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Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Cowboys 27, Steelers 24: They're Going Streaking ... with Josh Brent on the Sidelines?

    We're going streaking! For the first time in many years, the Dallas Cowboys are on a roll. After gutting out a few wins against mediocre teams, the Cowboys have now claimed back-to-back victories against AFC playoff contenders. Anything can happen in the final two games of the season, but for now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Introducing the NFL Playoffs of Food

    I've been looking forward to this series of posts since mid-fall, when our new Sportatorium folks joined the City of Ate fray. You see, I can think of no more perfect marriage than sports and food. And I consummate this union every year with an annual football-themed degustation. Before you skewer ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Wiz Khalifa

    Saturday, July 2, Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

  • News

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Packers 31, Steelers 25: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Can't believe I just watched Troy Polamalu play like Alan Ball. And James Harrison like Anthony Spencer. I know Harrison had a sack, but for the most part those playmakers were non-factors. 9. Biggest play of the game was Rashard Mendenhall's fumble at Green Bay's 36 on the first pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So, what's harder to predict: Weather or sports? Coulda sworn Ron Jackson, Pete Delkus and the boys said there was a 30-percent chance of 1-2 inches of snow on Friday. But I drove home l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Alert Mayor Tom Leppert That the Super Bowl Hustle, Bustle Has Begun in Downtown!

    Photos by Andrea GrimesPackers fans carved out some temporary Super Bowl graffiti on a Dallas Police car outside the City Tavern.​Crawled back out of downtown a few minutes ago just as a "Let's! Go! Packers!" chant got started on Main Street. We started with a couple beers at City Tavern -- where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Eat, Drink and Don't Start Any Fistfights at These Fan Parties

    He's more excited about the grilled "Cheese Head" sandwich than the actual game.​Visitors here for the Super Bowl are probably feeling right at home this week because of the weather, but you'll feel even more welcomed this weekend when every bar and restaurant in North Texas will cater to Stee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Q&A: Dallas Cowboys Tackle Marc Colombo Talks About His Metal Band Free Reign's Plans For The NFL Offseason and Imagines What Their Super Bowl Halftime Show Would Be Like

    Free Reign​For the past couple of years, local shredders Free Reign have been making their case as being the "heaviest" metal band around. And, with a lineup that boasts the 6-foot-8, 315-pound Dallas Cowboys tackle Marc Colombo on rhythm guitar and vocals, 6-foot-6, 355-pound Cowboys guard Leona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV Media Day: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Brooklyn Decker? Meh.​10. Though the NFL did its best to pamper the thousands of journalists at Tuesday's Media Day, it was still an uncomfortable experience out at Cowboy Stadium. Waiting for hyper-thorough security checks of bags and body. The 100-yard walk from security (which was conduc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Best NFL Team Anthems

    ​This whole "Super Bowl" thing has been pretty unavoidable this year -- and, for obvious reasons, infinitely more so in these parts than in years past. Then again, with media all over the place, thousands of out-of-town-guests, and an alleged 100,000 hookers (or not) converging in the metroplex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Maurkice Pouncey's Injury: It Ain't Sexy, But It's Significant

    ​The Pittsburgh Steelers love to run the ball. Right up the gut and through the heart of their opponents. Always have. Always will. In their proud history the Steelers have boasted centers Mike Webster, Dermontti Dawson and now, rookie Maurkice Pouncey. Pittsburgh so loved the Florida li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Cheese Industry Steers Packer Fans to Scardello

    ​While local restaurants are rushing to acquaint Dallas area eaters with the finer points of Primanti Bros.-style sandwiches, Green Bay cuisine is getting considerably less attention from Super Bowl-minded eateries. Sherlock's Baker St. Pub in Arlington is the latest restaurant to Pittsburgh- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV is Here!

    ​The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers won't arrive until next week. But, make no mistake, Super Bowl XLV kicks off today. Precisely at 5 p.m., with the opening of the NFL Experience at the Dallas Convention Center. Drew Pearson will be on hand. So will Mayor Tom Leppert. And, if all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Malarkey's Tavern Loads on the Sausage for Homesick Steelers Fans

    For more information on Super Bowl events, click the image.​Food geeks who are interested in how Pittsburgh's hot Italian sausage stacks up against northern Wisconsin's bratwurst can get in the Super Bowl mood at Malarkey's Tavern, the only Steelers-themed bar in the area. Mike Quinn and Step ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Steelers 24, Jets 19: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Some of us said all week that with the way the Jets celebrated wildly in New England, it was if they'd already won their Super Bowl. Proved astute right out of the gate as the Steelers set the tone with a 15-play, 66-yard touchdown drive to open the game. The Jets weren't emoti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Steelers vs. Packers: Which Championship Game Stings Worse?

    The Cowboys have a history with both Super Bowl teams, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Even after all these years some of the memories sting. But which one more than the other? Is it Jerry Kramer's block in The Ice Bowl? (Grab a hanky and go to the 8:45 mark.)

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Okay Cowboys Fans, Who Are We Rooting Against This Weekend?

