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Colin Dunlap


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Dunlap: Sunday Snow Shows Us What A Joke Super Bowl XLVIII Might Be

Go ahead and romanticize all you want about football in the snow. Talk about it being the height of masculinity, the topmost of toughness. Tell me, and whoever else might listen, all about hefty men [...]

12/09/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Prime Time For Malkin To Stand Up

Evgeni Malkin needs to start showing up bigger. Think Wednesday night might provide some incentive? Let’s hope so.

11/20/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Hurdle Is Our Guy

For all of us here in Pittsburgh, however, he’s already earned a lot more. Award or no award, Clint Hurdle has become one of us.

11/13/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Jonathan Martin Should Be Praised

Few know what truly happened between Dolphins players Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin that forced the former to be suspended and the latter to leave the team after claiming he was a victim of continual bullying.

93-7 The Fan–11/06/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Riverhounds Plan Is Ambitious

There’s a place at the table in Pittsburgh for soccer. Just how big of a place? That is the decisive question.

93-7 The Fan–10/31/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Steelers All But Finished This Season

This Steelers season cannot be salvaged. Just forget it. All is lost; it is done, over.

10/28/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Toughen Up, Seriously

Bullying is a real problem. Know what’s worse? Crying wolf about it.

93-7 The Fan–10/23/2013

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A.J. Burnett: “I’ll Be Back With The Pittsburgh Pirates Or Retire”

There have been a lot of questions surrounding Pirates pitcher — and free agent — A.J. Burnett since the Pirates’ season ended.

93-7 The Fan–10/21/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Bell Really Opened Eyes Against Ravens

The future is here; the wait is over. Or at least it looks that way with the Pittsburgh Steelers’ backfield.

10/21/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Understand The Magnificence We Are Witnessing

We get to witness brilliance. Not everyone in the sports world does, but fans here in Pittsburgh do, two times over. Please, do yourself a favor. Don’t take a moment of this for granted.

93-7 The Fan–10/16/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Haley Deserves (Gasp) Some Credit

You aren’t going to want to do this. Actually, you are loathe to do this — downright hate doing it and abhor arriving at this point. But you have to, if only for one day.

10/14/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Thanks, Pirates

In the aftermath of the Pirates losing 6-1 in Game 5 of the National League Division Series to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, you will see an excessive amount of those “What a [...]

10/10/2013

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Colin Dunlap: All The Pressure On Cardinals In Game 5

Pressure on the Pirates? Save it. There is zero, nada, zilch.

10/09/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Alvarez Pushed Through Bad Times To Make This His Time

This postseason has turned into Pedro Alvarez’s time.

10/06/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Cole Must Start If Game 5 Occurs

The other shoe dropped for A.J. Burnett on Friday afternoon. It was Gerrit Cole’s gigantic shoe, vehemently stomping out the possibility that Burnett should touch the baseball again in this best of five, National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

93-7 The Fan–10/04/2013