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‘Slash’ is officially retired; A look back at Kordell Stewart

Joe Gilliam was the first to experience being a ‘black’ quarterback in the city of Pittsburgh and so much so that Sports Illustrated felt obliged to tell us when it put him on the cover in September of 1974 with the headline; “Pittsburgh’s Black Quarterback.” Yesterday in Pittsburgh, another black quarterback returned to formally announce …

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Subjectivity of ‘Player Safety’ will be downfall of Goodell

This is Part Two in my look at the State of the NFL following the death of Junior Seau and the repercussions from ‘BountyGate.’  In Part One, I addressed the fact that players, owners and Commissioner Roger Goodell must come together to do something for players who leave the game for good. Whether it be …

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Cook Continues Roger Goodell Lovefest

Is there any wonder why Roger Goodell continues to rule over the National Football League with the powers of an absolute dictator when columnists like The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook essentially grovel at his feet? In his piece entitled, “Goodell great for NFL, even if Steelers, their fans disagree,” Cook goes out of his way …

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