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The Phillips File- Three Keys To A Super Steelers Sunday In Dallas.

The Super Bowl is upon us. We have watched our beloved Steelers win six Lombardi trophies in the past 36 years. In some cases, the Steelers were favorites to win the big game. This Super Bowl trip, Green Bay is the oddsmakers choice

93-7 The Fan–02/05/2011

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Idle Thoughts- A Grab Bag Of Super Proportions

Hats off to Mike Tomlin and his staff for guiding their team to a 2nd Super Bowl appearance in three years. In the era of the NFL where salary cap, free agency and bad behavior from athletes makes it hard to stay on top, this franchise still manages to do so.

93-7 The Fan–01/26/2011

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The Phillips File- Victory Against Jets Comes Down To Ben

If there is one thing I have learned watching Ben Roethlisberger its this. When the game is on the line, there are few like him that can be the difference when it comes to winning and losing and making the big play at the end of a game.

93-7 The Fan–01/22/2011

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The Phillips File- Graham Next Best Thing For Pitt, But For How Long?

It wasn’t supposed to be Todd Graham accepting this job. That honor was destined for Tom Bradley. I guess it was never really in the cards. Bradley was never going to get the Pitt job. I should have known better to think that Pitt officials would hand the keys of their sports car over to a Penn State guy.

93-7 The Fan–01/11/2011

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The Phillips File- Bradley Interview Comes Too Late For Pederson

Lest anyone think that Tom Bradley won’t become the next head football coach at Pitt , I’m here to tell you he will.

93-7 The Fan–01/06/2011

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Idle Thoughts- A Sports Wish List for 2011.

I’m not one to share my opinion, but since you asked, I hope that…

…the NHL’s Winter Classic goes off without any major rain issues. The start time has been moved to 8pm for Saturday night. If weather is not a problem, I expect it to be the best WC of the four.

93-7 The Fan–12/31/2010

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Idle Thoughts- A Christmas Wish List For Santa.

Here’s to the Steelers locking up a 1st round by for the upcoming NFL playoffs. This team could use some added rest, and getting a bye should help several players with just that, most notably Troy Polamalu.

93-7 The Fan–12/25/2010

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The Phillips File- Haywood’s Success Could Determine Pederson’s Future.

Michael Haywood was intorduced as the next head football coach of the University of Pittsburgh on Thursday, just 10 days after Dave Wannstedt was shown the door by Pitt Athletic Director Steve Pederson

93-7 The Fan–12/17/2010

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The Phillips File- News Of Holgorsen Possibly To WVU A Bad Idea

I once thought soap operas were only relegated to television. Add the seedy world of college athletics to that list.

93-7 The Fan–12/14/2010

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Idle Thoughts- Wannstedt’s Departure Necessary Evil.

It seemed like the only person who was shocked by the events of Tuesday at the UPMC Sports Complex on Pittsburgh’s South Side was Dave Wannstedt himself.

93-7 The Fan–12/10/2010

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The Phillips File- Steelers-Ravens Never Seem To Disappoint

In this day and age where we live in the now and tend to see then next-best thing right around the corner of every channel we surf, the hype leading up to Sunday Nights AFC North battle between the Steelers and Ravens seemed almost too much.

93-7 The Fan–12/06/2010

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Idle Thoughts- A Turkey Day Sampler To Snack On

I’m not one to share my opinion, but since you asked…

It’s Thanksgiving and I have much to be thankful for. Watching Pitt’s 2010 football season however, is not one of them.

93-7 The Fan–11/25/2010

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Idle Thoughts- Reed’s Departure Leaves Big Hole In Kicking Game

I’m not one to share my opinion, but since you asked…

93-7 The Fan–11/18/2010

Paul Brown Stadium - Cincinnati, OH

Food & Games: Paul Brown Stadium- Cincinnati, Ohio

Queen City sits along the Ohio River is the home to its sports stadiums.

93-7 The Fan–11/08/2010

Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers Trip To Florida Nets Some Fish

What unfolded was nothing less than surreal on Sunday  at Pro Player Stadium, as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins waged battle.  Big Ben passed for two scores, but his fumble at the goal-line late in the 4th quarter with […]

93-7 The Fan–10/24/2010