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It's Easier To Laugh, Steeler Fans

I’m still seeing some overly optimistic Steeler fans out there proclaiming this team can still go 8-1 and get into the playoffs with a record of 10-6. I’m struggling under the weight of their gross ignoring of how bad this team is this year. In fact, I just laugh.The first play of this disastrous game was enough to tell me the Steelers weren’t ready to win a football game today...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Living The Dream

The funny thing about chasing your dreams is that sometimes you do finally get there.  No I haven’t gotten all the way to where I want to go in my broadcasting career but I’ve seen positive steps in the right direction over the past few years.Last night I got to fill in as the public address announcer for the Pittsburgh Power at the Consol Energy Center, a major league venue...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Power Outage On Offense Leads To 0-3 start

Usually there is plenty of scoring to talk about in arena football. We here at Pittsburgh Sporting News had plenty of pixel space set aside to talk about the great plays we saw out of the Pittsburgh Power in Chicago. Unfortunately, the Power saw themselves get shutout in the first half. They would score two touchdowns in the third quarter but then got shutout in the 4th. Three scoreless...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power 2013 season/Week 1 preview

We are just about ready to kick off the 2013 season for the Pittsburgh Power.  The team announced their “final” roster today, although one more move will have to be made to sign a new kicker.  Josh Smith suffered an injury while preparing for training camp and will not be ready for the season opener.A few players return again for the Power, but overall there are a lot of new...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power assigned wide receiver Lonnell DeWalt

The Pittsburgh Power have been assigned wide receiver Lonnell DeWalt.DeWalt is a huge red zone target, standing 6-foot, 6-inches, and has a knack for showing up on the scoresheet. He caught a touchdown in all but one game in 2011, totaling 45 receptions for 489 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also shifted to the defensive side of the ball midway through the season and added four interceptions...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power Announce 2013 Promotional Schedule

The Pittsburgh Power announced today their most ambitious promotional schedule in team history.  Starting with the home opener Saturday, March 23 against the Utah Blaze, Power fans will receive premium giveaway items at each CONSOL Energy Center game along with unlimited $1 Smith’s hot dogs and $1 7UP fountain drinks.Pittsburgh Power fleece blankets will be given to the first...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Don't Cry For Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is shoving his name back in the news. The disgraced cyclist admitted his cheating in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. He also doesn’t feel he was cheating because “everyone else was doing it.” Way to show contrition for lying Lance.Armstrong is a man who misled an entire country and cheated his way to the top of a sport very few people in this country care about...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

What's In a Name?

It’s always fun to play the “What if” game in sports. What if Neil O’Donnell hadn’t thrown two crucial interceptions in Super Bowl XXX? What if Jerry Meals had called Julio Lugo out instead of safe? What if the Penguins hadn’t drafted Mario Lemieux? What if the Pirates had drafted Matt Wieters instead of Daniel Moskos?Here’s one for the arena football fans in town....
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Bottle Knocker Hockey Classic - New Year's Day

Are you bummed that there won't be an NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day? Do you miss hockey?  Still pissed at the fact these jagoffs Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr can't figure out how to divide millions of dollars?Bottle Knocker Hockey understands your frustration and has a remedy for your hockey withdrawal!  The 1st annual Bottle Knocker Hockey Classic is set to...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ode To A Lost Season

"Ode To A Lost Season"Mirror mirror on the wallWhich NFL team was the most disappointing of all?I submit to you a prime contenderA faux favorite, a true pretender.It’s a bitter pill to swallowBeing softer than a marshmallow But really who else but yourselves are to blameFor losing to teams so pathetic and lameThe year started with a thud at mile high in DenverJust like...
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December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Young Money Crew owes Steeler fans a refund!

We have another Steeler loss and another morbid display of bad football from the “Young Money” crew.All I hear out of some of the NFL experts is how this Steelers wide receiving corps might be one of the most talented in the entire NFL. They might have a lot of talent, and they might possess a strong skillset, but they also make up for that with an overabundance of stupidity...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Players Should be Booed For Poor Performance

Much is being said about the fact the Heinz Field faithful booed Mike Wallace after another dropped pass clanged off his hands early during Sunday’s 34-24 loss to San Diego. Chances were good that Wallace would have taken it to the house on the play, so the drop cost the Steelers some much needed offensive performance.Why shouldn’t fans boo poor performance? Wallace wants paid...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Arena football may be known for all the offense scored in it, but having some dominant defensive talent can go a long way towards separating a team from pretender and contender status.  The Power have been very focused on the defensive side of the ball but until today, they were still looking for a strong presence in the middle of their defense. The Pittsburgh Power announced today...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Power sign eight more to the 2013 roster.

