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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Jul 2017

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Trade Phil Kessel? That’s a bad idea

Who wants to trade Phil Kessel?

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said on the radio a few days ago that he has no intention of trading him but the feeling seems to persist among fans and some in the media that the Penguins would like to trade him.

Why?

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Jul 2017

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Steelers’ Bell would be wise to hold out, before his wheels fall off

“We’ll run him until his wheels fall off.”

That’s what Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he planned to do with Willie Parker 10 years ago. It wasn’t long thereafter that Parker’s wheels fell off.

He had five 100-yard games through Game 7 of the 1997 season, and also had a 93-yard game in that stretch, and finished with 1,321 yards and a trip to the Pro Bowl.

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Jul 2017

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McEnroe gave honest answer to dumb question

What I know about tennis you could write on the head of a pin.

I can honestly tell you that, if you added up the time I have spent in the last 10 years watching either or both of the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, it wouldn’t total a minute.

I know that they’re both great players because they’ve been so great that even people who know nothing about tennis know who they are.

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Jun 2017

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Making a case that Crosby is better than Gretzky

Making a case that Crosby is better than Gretzky

I would bet that Sidney Crosby wants to throw up when he’s asked about his legacy. I could be wrong, but I get the feeling most players and coaches – especially the great ones – never use the word and only hear it from the media.

It’s only been fairly recently that the media seem to have developed an obsession for discussions about the effects of a season, a series or a game on a player’s legacy.

I don’t know who’s in charge of North American Sports Legacies but I’m pretty sure they’re pretty impressed with Crosby’s back-to-back Stanley Cups and Conn Smythe trophies.

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