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: Gay Is First Step, Now Steelers Need To Bring Foster Back

Tuesday afternoon brought just about the best news possible — at least in the current market — for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary.


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Dunlap: Observations Peeking Around Pirates Camp In Bradenton

As the 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates attempt to reach the postseason for the fourth consecutive season — and that still sounds crazy to say out loud — they have been busting their humps at McKechnie Field and Pirate City.

93-7 The Fan–03/04/2016

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Dunlap: Pirates Motivated By Underdog Role

It seems the Pittsburgh Pirates love the underdog role. Man, do they love the underdog role.

93-7 The Fan–03/01/2016

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Dunlap: MLB Has The Wrong Neighborhood

Colin Dunlap says MLB’s decision to make the “Neighborhood Play” reviewable is a very bad idea.


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Dunlap: Pitchers & Helmets Seems To Be A Simple Fix

Jared Hughes is using his head. Mark Melancon might, too. Major League Baseball should put its head together with their minor league system and get this thing right.


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Dunlap: Some Fun With The New Pirates Throwbacks

On Thursday, the Pirates unveiled their new Sunday alternate uniforms for the 2016 season. And, as the kids say, they are dope.

93-7 The Fan–02/18/2016

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Dunlap: Jamie Dixon Has Hit A Stumble

According to Colin Dunlap, Jamie Dixon’s approval rating in the court of Pittsburgh public opinion appears to be at an all-time low.


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Dunlap: How Much Do We Pay Attention To The Hall Of Fame?

The latest racket and rumpus came about surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame and involves one of the Super Steelers.


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Dunlap: Cam Newton Isn’t The Bad Guy

Cam Newton had a terrible day at the office. Actually, he probably had about the worst day at the office someone in his position could have had.


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Dunlap: I Get Excited For The Games, Not Recruiting

Colin Dunlap doesn’t begrudge the people who have a profound interest in recruiting; it just never was and never will be his thing.


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Dunlap: A Letter To Ramon Foster (If This Really Is The End)

Colin Dunlap pens a letter to Ramon Foster.


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Dunlap: Do We Really Care About HGH In The NFL?

Do we really care what these NFL players have running through their bodies when they take to the playing fields to try to knock the living snot out of each other?


Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the New York Jets.

Dunlap: Belichick, Brady Can’t Break Free From Shadow Of Cheating

That big asterisk next to all the accomplishments of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady — in my estimation at least — stayed just as large after what happened on Sunday in the AFC title game against the Denver Broncos.


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Dunlap: Manning’s Current Game Doesn’t Strike Fear

Does Peyton Manning strike fear?

93-7 The Fan–01/13/2016

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Dunlap: Burfict Despicable (Again)

Vontaze Burfict acting like a knucklehead for much of the night was about the most predictable portion of Saturday’s football game that anyone should have seen coming.




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