Lunch with Tunch-n-Wolf, nothing could be better.
These two old friends came in together as back-to-back draft picks, fifth round and sixth, in 1980. They played shoulder to shoulder through much of the 1980s. They remain side by side a generation later, on radio broadcasts for their talk show or Steelers games — though WDVE-FM puts Tunch Ilkin in the booth and Craig Wolfley on the sideline. They are the Hope and Crosby, the Martin and Lewis, the Penn and Teller (except talkative) of the Steelers and NFL.
So closely aligned were they as guard and tackle, so close they remain, that their names become pronounced as one.
First, there was the band Steppenwolf. Now there’s Tunch-n-Wolf, side by side in a booth at Sauce — the splendid eatery around the corner from Wolf’s old Bridgeville gym.
Wolf had one of the specialty burgers, Tunch a chicken-marsala special, and the interviewer about four bites of a chicken quesadilla because he was too busy asking questions and then taking copious...