Colin Dunlap

Recent Articles & Blog Posts

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

Dunlap: Hot And Cold List

People love lists. Oh man, do people love lists. That’s why I decided to throw together a nice, tidy little hot and cold list as this week winds to an end.

93-7 The Fan–03/17/2017

Dunlap: State Rep. Gets It Right With Sports Gambling

Colin Dunlap can get behind State Rep. Rob Matzie if for nothing more than his logical stance on one thing: he wants to bring sports betting to Pennsylvania.

93-7 The Fan–02/16/2017

Dunlap: Gronk’s Act Is Unflattering

Call me prudish. Call me starchy and staid if you feel like it. That’s fine, it’s cool, I can live with it.

93-7 The Fan–02/08/2017

Dunlap: Give Me More Antonio Brown

What a week. What a sideshow. What a human, this Antonio Brown. It just never stops with him.

93-7 The Fan–01/18/2017

Dunlap: Kevin Colbert Deserves Some Praise

Oh, people have hammered Kevin Colbert. And rightly so.

93-7 The Fan–01/11/2017

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