John Steigerwald

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John Steigerwald has been a fixture of TV, radio, and newspaper sports in Pittsburgh, and has a Sunday column in the Observer-Reporter.
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Jan 2017

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Big difference between Porter arrest and Holmes

Why will Joey Porter be on the sidelines tonight when the Steelers play the Kansas City Chiefs?

In case you missed it, Porter was involved in a beef with a security guy and an off-duty cop Sunday night outside a bar on Pittsburgh’s South Side. He was handcuffed, arrested and taken to the Allegheny County jail, charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness, unnecessary roughness and terroristic threats.

OK, I made up the unnecessary roughness.

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Jan 2017

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Running games, third downs could be key for Steelers, Dolphins

It might come down to third down.

The Steelers are favored by 10 points over the Dolphins and they should advance in the playoffs with a win today. If they don’t, it might be because the Dolphins did a better job on third down.

Their defense allowed opponents to convert 36.2 percent of the time, fourth best in the NFL. The Steelers defense was ranked 23rd at 41.1 percent.

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Dec 2016

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Tomlin got the final word, just like Bradshaw

Is Mike Tomlin a great coach?

Quite a stir was created around the football world, especially in Pittsburgh, when Terry Bradshaw was asked that question on a panel show called “Speak For Yourself” on FS1.

And, before we go on, let’s remember that he was asked a question, and let’s also keep in mind that the topic for the segment, which appeared on the screen as a graphic, was “Does Mike Tomlin still have to prove that he’s a great coach?”

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Dec 2016

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McCaffrey made smart choice to skip bowl game

McCaffrey made smart choice to skip bowl game

Remember when bowl games mattered?

Remember when it was an honor to play in a bowl game?

If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’re probably pretty old. You’d have to remember when there were four bowl games that mattered and they were all played on New Year’s Day.

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