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Steelers Land 8 Players on the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team

Oh I suppose you could make arguments for more and you’d have a hard time arguing but the Pittsburgh Steelers still landed eight players on the NFL’s “Golden Team” as the leagues celebrates its’ 50th playing of the Super Bowl. The Steelers selected are in BOLD. Here is the offense: QB Joe Montana (SF), RBs Tony Dorsett (DAL), Franco Harris (PIT), WRs Lynn Swann (PIT), Jerry...
Via Steel City Blitz
14 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Heisman Trophy winners on Super Bowl rosters

Nineteen players who won the Heisman Trophy in college have gone on to make it to a Super Bowl in the NFL (though not all would see playing time in the game). How many can you name? Clue given is the Super Bowl(s) and NFL team(s). An asterisk (*) indicates a Super Bowl MVP award for the player.
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL safety Tyler Sash found to have advanced stages of CTE

Former New York Giants safety Tyler Sash was found dead Labor Day weekend after apparently overdosing on painkillers. He was just 27 years old and two years removed from playing in the NFL. Following Sash’s death, his brother had indicated that the former Iowa star suffered at least five concussions during his 16 years of playing football. Now comes this alarming report from Boston...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys Flashback: The Dallas Cowboys culture

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Cowboys were my first team.  Why?  Because they were the Cowboys.  Tony Dorsett...
Via cover32
16 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Heisman Trophy winners who won a nat'l championship in the same season

Only 14 Heisman Trophy winners have gone on to win a national championship in the same season. How many can you name?
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Flashback: Super Bowl facts

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit To take Dallas Cowboys fans minds off the 2015 season, for today’s Dallas Cowboys...
Via cover32
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

On Monday nights, Steve Hirdt takes note of everything

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) There are many moments that Steve Hirdt can remember in exact detail. For example, there's the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 of the 2006 NL Championship Series. Every play of that inning is etched into his memory, every event remembered with absolute precision. Then again, he's a New York Mets fan and still laments them not trying to have Tom Glavine...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt vs Navy Military Bowl Game Notes

PITTSBURGH (8-4) vs. #21/22 NAVY (10-2) MILITARY BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN December 28, 2015 • 2:30 p.m., ET Annapolis, Md. • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (34,000/FieldTurf) PITT BOWL GUIDE LINK (PDF): Pitt Military Bowl Media Guide Pitt’s ‘pump-up’ for this season… Here is “The Journey “- the “pump-up’ to Navy’s  2015 season… GAME STORYLINES...
Via Pitt Blather
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the top ten all-time leaders in playoff rushing yards

Who are the all-time leaders in playoff rushing yards in the NFL? Stats do not include the 2015-16 NFL playoffs.
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: LeSean McCoy ‘s unexpected path to Buffalo

On Dec. 28, 2014, LeSean McCoy finished another season with the Philadelphia Eagles with a victory over the New York Giants rushing for 99 yards. After the game LeSean McCoy became the first Eagles tailback to rush for 1,300 yards three times. He wouldn’t get the chance to make it four. In one of the most shocking moves of the 2015 offseason, McCoy was traded to the Buffalo Bills...
Via isportsweb.com
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: All-time leaders in rushing touchdowns

Can you name the NFL running backs who have rushed for at least 75 touchdowns in their career? Totals include the 2015 NFL regular season.
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys, Redskins scrape bottom of rivalry barrel on MNF

The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins have played 16 times on Monday Night Football, and for many of those contests, the stakes were high and the players were great. From the first meeting in 1973 when Redskins quarterback Sonny Jurgensen led Washington on a fourth-quarter comeback to beat fellow eventual Hall of Famer, Roger Staubach, to the 1983 matchup when Tony Dorsett’s...
Via The Comeback
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins coach Dan Campbell is former Cowboys fan and player

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Looking ahead to this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell allowed himself a minute to look back. Campbell once played for the Cowboys, and the East Texas native started cheering for them as a youngster in the 1980s, when his favorite player, Tony Dorsett, was taking handoffs from Danny White. ''It was always America...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Dorsett upbeat in fight against brain disorder

PITTSBURGH (AP) College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett says he wouldn't discourage young players from taking up the game even as he battles brain disease. The 1976 Heisman Trophy winner while playing at Pittsburgh was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy within the last year. The 61-year-old said Saturday his situation is ''frustrating'' but that his goal...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall Of Fame QB Dan Marino Will Be Pitt’s Honorary Captain Against Notre Dame

