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

Dunlap: Impossible To Overuse Bell

The Steelers should be firmly entrenched and solely fixated on the business of the present — and that business right now is pumping Le’Veon Bell the football.


Dunlap: Martavis Needs To Shape Up

While questions surround Martavis Bryant’s future in Pittsburgh, one thing is clear: He isn’t the explosive player many thought he would be upon his return.


Dunlap: No Moral Victories For Steelers

There’s no room for a moral victory as the Steelers head to Kansas City to play a Chiefs team that is 5-0 and has scored an NFL-leading 164 points.


Dunlap: AB Was Just Being AB

The latest example of AB being AB came early in the second quarter in what ended up in a 26-9 victory for the Steelers on Sunday at Baltimore.


Dunlap: Ben Needs To Be Better – And He Knows It

It’s the unadulterated and pure truth, no matter what vantage you have of the Steelers’ offense — quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs to be better. He needs to be much better. And it’s OK to ask him to be better.

93-7 The Fan–09/27/2017

Dunlap: Steelers Fans Aren’t Going Anywhere

Steelers football isn’t a religion in western Pennsylvania, it is the religion in these parts. That’s why you won’t quit the Steelers after their national anthem protest.


Dunlap: Worry About Your Team

What James Franklin did at last weekend’s Penn State-Georgia State game was coach his team the way he wanted.


Dunlap: The Steelers’ Offense is A-OK

I love the business I’m in. It’s pretty much the reaction business. Check that — especially come football season in these parts, it is the overreaction business.

93-7 The Fan–09/18/2017

Dunlap: James Franklin’s Words Hit The Mark

If you don’t like James Franklin saying outlandish things in the press conference after the game, the best way to shut him up is to beat him if you’re Pitt.


J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans reatcs after making a defensive play against the New Orleans Saints in the third quarter on November 29, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Dunlap: Watt, Rizzo Prove There Are Good Guys In Sports

Here’s a story about a couple of good guys in sports and the good they have done in the past few days.


Dunlap: There Are No Negatives With James Conner

Before the grass stains had fully set in on James Conner’s pants on Sunday, a debate raged on social media about how he “wasn’t Bell.”


Dunlap: Tomlin Is Second Best In The NFL

I don’t have any scientific data and I haven’t consulted Quinnipiac, but it sure feels like Mike Tomlin has a higher approval rating outside western Pennsylvania than he does in these parts.

93-7 The Fan–08/09/2017

Dunlap: Steelers Will Go As Far As O-Line Takes Them

This might be the best offensive line the Steelers have ever had and how far the team goes depends on them.


Dunlap: Golf Better Get With The Times

Had something else been on TV, Colin Dunlap would have turned the channel as Jordan Spieth’s errant tee shot on No. 13 caused a significant delay at the British Open.


Dunlap: Marte’s Return A Study In Fan Reactions

I didn’t expect, as Starling Marte stepped to the plate for his first at-bat after an 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension, for the crowd to largely offer a big round of applause.

93-7 The Fan–07/19/2017



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