Friday, February 1, 2013
Ugh, tough decision. Which is the lesser of two hard choices—a Ray Lewis win or allowing the 49ers to match Pittsburgh in Super Bowl rings? We’ll let you decide.
We know, we know, it’s hard for Steelers fans to root for any team that isn’t theirs in the Super Bowl—especially when one of those teams is the Ravens. Still, either Baltimore or the San Francisco 49ers has to win Sunday’s big game in New Orleans. And we want to know, is it better to give the win to the Ravens and Ray Lewis (shudder) or the Niners. If the Ravens win, well, no true Steelers fan wants that to happen. It also would give the legendary linebacker Lewis—he of the murder trial and now deer antler spray controversy—a final win before he retires. Can you say yuck? Ray-Ray, now that you’re retiring, can you promise we’ll never have to see you dance to “Hot in Herre” when you step on the field at M&T Bank Stadium ever again? On …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Don't make your Christmas company lie around on your couch all day. Here are 10 places you can show your guests.
1. Consol Energy Center Here's a great idea for all of you with hockey withdrawal. The inaugural Three Rivers Classic is taking place on Dec. 28 and 29. The four teams scheduled to participate are Robert Morris, Penn State University, Ohio State University and Miami (Ohio) University. Click here to buy tickets. 2. Frick Art and Historical Center Experience the culture and refinement of the Gilded Age. View arts and artifacts, check out vintage cars and carriages, and enjoy fine dining and more. The exhibition of Walter Gay masterpieces is now on view. Click here to plan your visit. 3. Heinz History Center Check out "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" at the Heinz History Center through Jan 6, 2013. The most …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The only thing that can cool down the heated rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens is the weather with the temperature expected to be in the low 40s at kickoff.
The only thing that can cool down the heated rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens is the weather. After a Sunday afternoon in the mid-50s, the temperatures will drop off around kickoff and be in the low 40s. Forecasters are expecting the game to be free of precipitation with a slight breeze. Click here to view the entire forecast for tonight’s football game. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 56. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Light southeast wind. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 56. Light southeast wind.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
For the first time, the Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their horizontally striped throwback jerseys and socks in a game when they take on the Washington Redskins today at Heinz Field. What's your take on the 1934 replicas?
Killer bees? Depression chic? Those are some of the kinder phrases thrown about by some Pittsburgh Steelers fans who are less than thrilled that players will be donning throwback uniforms at 1 p.m. today when they meet the Washington Redskins at Heinz Field. Steelers officials unveiled the black-and-gold horizontally striped jerseys and socks earlier this year in honor of the team's 80th anniversary. The Steelers haven't worn this style of uniform since 1934, and the throwback garb is intended to reflect the team's Depression-era roots. Steelers’ players are looking forward to wearing the throwbacks today for the first time in a game, according to the team's official blog on its website. Players say they enjoy celebrating the team's …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Joshua Roberts Van Auker is accused of meeting Ward's personal assistant in Sewickley to collect $15,000 from the retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
A Brookline man was arrested Thursday, accused of attempting to extort money from retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, multiple news sources are reporting. Police charged Joshua Roberts Van Auker, 26, on Thursday with two counts of criminal attempt, court documents show. According to WTAE, Van Auker sent a text message on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to Ward's personal assistant indicating that if he did not receive money, Van Auker would either sell or release materials alleging Ward paid women for sex. Van Auker also demanded $15,000, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, telling Ward through his assistant, "It's called buying silence, brother." The assistant contacted investigators the same day to report Van Auker was …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Will you tune into the Pittsburgh Steelers game or vice presidential debate Thursday night? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments section!
Those of us living in Steeler Nation will have a big choice Thursday night: Will you tune into the Steelers game or vice presidential debate? The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tennessee Titans on the road in a game that will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally on CW Television. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will square-off against Congressman Paul Ryan in their only debate that will be televised live on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, PBS and many other stations. AOL also will provide a live stream of the debate on the Internet. The Steelers and Titans kick-off at 8:20 p.m. while the vice presidential debate is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Below is more detailed information and analysis on Thursday night's …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Pine Township resident announced football games for years at Pine-Richland Stadium.
KDKA radio host Larry Richert—once known as the voice of Pine-Richland Rams football—has a new gig in a bigger stadium. Richert made his debut Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers' new public address announcer for home games at Heinz Field. He already serves as the voice of NFL Films/Steelers Highlights. For years the Pine Township resident was the public address announcer at Pine-Richland High School football games, giving play-by-play action and quick-witted comments. When Steelers' Marketing Director Tony Quatrini called with the Heinz Field offer, Richert said he was surprised and honored. He accepted after talking to his wife, Cindi—she thought it was a great idea and opportunity, Richert said. Steelers President Art Rooney II announced…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Many NFL players just try to stay healthy until the regular season starts.
Is it too much to ask to have your top three draft picks healthy for the regular season? How 'bout just one of them? Although their second-round pick, offensive tackle Mike Adams, has seemingly recovered from his preseason knee injury, the Pittsburgh Steelers may be without first-round guard David DeCastro and third-round linebacker Sean Spence for at least a large part of the 2012 regular season after DeCastro and Spence both suffered serious knee injuries during the NFL's mandatory four-game preseason. Debates over the value of preseason games when the injury risks associated with them are weighed in have waged for years among football fans, and a rash of injuries to promising young Steelers this preseason has gotten many Pittsburghers …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans attending tonight's preseason game about a new security procedure.
Heading to tonight's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts? The Pittsburgh Steelers and Heinz Field management are advising fans about a new security procedure. A metal detector screening has been put in place upon entering the stadium. These new measures will be in effect for all home games throughout the season. All fans will be subject to metal detection as they enter Heinz Field. This is a new requirement for all NFL stadiums. Tonight, gates open at 6 p.m.—kickoff is at 8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the stadium to allow extra time for the screening. The new procedure, using handheld metal detectors, will enhance the current screening process and ensure a safe game day environment for all. Fans can log on to …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Steelers will start preseason play in 2012 without the Pro Bowl receiver.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to replace much of their depth and leadership from a year ago. Gone are Aaron Smith, James Farrior, Chris Hoke and Hines Ward and their combined eight Super Bowl titles, 12 AFC championships, five All-Pro honors, seven Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl MVP trophy. And joining that list of ex-Steelers could be Mike Wallace, another player with an appearance in both a Super and Pro bowl. Wallace's all-star year came just a season ago, as he led the Steelers with 72 receptions, almost 1,200 receiving yards, and eight touchdown catches—six more than fellow Pro Bowler Antonio Brown, who was signed to a $42.5-million contract extension through the 2017 season on July 27, this year. Wallace is in a contract …