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Commentary, Le'Veon Bell, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell is a superstar because he is patient. Rather than cannonball through the line of scrimmage, the best running back in football hangs back, waits for the right opportunity, then rolls through the opening. This is what Bell is doing with his unprecedented contract holdout. By skipping an entire season to pursue […]

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Colin Kaepernick, NFL, NFL protests, Pittsburgh Steelers, State of the Black NFL Fan, Veterans Day -

Sonia Y.W. Pruitt was tired and fighting a cold, but she wasn’t having it. After a colleague informed her that another police organization had blasted Nike for featuring Colin Kaepernick in its new national advertising campaign in early September, she perked up and pushed back. Pruitt, the national chairwoman of the National Black Police Association […]

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Adisa Bakari, Le'Veon Bell, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

The panorama of photographs and books in Adisa Bakari’s office suite forms a vivid “blackdrop” for one of the most unprecedented contract negotiations in NFL history. Jesse Owens blasts off the starting line. Wilma Rudolph strains with effort. John Carlos and Tommie Smith protest at the 1968 Games. Muhammad Ali points a massive fist. The […]

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Alex Ovechkin, Brett Kavanaugh, Chris Dudley, Frank Reich, Greg Hardy, Jimbo Fisher, JR Smith, Justin Fields, Kyrie Irving, Le'Veon Bell, Mychal Kendricks, Patrick Mahomes, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Week That Was -

Monday 10.01.18 Former NBA center and man-famous-for-being-pushed-over Chris Dudley, because 2018 will never end, inserted himself into the ongoing Brett Kavanaugh saga after Dudley, in 1985, allegedly “took his beer and smashed it into the head of” a man who got into a bar fight with the future Supreme Court nominee. Pittsburgh Steelers running back […]

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Kendall Simmons, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Next Chapter, Type 1 Diabetes -

Kendall Simmons rarely keeps gifts from fans. But one time, the retired lineman and two-time Super Bowl champ made an exception. He received a bag of plain M&M’s with a message of encouragement. “An 8-year-old kid who wore the same number as me [No. 73] sent it in case I needed energy or my sugar […]

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Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, DeSean Jackson, EA Sports, Esports, Jameis Winston, JuJu Smith-Schuster, madden 19, Mike Evans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers -

Big game on tap this week as the drama-filled Pittsburgh Steelers hit the road to face one of the league’s biggest surprises. Will Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ryan Fitzpatrick’s magic continue and finally settle who’s the real QB1 in Tampa? Let’s see what Madden NFL 19 has to say. STEELERS at BUCS Top things to […]

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LaMarr Woodley, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Next Chapter, Woodley Leadership Academy -

Sept. 4 marked the first day of another school year for students across the globe. But the experience was brand-new for students at Woodley Leadership Academy, who refer to themselves not as students but as leaders. The charter school named after Super Bowl champion LaMarr Woodley was formed just three years after he retired from […]

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Antonio Brown, Football, Instagram, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Social Media -

Antonio Brown is a man of few words and many images, expressing himself through visuals of helicopter arrivals, outlandish touchdown celebrations, ferocious workouts, kilogram-weight jewelry, gobs of Gucci and a sunbeam smile strong enough to melt your phone. And Instagram. He’s always on Instagram. Much like Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL, […]

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Antonio Brown, Madden, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Video Games -

There’s no escaping Antonio Brown this offseason. He’s dancing through Drake’s video for the smash single “God’s Plan.” He’s on a nationwide bus tour for Nike Football. He’s catching workout passes from Cam Newton. Now comes the dance in the end zone: Brown is the cover athlete for the Madden NFL 19 video game. The […]

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Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

An ESPN The Magazine collaboration. He has one of the most famous faces in football, despite the care he takes to keep it shadowed. It’s a fearsome face, both fatherly and somewhat fanatical, the face of a tender executioner. It shows everything and nothing, and hides everything and nothing. It is stoical, its primary expression […]

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Domestic Violence, Get Lifted, Joe Biden, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, William Gay -

William Gay lives and breathes football. Like most cornerbacks in the NFL, his energy goes into pouring everything onto the field — especially since he’s a part of a playoff-caliber team like the Pittsburgh Steelers. But when game day is over, Gay’s energy goes toward advocating against domestic violence, a subject matter that hits close […]

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CulturePlay, JuJu Smith-Schuster, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

Walking the line between excelling at your first job and staying up all night because of your active social life is a cross so many of us bear at the age of 21. JuJu Smith-Schuster, the star rookie wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is just balancing it much better than most of us. When […]

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NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Practice Squad -

Hosted by senior writer and former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following segments: Superfan Supercuts: […]

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All 22, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles wasn’t very good in last week’s 10-3 playoff win over the Buffalo Bills. He had embarrassingly low passing stats, throwing for just 87 yards. Shockingly, he was more productive as a rusher, with 88 yards on the ground. There is no way they can beat the Pittsburgh Steelers if Bortles […]

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Black Quarterbacks, Kordell Stewart, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

The Pittsburgh Steelers caught a glimpse of their new game-changer early in training camp in 1995. During a sprint session that wide receiver Yancey Thigpen usually dominated, a new kid was making a mad dash at the king. “I was in a nice little stride, and all of a sudden this guy is step for […]

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Black Quarterbacks, Charlie Batch, Detroit Lions, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

