Colin Dunlap


Recent Articles & Blog Posts

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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

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Dunlap: Throlfing? What In The World Is Throlfing?

Ever heard of Throlf? Me neither.

93-7 The Fan–05/04/2015

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Dunlap: What One Fan Would Get In An Otherwise Empty PNC Park?

On Wednesday afternoon, the most rare occurrence — as in it has never happened before — was taking place in Major League Baseball. The Baltimore Orioles were hosting the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium at Camden Yards because of the unrest in the city.

93-7 The Fan–04/29/2015

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Dunlap: Wainwright Another Example Of Why DH Needed In Both Leagues

Adam Wainwright should never have been in that position. No, we’re past the point of this making sense.

04/27/2015

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Dunlap: 5 Things I’d Like To See Changed In Pittsburgh Sports

The only true constant in life is change. Situations evolve; the world keeps spinning and progressing every day.

93-7 The Fan–04/22/2015

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Dunlap: Antonio Brown Fighting Wrong Battle

AB will get KO’d in all of this. He won’t win. He won’t come close to winning. No, Antonio Brown will get knocked out in this fight by a family of old-school, North Side Irish street brawlers.

93-7 The Fan–04/20/2015

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Dunlap: Pens Series Will Come Down To Stars

Don’t tell me about the down-the-liners.

93-7 The Fan–04/15/2015

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Dunlap: Bell 3-Game Suspension Deserved

Now we know. The National Football League has finally spoken. Well, at least according to multiple reports they have — and the league acted sternly but fairly from this vantage.

93-7 The Fan–04/09/2015

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Dunlap: Friday Is Time To Show Up, Pittsburgh

This is the best sports town in our country. I have been to all major ones and many of the smaller ones. Pittsburgh — and maybe I’m biased because I’m from here and love this place — is the best sports town in this land.

93-7 The Fan–04/08/2015

Mike Tomlin

Dunlap: Imagine Some Pirates On The Gridiron

It seems like this has become an annual pilgrimage, as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin visited Bradenton and Pirates Spring Training camp on Monday. On his visits, Tomlin normally has a chuckle with the media, catches up with his pal Clint Hurdle and takes in a workout, game or both. But as he was there on Monday, it got me thinking … what if Tomlin had to, legitimately, select someone out of Pirates camp to take to St. Vincent?

93-7 The Fan–03/30/2015

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Dunlap: Neil Alexander Inspired In Life and Death

What do you say? What can you say?

93-7 The Fan–03/24/2015