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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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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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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: 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

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Colin Dunlap: Cut Blocking Seems A Cowardly Approach

Maurkice Pouncey is done. He’s finished, kaput. At least for 2013. The Steelers’ all-everything center and lynchpin of that offensive line was done-in on Sunday by some friendly fire, a cut-block-gone-bad from right guard David DeCastro.

93-7 The Fan–09/11/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Tyler Boyd Needs Expanded Role

Pitt didn’t lose Monday night because of any gameplan. Pitt lost Monday night because they played Florida State. Period. That’s the end.

93-7 The Fan–09/03/2013

Justin Morneau

Colin Dunlap: Pirates Go “All In” With Morneau

This feels like Penguins season, huh? Well, at least that part before the playoff breakdown — you know, the part when general manager Ray Shero went out and cobbled together a club that was supposed to make a run toward a title.

93-7 The Fan–08/31/2013

Charlie Morton

Colin Dunlap: Charlie Morton Proving His Worth

I’m ready to roll with Charlie Morton. Ready to hand him the ball in this pennant race in a game of profound significance.

93-7 The Fan–08/29/2013

Plaxico Burress

Colin Dunlap: If This Is The End, Thanks Plex

If this is the end, Mr. Plaxico Burress, thanks. Thanks for always being a story.

08/10/2013

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Colin Dunlap: A Step In Right Direction Is Enough For Pitt

No one internally is going to say it, nor should they.

08/08/2013

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Colin Dunlap: Live In The Now With These Bucs

Inhale this. All of it. Stop all the worry, halt the projections and cease all forms of the what-if game.

07/24/2013

Clint Hurdle

Colin Dunlap: Hurdle There In Tough Times For Current HR Phenom Davis

It’s good to be king. In the case of Chris Davis, it also comes with a ton of speculation.

93-7 The Fan–07/17/2013

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