The Pittsburgh-Notre Dame rivalry dates back to 1909, with the Irish leading the all-time series 47-21-1, and the two teams will once against meet Saturday afternoon. And with their rival coming to town, the Panthers are pulling out all the stops. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi announced Wednesday afternoon that Pitt legend Dan Marino, who led Pitt to three consecutive top-5 finishes...
Via College Spun
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt vs. Notre Dame; Nov 7 2015; Game Notes

(Any italics are my text…) PITT (6-2, 4-1 ACC) vs. #8/9 NOTRE DAME (7-1) (Doctored up) (Notre Dame’s new true Freshman Hunchback) November 7, 2015 • Noon, ET Heinz Field (68,400/Natural Grass) • Pittsburgh, Pa. ABC National Telecast • Pitt IMG Sports Radio Network PittsburghPanthers.com • @GoPittFootball • #NDvsPITT LINK (PDF): Pitt Game Notes (vs. ND) GAME STORYLINES...
Via Pitt Blather
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt – GT Game Notes

(Don’t forget to read the preceding article posted this morning also) Oct. 12, 2015 PITT vs. GEORGIA TECHOctober 17, 2015 • 12:30 p.m., ET Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000/Natural Grass) • Atlanta, Ga. ACC Network • Pitt IMG Sports Radio Network PittsburghPanthers.com • @GoPittFootball • #PITTvsGT LINK: Where to Watch Pitt-GT LINK (PDF): Pitt Game Notes (GT)  (Pages 1-3 are...
Via Pitt Blather
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Redman Will Represent UofL In ACC Class Of Football Legends

Former Louisville Cardinal quarterback Chris Redman will represent UofL in the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Class of Football Legends the league announced on Tuesday. Redman and Pitt running back Tony Dorsett, Florida State running back Warrick Dunn, Georgia Tech coach Bobby Ross and Miami running back Clinton Portis will join 10 other all-time greats as honorees […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Warrick Dunn Inducted into 2015 ACC Football Legends Class

Tuesday September 29, 2015Courtesy of TheACC.comLINK: ACC ANNOUNCES 2015 CLASS OF FOOTBALL LEGENDS This year’s honorees include four from national championship teams GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Pitt running back Tony Dorsett, Florida State running back Warrick Dunn, Georgia Tech coach Bobby Ross and Miami running back Clinton Portis are among the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference...
Via Noled Out
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Hurricanes running back Clinton Portis named an ACC legend

Clinton Portis – along with former Pitt running back Tony Dorsett, Florida State running back Warrick Dunn and 11 others – will be honored at the ACC’s “Night of Legends” in Charlotte on Dec. 4 and during the pregame of the ACC Championship game the following day. Clinton Portis, shown at a red carpet event in California in May. (Getty Images) Portis, 33, helped Miami...
Via Canes Watch
September 29, 2015

Hlas: Pitt-Iowa a series that made sense

Let’s give Iowa and Pittsburgh credit for scheduling four football games with each other in an 8-year period, with the last of them Saturday night in Kinnick Stadium.This series almost made too much sense to become a reality. It was each of the two playing against an opponent of some repute, four times.“I think it made a lot of sense when the series originated,” said Iowa Coach...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
September 18, 2015

'The American Dream' starring Tony Dorsett premiere

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Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

'The American Dream' starring Tony Dorsett premiere

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Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Get Off My Lawn – Mr. Pre-Season!

Enough already! Aren’t we all just a bit tired of, nauseated by, and frustrated with this pre-season, so far? Feels like the longest pre-season ever, doesn’t it? Honestly, do we really need to start playing against other teams as early as the first weekend of August in the Hall of Fame game? Isn’t the Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday evening enough? Each one of those...
Via Vikings Digital Diaries
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Football Post ACC Championship Ring, Trophy Photos On Locker Room Wall

In 2013, the Pitt Panthers left what was then called the Big East Conference for a new home and new life in the ACC. The program that produced such greats as Dan Marino, Tony Dorsett and Hugh Green expected big things in their new league. Their welcoming to conference play in football was a rude one, as they were blown out at home on Labor Day night 2013 by eventual Heisman Trophy...
Via Gamedayr
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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