Colin Dunlap Column
Walk past Jim Tomsula on East Carson Street and he looks like a guy headed into a bar for a fish “sammich” and a bottle of beer — but not the fancy kind, just a regular beer.
No ceremony. No press conference. No member of the Rooney family standing in front of television cameras thanking Dick LeBeau — one of the greatest defensive coordinators of all-time — for his dedication and commitment to one of the proudest organizations in the National Football League. Nope.
It happened at 10:34 p.m. on Sunday night. A stadium fell silent. A fan base held their collective breath. Steeler Nation starting saying novenas.
It appears Pat Narduzzi is about to become the next head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh.
There would seem to be a slender line between use and overuse when it comes to a running back.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had time to throw on Sunday.
A Major League Baseball player took less money to play in Pittsburgh. Stop. Think about that for a moment.
Clint Hurdle says a prayer each morning.
On Deadline Day, the Pirates stood pat.
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.
Good on the Pirates. In this instance, at least, good on the Pirates.
Call me crazy, that’s fine. But I blindly trust Mario Lemieux.
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.
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.
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.