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: Throlfing? What In The World Is Throlfing?

Ever heard of Throlf? Me neither.

93-7 The Fan–05/04/2015

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Dunlap: What One Fan Would Get In An Otherwise Empty PNC Park?

On Wednesday afternoon, the most rare occurrence — as in it has never happened before — was taking place in Major League Baseball. The Baltimore Orioles were hosting the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium at Camden Yards because of the unrest in the city.

93-7 The Fan–04/29/2015

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Dunlap: Wainwright Another Example Of Why DH Needed In Both Leagues

Adam Wainwright should never have been in that position. No, we’re past the point of this making sense.


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Dunlap: 5 Things I’d Like To See Changed In Pittsburgh Sports

The only true constant in life is change. Situations evolve; the world keeps spinning and progressing every day.

93-7 The Fan–04/22/2015

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Dunlap: Antonio Brown Fighting Wrong Battle

AB will get KO’d in all of this. He won’t win. He won’t come close to winning. No, Antonio Brown will get knocked out in this fight by a family of old-school, North Side Irish street brawlers.

93-7 The Fan–04/20/2015

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Dunlap: Pens Series Will Come Down To Stars

Don’t tell me about the down-the-liners.

93-7 The Fan–04/15/2015

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Dunlap: Home Opener Is Always Extra Special

Deep, seemingly bottomless and unending, Federal Street on Monday just before 1 p.m. clogged and overflowed with patrons on their way into the Pirates home opener, many donning black shirts. It was a swarm and mass of bodies, a jam-packed Pirates party.


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Dunlap: Troy Polamalu Let His Actions Talk For Him

For the most part, stay away from making sports figures your role models.


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Dunlap: Bell 3-Game Suspension Deserved

Now we know. The National Football League has finally spoken. Well, at least according to multiple reports they have — and the league acted sternly but fairly from this vantage.

93-7 The Fan–04/09/2015

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Dunlap: Friday Is Time To Show Up, Pittsburgh

This is the best sports town in our country. I have been to all major ones and many of the smaller ones. Pittsburgh — and maybe I’m biased because I’m from here and love this place — is the best sports town in this land.

93-7 The Fan–04/08/2015

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Dunlap: These Are Pirates’ High Times, Soak Them Up

On Monday at 4:10 p.m. in Cincinnati, the 2015 Pirates season is set to begin.


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Dunlap: Credit Crosby’s Season, Don’t Discredit It

Discontinue with this whole “sky is falling” narrative as it pertains to Penguins center Sidney Crosby. He’s been really good this season.


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Dunlap: Imagine Some Pirates On The Gridiron

It seems like this has become an annual pilgrimage, as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin visited Bradenton and Pirates Spring Training camp on Monday. On his visits, Tomlin normally has a chuckle with the media, catches up with his pal Clint Hurdle and takes in a workout, game or both. But as he was there on Monday, it got me thinking … what if Tomlin had to, legitimately, select someone out of Pirates camp to take to St. Vincent?

93-7 The Fan–03/30/2015

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Dunlap: Neil Alexander Inspired In Life and Death

What do you say? What can you say?

93-7 The Fan–03/24/2015

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Dunlap: James Harrison Deal Speaks Volumes About Jarvis Jones

James Harrison will be a Steeler again.