Colin Dunlap

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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

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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

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Dunlap: Boeheim Shows Again He Is Boss

Hold your applause. Syracuse University didn’t do the right thing. Far from it.

93-7 The Fan–03/18/2015

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Dunlap: Driscoll And Toole Tournament Matchup Is Intriguing

One guy is a Pittsburgher. One guy is an adopted Pittsburgher. Both guys are tough to beat — on and off the floor.

93-7 The Fan–03/16/2015

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Dunlap: 5 Things Learned In A Week In Bradenton

Over this past week, my compadres and I with The Fan Morning Show spent the days at McKechnie Field dissecting and scrutinizing the Pittsburgh Pirates as they go through the rigors of Spring Training.

93-7 The Fan–03/13/2015

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Dunlap: Be Respectful Of Worilds’ Decision And Move On

You had to be skeptical. I know I was. It’s OK to admit if you were too.

93-7 The Fan–03/11/2015

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Dunlap: Can’t Picture Polamalu Somewhere Else

Can’t bring myself to think about it that much. And, even more, I can’t bring myself to envision how it would look.

93-7 The Fan–03/04/2015

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Dunlap: Olbermann Not A Person I’d Ever Want To Know

If you try to force a connection between the despicable terrors committed by Jerry Sandusky and some Penn State students raising money for pediatric cancer, you are nothing more than an ass going out of your way to look for trouble.

93-7 The Fan–02/25/2015

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Dunlap: A Pittsburgh Sports Guide To Lent

The season of self-renunciation is upon us. Oh yes, Lent.

93-7 The Fan–02/18/2015

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Dunlap: What Is Huntington’s Second Base Plan?

If there is one thing that has stood above all as the Pittsburgh Pirates have turned into winners, it is this: Neal Huntington has a plan.

93-7 The Fan–02/10/2015

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Colin Dunlap: Larry Foote & Marshawn Lynch Just A Difference Of Opinion

What started out as Marshawn Lynch against Roger Goodell has now drifted into Larry Foote against Marshawn Lynch.


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Dunlap: Cleveland Browns Are A Mess; No Tears Here

The quarterback is in rehab. The receiver is suspended (again) for at least a year. And the general manager might be in trouble for sending illegal texts during a game. Welcome to Cleveland.


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Dunlap: Bettis Finally Gets (Deserved) Call To The Hall

It was about time. On his fifth try — and in a decision long overdo — former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, marking relief and validation at the same time.

93-7 The Fan–01/31/2015

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Dunlap: Krueger Brothers Making Mark In Speedskating

Pittsburgh has turned out football players — that much we know, that much we celebrate like the shiniest badge of honor. This guy and that guy, that quarterback and this lineman, seemingly just about everyone who has made it is from here or has some kind of tie to western Pennsylvania.

93-7 The Fan–01/28/2015