Colin Dunlap

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Colin grew up in Sharpsburg and Aspinwall and attended Fox Chapel Area High High School.  He graduated from West Virginia University and then came back home to write for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  While there, he covered the Pirates, area college football and basketball, and the prep sports scene.  Colin joined The Fan when it launched in February 2010 as a weekend show host.  He also serves as a featured sports columnist for

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Dunlap: Hard To Admit, We Hate The Cards Because They Win

No one cares about a loser. And many love to hate a winner.

93-7 The Fan–07/09/2015

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Dunlap: McCutchen Needs To Take Matters Into His Own Hands

His teammates are probably tired of it. Pirates fans, well, they feel the same — tired of it. And Andrew McCutchen? You can bet everything he’s tired of it.


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Dunlap: Pirates Should Consider All Options For Polanco

Seems like Gregory Polanco is going to be a superstar.


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Dunlap: Pete Rose Won’t Get Into The Hall … Who Cares?

Pete Rose is done. He will never — if this latest allegation and the smoking gun of an old betting chit are true — get into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. To that, I say this: So what? Who cares? What’s it matter?

93-7 The Fan–06/23/2015

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Dunlap: Pittsburgh Sports As Told By The Rolling Stones

So Mick and The Boys are going to invade the North Shore this weekend, blowing into town on their Zip Code Tour and — even at their advanced age — ready to rock Heinz Field.

93-7 The Fan–06/18/2015

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Dunlap: Tyler Boyd Should Be Suspended One Game

This one is easy. Tyler Boyd sits. He sits one game. Hopefully he learns his lesson, everyone moves on and he never makes a mistake like this again.

93-7 The Fan–06/15/2015

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Dunlap: Sometimes Maximum Effort Is Taking It Too Far

Please don’t take this as a column advocating “loafing” — such a great Pittsburgh word, that “loafing” — because that’s far from what these words are.

93-7 The Fan–06/11/2015

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Dunlap: A.J. Burnett Winning City Over Again

A.J. Burnett lost Monday night. You can read it right there in the box score, in the game log, in the chronicle of that rain-fragmented game played against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has, however, won over these Pittsburgh Pirates for a second time.

93-7 The Fan–06/09/2015

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Dunlap: Mario Can Do It His Way

If anyone in this town deserves to do it his way, it is Mario Lemieux.

93-7 The Fan–06/04/2015

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Dunlap: Caitlyn Jenner Is Finally Happy – Good For Her

Caitlyn Jenner is the former Bruce Jenner.

93-7 The Fan–06/02/2015

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Dunlap: The National League Better Watch Out For Cutch

Watch out National League. Cutch looks like he’s back.

93-7 The Fan–05/29/2015

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Dunlap: Jordy Mercer Still Confident He’s An Everyday Guy

Jordy Mercer sipped hot tea on Tuesday at about 3:45 p.m. as he stood at the base of his locker in the Pirates’ clubhouse.


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Dunlap: 5 Other PAT Proposals The NFL Should Consider

You have probably heard by now, but the NFL is trying to make their product more exciting by tinkering with the most innocuous play in sports this side of the intentional walk —- yes, the extra point.

93-7 The Fan–05/20/2015

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Dunlap: What If A.J. Can’t Walk Away?

Forget an ending with this 2015 victory lap, how about a second encore in 2016?

93-7 The Fan–05/13/2015

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Dunlap: Hurdle Doesn’t Have A Problem, He Has A Real Team

This isn’t at all a problem.