    Please. No. Can't take it.​Some of us -- guilty -- figured that this weekend your Dallas Cowboys would be hosting the NFC Championship Game, just one step from staying in town and becoming the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium. Those plans, to say the leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Whitt's Merten's End: 12.31.10

    One of Sports Pickle's best photos of 2010​It's been a fun two weeks, sports fans. Richie's back on Monday, but before I give him back his blog, here are some week-end thoughts before I go. *Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game looks like it might be the first NFL start for Stephen McGee as Jon Kitna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 13

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 11

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a tradema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    2010 NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    ​Like the BCS, style points count. So do geeky, black-and-white stats such as touchdowns and quarterback ratings. Wins and losses? Definitely. Leadership? Uh-huh. When it comes to my weekly NFL Quarterback Rankings -- if I had one of those little encircled R's to signify a trademark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Dez Bryant is a Dallas Cowboy: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. As I wrote yesterday afternoon, the Cowboys talked to the Miami Dolphins about trading up. And Texas safety Earl Thomas was indeed one of their three targets in Thursday's NFL Draft. The others: Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati and Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant. No matter which o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    New Texas Rangers Owner Chuck Greenberg: Man in Black

    ​Spent the 8th inning of yesterday's Seattle Mariners 6, Texas Rangers 3 Spring Training exhibition - Neftali Feliz was very sketchy - soaking in the Surprise, Arizona sunshine and getting to know new owner Chuck Greenberg. After years of being alienated by Tom Hicks, you're going t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    43 Observations About Super Bowl XLIII

    Steelers 27, Cardinals 23: Best Super Bowl ever? Santonio Holmes' tip-toe TD: Best Super Bowl catch ever? The Boss: Best Super Bowl halftime show ever? Better late than never, I've got XLIII thoughts about Super Bowl 43: 43. Gotta make it snappy. My free Grand Slam at Denny's is calling. 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Burning Question: Which Super Bowl City Has The Best Food?

    Actually, this question came to us as your basic "who will win the Super Bowl" sort of thing, presumably hoping for some insight from our crew's most recent has-been athlete. (See photo).But we're charged with covering the food scene. And since an incident last week--of which we have no recollection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    10 Questions: Fitzgerald Dodd

    For a chef now dedicated to "upscaled" Southern cooking, Dodd trained in some unusual settings.Before opening the acclaimed Screen Door in One Arts Plaza, he learned the gumbo trade at Brennan's in Houston, worked alongside Southwestern pioneer Stephan Pyles, played with all the toys money--and Volt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Discounting Super Sunday

    Are you ready for some football? You better be, because you're going to get some! Sunday is Superbowl XLIII, and the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa Bay, Fla. Assuming you don't socialize with NFL sponsors and thus can't make it over to the Sunshine State yet ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 16

    Tony Romo, all is forgiven. At least for a week. After one of the most Gawd-awful performances of his career - or, let's face it, any career - in Pittsburgh, the Cowboys' quarterback went out Sunday night and padded his legacy with a game straight from Hollywood. Aching back and nagging teammat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The Jessica Jinx? Okay, What Then?

    How do you explain Tony Romo's worst game as a Dallas Cowboy? A) Cold, windy, atrocious throwing weather. B) Absence of his pinkie splint. C) Steelers' No. 1-ranked defense. D) The Jessica Jinx. In yesterday's excruciating 20-13 loss in Pittsburgh, Romo was down right putrid. He looked like a kid ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2008

    Stealers 20, Cowbrrrs 13

    On a day when Wade Phillips looked like George Costanza stuffed in his Gortex coat and on a day when Tony Romo looked like Brad Johnson draped in his four turnovers, the Dallas Cowboys still looked like a playoff team. Until the final 12 minutes, that is. On a brutally Pittsburghish day, the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 15

    If Marion Barber was healthy. If Ben Roethlisberger was healthy. If Felix Jones and Miles Austin and Kyle Kosier were all 100 percent for Sunday's Cowboys-Steelers game.Oh yeah, and if the field wasn't a patch of slippery sod slop out of a Saving Private Ryan battle scene.If all those were in play, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys 115, Steelers 55

    I hear we've matriculated from MySpace to Facebook, right?Well, screw me. I never got around to creating a MySpace page. Was reminded why today.Don't tell the teens and the 'tweens - or my wife - but something about the whole deal strikes as, um, ridiculously fraudulent.Like, for example, the fact t ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys' Winter Wonderland

    Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

       Homer this.   Despite missing three games with a broken pinkie, Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo leads all NFL quarterbacks in:   *QB Rating (103.2)   *Average yards per pass attempt (8.5)   *TD-Interception ratio ( 13)   If you wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    You Betcha: Week 13

    Something I never envisioned typing along my life’s journey: Thank you, Martellus Bennett. But because of the backup tight end’s athletic, dramatic touchdown grab in Washington last week I’m still in bidness. Barely. Down a cool $7,500 this season, but in better shape than the poo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Dallas Cowboys Are No. 1! At Least in Something.

    Haven't seen this much. In the stands or in the end zone. According to a missive I received recently from the NFL’s shopping center, the Cowboys will kill the Redskins on Sunday. In merchandise sales, that is. From April 1 to Oct. 15 of this year, the Cowboys were – yes, again – the NF ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

    Please, for the love of God, rescue us! You catch any of Steelers over Redskins last night? Weird. Could’ve sworn I saw Pittsburgh lose its starting quarterback to an injury, only to insert a backup who actually helped them win the game. I know. Crazy. By my count six backup quarterbac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    A Forgotten Documentary About Super Bowl X, Starring a Topless Rayfield Wright, Phyllis George and Bill Murray

    Speaking of amazing video ... over the holiday weekend, I came across this snippet of a documentary shot during Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami, where Tom Landry's Dallas Cowboys lost to Chuck Noll's Pittsburgh Steelers 21-17. It was done for pioneering SF-based collective TVTV; and, yes, y ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Play It Forward

    Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Fallen Star

    A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes

  • Culture

    November 26, 1998

    A fan's sour notes

    Were yesterday's heroes better than today's?

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