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SteelDad’s Rants and Slants Version 3

Kicking Off There are so many ways I could go with this story about the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant attacking his mother, but I’ll choose this one; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been anything but consistent when handing out fines and suspensions, but he needs to get this one right or risk losing the ounce of …

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SteelDad’s Rants and Slants Version 2

Kicking Off Earlier this week, Chad Johnson as he is once again going to be called rather than ‘Ochocinco,’ announced he wants to play until he is 40. Let me translate this and tell you exactly what he really means. “In order to stay even somewhat relevant in the media, I’m going to attempt to …

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Not all football writers created equal

Apparently it is already that time of year when writers who calls themselves experts with the mind-blowing powers of a Jedi-Knight on the National Football League comes out with their prediction of each team. It is with this in mind that I give you my take on the write up by SI.com’s Chris Burke. You …

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SteelDad’s Rant and Slants; The Premiere!

At steeleraddicts.com, it is our hope that we are always bringing something informative, thought-provoking and fun to you the reader when it comes to our Steelers. Keeping those same thoughts in mind, I’m really excited to bring a weekly look around the league to you. These are my thoughts and opinions of the National Football …

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What sells and what what doesn’t when writing about the NFL

Writing the Pittsburgh Steelers on a daily a basis can be grueling, fun, intense and mysterious. Anyone who just jumps in and thinks “I can write. This is a piece of cake!” doesn’t have the first clue about what good sports writing or writing in general is all about. I still don’t!! I have found …

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On the Steelers; Home games belong in Pittsburgh, not Ireland

Here we go Steelers! Here we go….. To Ireland. In what could only be viewed as a ‘what took so long’ announcement, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Chairman Emeritus Dan Rooney said yesterday that he would like the Steelers to play a regular season game in Ireland. As most of you know, Mr. Rooney was named the ambassador …

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Bradshaw unfortunately correct about direction of football

Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw made another one of his routine appearances on the ‘Jay Leno Show’ earlier this week and while his appearances usually come in the way of his folksy humor, the topic suddenly got serious. Leno asked Bradshaw about the concussion issue and without really being prompted, Bradshaw said, “If I …

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Roger Goodell wants you to be more like European soccer crowds

Ever have one of those “I told you so” moments? Chances are we all have and you are about to get another one. It may be a bit premature, but in this fast-paced 24-hour news cycle I figure I better take my shot while I can and once again the target is National Football League …

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Warren Sapp ripping the Steelers again. (ho-hum)

In what is now becoming an annual rite of passage for him, former all-pro defensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp is again taking shots at the Pittsburgh Steelers. I should probably stress the term ‘current’ is very loosely held these days with Sapp’s time at the NFL Network reportedly coming to an end …

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NBC hires Steelers’ Ward; Let the criticism begin

It was reported by several Pittsburgh-Area and many national outlets that recently retired Steelers’ wide receiver Hines Ward will be ‘taking his talents’ to NBC where he will serve as an analyst for Sunday Night Football among other duties for the peacock network. I’m not surprised at all that Ward will be a TV personality …

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