As he ran onto the field with his Pittsburgh Steelers for Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Charlie Batch could not have thought of a more perfect setting. Batch was making his Super Bowl debut for the Steelers — his hometown team — playing in the city where he made his NFL debut with the Lions. […]

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LaMelo Ball, LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, NBA, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Shazier, What Had Happened Was -

Game. Blouses. We may not ever see Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier play football again. That was the news ESPN’s Michele Steele reported after a phone interview with neurologist Dr. Anthony Alessi, who consults with the NFL Players Association. “It’s not good,” Alessi said of Shazier’s condition. “We’re not going to see him this season. […]

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Cincinnati Bengals, Commentary, George Iloka, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Vontaze Burfict -

Monday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals was one of the more jarring football games to watch this season. It started with a terrifying moment for Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier. He injured his spine on a play that looked routine. He covered his face with his hands as he was being strapped […]

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Alejandro Villanueva, Call of Duty, Christian McCaffrey, De'Aaron Fox, Detroit Lions, Eric Ebron, Esports, Gaming, Golden Tate, Hassan Whiteside, Justin Bour, Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB, NBA, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, PlayStation, Video Games -

Before stepping onto the line of scrimmage as a starting offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Alejandro Villanueva was on the front lines as a member of the U.S. Army. During his first tour in Afghanistan as a second lieutenant rifle platoon leader, he earned a Bronze Star Medal for Valor after moving forward, under […]

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Antonio Brown, Ben Roethlisberger, Hampton Roads All-Star Football Camp, Le'Veon Bell, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia — One of the coolest head coaches in the NFL showed up looking the part earlier this month at the Hampton Roads All-Star Football Camp, rockin’ camouflage shorts, a white T-shirt, a white baseball cap and unlaced black Air Jordans. Then, Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers put in work. After he […]

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AFC North, Antonio Brown, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Hue Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Joe Mixon, Le'Veon Bell, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was a sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft. There were 194 players selected before the Steelers got Brown. How crazy is that? Brown is arguably the NFL’s best receiver. Any list of the league’s top big-play artists must include Brown. Ask defensive backs and they’ll tell you that no […]

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Aaron Brooks, Black Quarterbacks, From the 757 to the NFL, Hampton Pirates, Hampton University, Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and former NFL quarterbacks Michael Vick and Aaron Brooks say their allegiance to the 757 community in southern Virginia comes from wanting to give back and see others succeed. “I want to be accountable as a role model to help these kids dream their dreams,” said Vick, who played for […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, The Next Chapter -

A normal day in the life of former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is spent with family, maybe indulging in some golf and during this time of year taking in some NBA playoff games. “I wake up and I try to handle all my business by 2 o’clock. I’m golfing from 3 to 5, maybe practicing […]

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Lowell Perry, NBA, Orlando Magic, Pittsburgh Steelers, Scott Perry -

Pittsburgh Steelers receivers coach Lowell Perry was on a team plane to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1957 for a preseason game when he got word of what was waiting for the franchise’s black personnel there. Lowell Perry — the NFL’s first black assistant coach since the 1920s — along with a black athletic trainer and the […]

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Atlanta Falcons, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Practice Squad -

Hosted by our senior writer — and former NFL cornerback — Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following […]

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Antonio Brown, Commentary, Donald Sterling, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers -

“The Steelers are coming. The Steelers are coming.’’ Like Paul Revere riding through Concord, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown announced to the world earlier this week that the Steelers are on their way. This is not how Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wanted to begin a week of preparation for Sunday’s AFC Championship game […]

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CulturePlay, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ramon Foster -

Veteran offensive lineman Ramon Foster has been with the Pittsburgh Steelers since his NFL career began in 2009. So when asked who is going to the Super Bowl, he gives the expected answer. “Us! The Pittsburgh Steelers, nobody else. I don’t even want to say a ‘but.’ ” But, to make it, the Steelers have […]

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All 22, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers -

I am frustrated with the oversimplification of football analysis. As a cornerback, I am familiar with being blamed by media and fans for a deep pass caught on my side despite not being responsible for the deep zone. So this season, I will be watching the coaches’ video and analyzing the impact of all 22 […]

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Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Pittsburgh Steelers, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Well, the NFL finally provided fans with not one, but two entertaining playoff games on Sunday. It only took six appetizers to get to some semblance of a fully satisfying main course. The first was the NFC divisional game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, in which quarterback Aaron Rodgers received […]

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NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Practice Squad -

Hosted by our senior writer — and former NFL cornerback — Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features some of […]

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All Day, Barack Obama, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, George Karl, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

I’m still here. Clinton Yates is off on an international expedition with Raven-Symone, exploring the multiple continents of Africa. Let’s get to it. Stunt on em, Barry O. President Barack Obama, who has less than a month left in office, appeared on The Axe Files podcast on Monday with former adviser David Axelrod, telling the […]

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All 22, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers -

I am frustrated with the oversimplification of football analysis. As a cornerback, I am familiar with being blamed by media and fans for a deep pass caught on my side despite not being responsible for the deep zone. So this season, I will be watching the coaches’ video and analyzing the impact of all 22 […]

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Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams, New York Jets, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Practice Squad -

Hosted by our senior writer — and former NFL cornerback — Domonique Foxworth, Practice Squad is a weekly variety show that features various segments inspired by our love of the game and filtered through our awkward, weird and subversive minds. This is not your average weekly NFL recap show. This week’s episode features the following […]

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