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Colin Dunlap: Make A Real Statement About Ray Rice

All you’re going to do about Ray Rice is be mad — and continue to spend money on the National Football League.

07/28/2014

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Ravens’ Rice To Miss Game Against Steelers Due To 2-Game Suspension

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

93-7 The Fan–07/24/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Colin Dunlap: Nothing Says I Need To Feel Good For Cleveland

Apparently it is fashionable right now to feel good for Cleveland – especially the sports landscape in the town not far to the North and West of us here in Pittsburgh.

07/15/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Top 5 Reasons Now Is Time For Pirates To Act

With the Pirates escaping St. Louis on Thursday night being able to salvage one win in a four-game series to push their record to 48-44 and 3 ½ games behind National League Central-leading Milwaukee, something [...]

93-7 The Fan–07/11/2014

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Colin Dunlap: How In The Heck Have The Pirates Done This?

The Pirates might be hard-pressed to reach those 94 victories they achieved last season, as the organization took the fanbase — and the city as a whole — on a magnificent ride that ended in the playoffs and still forces a buzz when anyone speaks a word of it.

93-7 The Fan–07/08/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 09: Ike Taylor #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the San Diego Chargers on December 9, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Colin Dunlap: Ike Taylor Got This One Wrong

Instead of bellyaching about a pay cut on the radio, Ike Taylor should be grateful the Steelers elected to bring him back.

07/01/2014

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Pirates’ Alvarez Learns Important Lesson From Father

Pirates’ third baseman Pedro Alvarez says a lesson from his father during the early stages of his career impacted the way he approaches baseball.

93-7 The Fan–06/27/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Too Many Knee-Jerkers React To Johnston Hire

Seems the default switch to the hire made by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday is firmly tilted toward a dose of vigorous skepticism by many.

06/26/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Botterill Real Winner In Pens GM Derby

The Pittsburgh Penguins named a new general manager on Friday.

06/07/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Hurdle Calls Marte Out Publicly (And I Like It)

Falling in line with the way Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle normally does things, this was anything but typical.

06/03/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Dodgers Series Vital For Pirates

If they don’t get it together against the Los Angeles Dodgers over the next four games, this very well might be where — looking at it retrospectively — we were able to mark the beginning of the end for the 2014 Pirates season.

05/29/2014

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Colin Dunlap: I Blindly Trust Mario Lemieux

Call me crazy, that’s fine. But I blindly trust Mario Lemieux.

93-7 The Fan–05/16/2014

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Report: Ray Shero Not Safe

After another epic playoff collapse that has many just assuming Head Coach Dan Bylsma’s time is up here in Pittsburgh, the real question is, who else is in jeopardy?

93-7 The Fan–05/14/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Neil Walker Keeps Late Friend Close To His Heart

Neil Walker didn’t want to be on a baseball field. Which, if you know Neil Walker at all, you know is the most abnormal feeling Neil Walker can have.

93-7 The Fan–05/06/2014

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Colin Dunlap: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Listen, this column space is generally reserved for an exploration into topics about the sports world; I use it mostly to relay to you thoughts about the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins or other relevant happenings in such a realm. Today, we’re going in a different direction. Just because, well, because.

93-7 The Fan–05/04/2014