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Colin Dunlap Column

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates Lose Out On Arms Race

On Deadline Day, the Pirates stood pat.

93-7 The Fan–07/31/2014

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Colin Dunlap: How In The Heck Have The Pirates Done This?

The Pirates might be hard-pressed to reach those 94 victories they achieved last season, as the organization took the fanbase — and the city as a whole — on a magnificent ride that ended in the playoffs and still forces a buzz when anyone speaks a word of it.

93-7 The Fan–07/08/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates Got This One Right

Good on the Pirates. In this instance, at least, good on the Pirates.

05/22/2014

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Colin Dunlap: I Blindly Trust Mario Lemieux

Call me crazy, that’s fine. But I blindly trust Mario Lemieux.

93-7 The Fan–05/16/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Neil Walker Keeps Late Friend Close To His Heart

Neil Walker didn’t want to be on a baseball field. Which, if you know Neil Walker at all, you know is the most abnormal feeling Neil Walker can have.

93-7 The Fan–05/06/2014

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Colin Dunlap: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Listen, this column space is generally reserved for an exploration into topics about the sports world; I use it mostly to relay to you thoughts about the Pirates, Steelers, Penguins or other relevant happenings in such a realm. Today, we’re going in a different direction. Just because, well, because.

93-7 The Fan–05/04/2014

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Colin Dunlap: A Sobering Time

Kris Letang is coming back tonight for the Penguins. He’s been out since the end of January. I don’t know, can’t get too much into hockey tonight — I’ll watch, but I will remember it’s just an escape for a few hours.

93-7 The Fan–04/09/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Ishikawa Thinks Replay Will Help People Get Along

Leave it to Pirates first baseman Travis Ishikawa to find a different viewpoint to the newly-implemented replay system in Major League Baseball.

93-7 The Fan–04/02/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Pirates And Bonds Did The Right Thing

The Pirates did the right thing. Barry Bonds did the right thing. Now, Monday, the city will experience a great thing.

93-7 The Fan–03/28/2014

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Colin Dunlap: This Is The Best Time Of Year

This is it. We are here. Oh, and here’s a disclaimer before we get going: I don’t care much about those play-in games in the NCAA Tournament — or whatever it is they call them now. Anyhow, this is it. We are here.

03/19/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Super Bowl Prop Bets I Would Like To See

The silly season is upon us.

93-7 The Fan–01/30/2014

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Colin Dunlap: Conflicted About Cowher’s Claim

Talk about being conflicted. Oh man, this is tough. For years here in Pittsburgh, it hasn’t been a conspiracy theory by many who have held onto it, but leaning more toward what they thought was fact.

93-7 The Fan–01/16/2014

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Colin Dunlap: A Look Inside Pittsburgh Christmas Lists

This time of year, plenty of letters are addressed to the North Pole and Mr. Santa Claus. Well, it pays to have people in the right places. Lucky enough for me, I was able to intercept a few Christmas lists (as the big day is just a week away) that were addressed to Santa that emanated from right here in Pittsburgh, Pa.

93-7 The Fan–12/18/2013

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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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