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Dunlap: Hard To Admit, We Hate The Cards Because They Win

No one cares about a loser. And many love to hate a winner.

93-7 The Fan–07/09/2015

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Dunlap: Pete Rose Won’t Get Into The Hall … Who Cares?

Pete Rose is done. He will never — if this latest allegation and the smoking gun of an old betting chit are true — get into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. To that, I say this: So what? Who cares? What’s it matter?

93-7 The Fan–06/23/2015

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Dunlap: Pittsburgh Sports As Told By The Rolling Stones

So Mick and The Boys are going to invade the North Shore this weekend, blowing into town on their Zip Code Tour and — even at their advanced age — ready to rock Heinz Field.

93-7 The Fan–06/18/2015

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Dunlap: Tyler Boyd Should Be Suspended One Game

This one is easy. Tyler Boyd sits. He sits one game. Hopefully he learns his lesson, everyone moves on and he never makes a mistake like this again.

93-7 The Fan–06/15/2015

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Dunlap: Sometimes Maximum Effort Is Taking It Too Far

Please don’t take this as a column advocating “loafing” — such a great Pittsburgh word, that “loafing” — because that’s far from what these words are.

93-7 The Fan–06/11/2015

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Dunlap: A.J. Burnett Winning City Over Again

A.J. Burnett lost Monday night. You can read it right there in the box score, in the game log, in the chronicle of that rain-fragmented game played against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has, however, won over these Pittsburgh Pirates for a second time.

93-7 The Fan–06/09/2015

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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: 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: 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: 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

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