 10

    Bill Barnwell

    In this week's "The Fabulous and the Flops," we've got our usual mix of praise and scorn. In our look at the numbers and storylines coming out of this weekend's game, we find a coach who's messing around like he wants to be fired, a group of overmatc...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  16. Don't Fear The Reaper: In Defense Of Ryan Clark

    Chris Ryan

    "Oh, that guy is dead." I say that pretty much every time I watch the Steelers play. Almost without fail, it comes after Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark has blown up an opposing receiver. Sometimes the opposing player gets up quickly. Sometimes slowl...

    Blog | November 10, 2011