The Pittsburgh Power continues to stockpile talent for the 2013 season and have added some interesting players to the mix.2010 Pittsburgh Power standout linebacker Gary Butler (6’1” 250 lbs, California of Pa.) is back with the team after a year off.  Nicknamed “The Bully” by the fans, Butler notched three sacks in his first four games, as well as three fumble recoveries...
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November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Power have used the exclusive free agency period to sign two players to the 2013 roster from last year’s squad.Wide receiver Mike “The Joystick” Washington will return for his third season in the AFL, all for the Pittsburgh Power. The local Aliquippa native has been very consistent for the Power during his career, notching 114 receptions for 1,367 yards and 30...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Need To Shift Their Focus Back Onto The Field

Rashard Mendenhall is back at his old Twitter nonsense. This time he is calling out Steeler Nation for not supporting this team.“Seriously, if you’re gonna talk trash about your team and everyone on it, don’t call yourself a fan. A fan is a supporter.” – Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall on Twitter)Is it really talking trash, or more like discussing the cold hard truth...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Are The Pittsburgh Pirates Allergic To Winning?

After today’s loss to the New York Mets, there is absolutely no margin for error if the Pittsburgh Pirates hope to end their 19-year losing streak. If the Pirates truly want to crush their fans hearts in style, they should win four games then lose the last two and finish just below the mark. That seems to be how they do things around here.Look at the fact they got to 16 games over...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Wlll Penn State's punishment fit the crime?

Throughout the entire saga of the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State sex abuse scandal, people have speculated what the PSU administration knew and did not know.  People who did not have facts were screaming for the NCAA to fire off the death penalty on the Penn State Football program.  People without facts proclaimed Joe Paterno did all he had to do by reporting the issue to his superiors...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power @ Iowa Barnstormers Preview

The disappointment express that is the Pittsburgh Power season continues to rumble down the tracks towards the end of the season.The Power now sit at 3-11 on the season, and will try to end what is essentially an 8-game losing streak against the Iowa Barnstormers (5-9) Saturday night.  Pittsburgh's only win in the last two months came via forfeit from the Cleveland Gladiators...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power win by forfeit, Fans lose again

The Pittsburgh Power losing streak may have officially ended last night, but the losing streak for the fans continues this year.  It's not just limited to the Power, but also the fan bases in Orlando and Cleveland and threatens to continue growing league wide.In week one, the fans of not just Pittsburgh and Orlando, but the entire league had to watch a game with primarily...
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June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power at Arizona Rattlers Preview

It's time to start over for the Pittsburgh Power.  While they can't erase their 2-8 start to the season, they did make a change at head coach.  Chris Siegfried is gone and will be replaced by interim head coach Derek Stingley.   Stingley is a former AFL standout and does have some head coaching experience in the league, having gone 2-12 last year for the New Orleans VooDoo...
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June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Remember When? The Pittsburgh Gladiators

A lot of fans around here who root for the Pittsburgh Power may not realize that this is actually the second time Pittsburgh has played in the AFL.  Our city was directly involved in the inaugural season of the Arena Football league all the way back in 1987.The Pittsburgh Gladiators were one of the original four franchises of the AFL, along with the Washington Commandos, Denver...
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May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Power sign wide receiver A.J. Jackson

The Power have a new wide receiver in the mix for playing time.  A.J. Jackson, from California (Pa) University has been assigned to the team and could contribute quickly to the team.Jackson set school records in 2009 with 101 receptions for 1424 yards and 18 TD's.  He totaled 2130 yards and 28 TD's in his two season with the Vulcans. His size (6'4" 236 pounds)...
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May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

"Superfans" of the Pittsburgh Power

One of the coolest parts of the arena football game is how close the fans can sit to the action.  You can sit so close to the field you feel like you are part of the action. Some Pittsburgh Power fans have taken on personas to become larger than life "Superfans" who only add to the excitement and thrills of a Pittsburgh Power game.If you've been to a Power game at...
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May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Power head coach Chris Siegfried fired.

The Pittsburgh Power announced today that head coach Chris Siegfried was relieved of his duties.  The team currently has a record of 2-8 after falling at home on Saturday to the previously winless Kansas City Command.  Anyone familiar with the Power had to see this coming.  The team is dead last in turnover margin in the league and constantly found ways to lose games.  Constant...
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May 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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