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Colin Dunlap: Time To Fight Back Against Ray Rice, Ravens Fans

What a small man Ray Rice is. I already thought this, but think it even more this Monday morning after seeing a video posted by TMZ in which Rice, the Baltimore Ravens’ running back, is purportedly shown punching his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer in the face back in February in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

93-7 The Fan–09/08/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Walker Autograph Story Way Overblown

There really is no Neil Walker autograph controversy.

93-7 The Fan–09/06/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Cutch Needs To Start Taking Care Of Cutch

If I’m Andrew McCutchen, that’s my stance — and a very hardline one — toward Major League Baseball as I sit and ponder some thoughts in the aftermath of what happened in St. Louis on Wednesday.

09/04/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Quit Your Complaining About The Traffic

Pittsburgh has four major sports — football, baseball, hockey and complaining.

93-7 The Fan–08/28/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Hurdle Must Ride With Pedro

I like Ike – but not nearly as much as Pedro. Actually, it isn’t even close when measuring those gentlemen as baseball players.

08/25/2014

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Colin Dunlap: To Put It Bluntly, These Two Steelers Were Incredibly Dumb

I know McKnight Road can be a stressful place, but the arrest on Wednesday afternoon of Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount by Ross Township Police has to be one of the most boneheaded exhibitions by professional athletes in our city in quite some time.

08/21/2014

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Colin Dunlap: I Would Bet On Charlie Morton Down Stretch

Charlie Morton wasn’t good on Sunday. But at this point, as Morton’s record has dipped to 5-11 and he lasted just five innings on Sunday in an 8-2 loss to the Padres, I’m ready to [...]

08/11/2014

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Pirates Considering A Move To First Base For Pedro Alvarez

With 24 errors this year and throwing issues resembling those that Steve Sax and Chuck Knoblauch went through, the rumblings of moving Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first base have begun.

93-7 The Fan–08/04/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates Lose Out On Arms Race

On Deadline Day, the Pirates stood pat.

93-7 The Fan–07/31/2014

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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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