Colin Dunlap


Recent Articles & Blog Posts

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Dunlap: Rori Blair Must Pay Within Reason

To the best of my knowledge, I’ve never been in a car going 117 mph.

93-7 The Fan–07/22/2015

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Dunlap: Pedro Can Be So Puzzling

Just say Pedro in Pittsburgh — breathe that singular name into a microphone on a sports talk show or announce it to the person next to you at the bar and the conversation begins.

07/19/2015

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Dunlap: This Isn’t Pete Rose’s Fault

If nothing else, Pete Rose is an opportunist. And if nothing else, new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred allowed Major League Baseball to act in a hypocritical manner.

93-7 The Fan–07/15/2015

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Dunlap: This Sure As Heck Felt Like The Playoffs

That was baseball; that was real baseball.

07/13/2015

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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: 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: 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