Colin Dunlap

Recent Articles & Blog Posts

Dunlap: Blake Bortles Isn’t Winning This Game

This one is simple; this one is a cinch and a no-brainer: There is no way (barring something unforeseen like an injury to Ben Roethlisberger or one of the Steelers’ big dogs) that Blake Bortles is winning the next game he plays.

93-7 The Fan–01/11/2018

Dunlap: NFL Fan Behavior Is So Out Of Line

What is it with NFL fan behavior? What’s the romanticism or draw with people acting like total idiots and doing things such as jumping off trucks and breaking tables.


Dunlap: The Iloka Decision Is Baloney

It is stunning, it is ridiculous, it is ineptitude of the highest order from a league that has become a laughingstock in the punishment and player safety departments.

93-7 The Fan–12/06/2017

Dunlap: Gronk Should Miss Steelers Game

Rob Gronkowski should miss the much-anticipated, Mike-Tomlin-is-already-looking-ahead-to-it matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots on Dec. 17.

93-7 The Fan–12/04/2017

Dunlap: Fighting In Sports Is An Intriguing Case

Saw a captivating story today from the other side of the Commonwealth.

93-7 The Fan–11/29/2017

Dunlap: Ben Needs To Be Better – And He Knows It

It’s the unadulterated and pure truth, no matter what vantage you have of the Steelers’ offense — quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs to be better. He needs to be much better. And it’s OK to ask him to be better.

93-7 The Fan–09/27/2017

Dunlap: The Steelers’ Offense is A-OK

I love the business I’m in. It’s pretty much the reaction business. Check that — especially come football season in these parts, it is the overreaction business.

93-7 The Fan–09/18/2017

Dunlap: Tomlin Is Second Best In The NFL

I don’t have any scientific data and I haven’t consulted Quinnipiac, but it sure feels like Mike Tomlin has a higher approval rating outside western Pennsylvania than he does in these parts.

93-7 The Fan–08/09/2017

Dunlap: Marte’s Return A Study In Fan Reactions

I didn’t expect, as Starling Marte stepped to the plate for his first at-bat after an 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension, for the crowd to largely offer a big round of applause.

93-7 The Fan–07/19/2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor

Dunlap: I’m Sold On This McGregor/Mayweather Jr. Fight

I’m sold as sold can be on the Aug. 26 boxing match between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, the foremost pound-for-pound pugilist in the world.

93-7 The Fan–07/12/2017

Dunlap: How Long For Clint Hurdle?

Here’s one for you as it pertains to the future of Pirates manager Clint Hurdle … I could see it going either way and, in truth, wouldn’t have a problem whichever way the Pirates decided to go.

93-7 The Fan–07/10/2017

Dunlap: Something Interesting Playing Out With McCutchen

Something really curious is afoot with Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen — he’s killing it again. Crushing it. Mashing everything pitchers throw in the strike zone and returning to all-star form.

93-7 The Fan–06/14/2017

Dunlap: Guentzel’s Improbable Story Is Incredible

Who would have thought that Jake Guentzel would be the perfect winger for Sidney Crosby?

93-7 The Fan–05/11/2017

Dunlap: Lack Of Martavis Bryant News Is Curious

About this time every year, you can count on Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert — a gentleman I genuinely like personally and admire professionally for the job he’s done — saying the same thing on the same subject.

93-7 The Fan–04/24/2017

Dunlap: NFL Hypocritical In Las Vegas Matters

The NFL can’t take a hard stance on calling Las Vegas a seedy place anymore.

93-7 The Fan–04/10/2017

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