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Friday, November 9, 2018

Pylon Pics: High-speed, high-flying Steelers

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 12:50 AM

Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers is lifted into the air by Vance McDonald following McDonald's touchdown. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers is lifted into the air by Vance McDonald following McDonald's touchdown.
Hours before Antonio Brown flew down the sideline, he was clocked going 100mph down McKnight Road in his Porsche. He and the entire Pittsburgh Steelers team never took their foot off of the pedal in their game against the Carolina Panthers. Tonight's game set the NFL record this season for most points scored and Pittsburgh did it at will. Five touchdowns for Ben Roethlisberger, all to different receivers, put him in sole possession of 7th place all-time with 350 touchdowns.

Pittsburgh improves to 6-2-1 and will travel next to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars on November 18th for a 1pm game.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Pylon Pics: Love everyone. No exceptions.

Posted By on Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 6:09 PM

Antonio Brown hugs a fan on the sidelines prior to kickoff against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Antonio Brown hugs a fan on the sidelines prior to kickoff against the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.
"We need love, not hate. And we need that giant hug..."

Those were the words of Jeff Finkelstein, President/CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh during today's vigil at Soldiers & Sailors in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He spoke just after the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 33-18 at Heinz Field.

Sports offer us a healthy, temporary distraction from life during times like these. It’s not for everyone. We all have our own ways of dealing with obstacles in front of us, many of which are emotional in nature for many Pittsburghers right now. It can also be a platform for change like what we’ve seen in recent years with Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid, and others. But it’s many things for many people. Today, myself and approximately 68,000 people used football to help heal.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Catch Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown tonight on Treehouse Masters

Posted By on Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Antonio Brown (center) with Kennihan employees - PHOTO: KENNIHAN PLUMBING, HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
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  • Antonio Brown (center) with Kennihan employees
I only watch Animal Planet to learn about treehouses. (I would rather see animals in person than on TV.) And I’m not even super into treehouses, but an upcoming episode of Treehouse Masters piqued my interest.

Tonight, Pittsburghers should join me in my new tree house obsession because a special Pittsburgh guest is featured: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Since the premiere of Treehouse Masters in 2013, the scale and quality of the treehouses built by Pete Nelson have upgraded from treehouses to tree-mansions. In recent seasons, especially the current one, the treehouses on the show are nicer than most people’s homes. Brown’s is no exception.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

You can now buy a bobblehead of Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on his bike

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 12:09 PM

  • Photo courtesy of National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster bike bobblehead
In October 2017, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster tweeted out a picture of his beloved bike and informed his followers that it had been stolen. Pittsburgh social media exploded with calls for the thief to return Smith-Schuster’s bike, with the hashtag #TeamFindJujusBike. Fellow Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown even offered free tickets to a Steelers home game in exchange for the bike.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster wants his bike back

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 4:56 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers' new star wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, is known for catching touchdowns and coming up with innovative celebrations, including a hide-and-seek number during the Steelers' win over the Bengals on Oct. 22. But Smith-Schuster is also known as the team's best bike commuter, as he often rides his bike to practice at the Steelers' training facility in the South Side. And in a town where city councilors might scream at you for riding your bike, that's an impressive feat.

However, Smith-Schuster tweeted today, Oct. 24, that his bike has been stolen. "I hope it's not an end of an era #TeamFindJujusBike," wrote Smith-Schuster on Twitter.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Steelers rally held Downtown for upcoming playoff game against Cincinnati

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM

Hundreds filled up the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers on the eve of the team's playoff game with the Cincinnati Bengals, on what some were dubbing "Steelers Friday." Terrible Towels were waved, Steely McBeam posed for selfies and the crowd sang along to everyone's favorite football tune, "Here We Go." 

Elected officials were on hand, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and they all rallied the crowd and, of course, threw out free Steelers swag. (Former Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke also pumped up the crowd.) Peduto said that even though no playoff games were going to be played at Heinz Field, the "path to the Super Bowl still has to go through us." 

City Paper was there to take in the action. For more of our earlier Steelers coverage, click here.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

League of Denial strings together deaths of former Steelers, puts NFL in the hot seat

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 2:42 PM

The long-awaited Frontline feature documentary League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis aired last night, putting Pittsburgh in the spotlight for both good and bad reasons.

The documentary was a joint project of PBS and Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, who wrote the accompanying book and have reported on the NFL concussion crisis in the past. The Fainaru brothers have reported in the past for ESPN, which, until August, was a co-producer of League of Denial. In August, ESPN abruptly ended its participation in the project, allegedly because of pressure from the NFL.

If the NFL was worried about League of Denial making it look bad as an organization, the worry was warranted. While plenty has been reported in recent years on concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and football, the Frontline doc laid out a comprehensive history of the matter, highlighting the work of Dr. Bennet Omaru, formerly of the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office, and Dr. Ann McKee, of Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.

Pittsburgh plays a starring role — for better and worse — in the documentary.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Tag Cloud is the Tag Cloud Week 3

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM

After a week one loss to the Broncos, the Steelers evened out their record to 1-1 with a 27-10 win over the New York Jets. It's on to Oakland for a week 3 scrum against the Raiders but not before we break down Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference.

Although Tomlin talked about the need to "Thud Up" the injured Rashard Mendenhall in practice to get him ready for Sundays and said evaluating replacement refs was "not in my wheelhouse," Your Tomlinism of the week is:

"We need to tighten up our menu and lean on the things we are doing well. "

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Tag Cloud is the Tag Cloud Week 2

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

After a heartbreaking 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos in Sunday's season opener, the Pittsburgh Steelers look toward the New York Jets this week. And with every new Steelers game, comes a new Mike Tomlin Press Conference.

This week the coach talked about the loss to the Broncos and the week ahead against Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and the Jets. This week the coach's speech is broken down into a quote of the week and a groovy Mike Tomlin-shaped Tag cloud.

Quote of the Week: "Obviously, we are not looking for positives, that’s not our bag."

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Friday, September 7, 2012

The Tag Cloud is the Tag Cloud

Posted By on Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Mike Tomlin is a man of few words — especially when it comes to answering direct questions about his football team. He chooses his words carefully, so rather than trying to figure out what his words mean, it might be best to take a look at what words he uses and with what frequency. Here's a tag cloud from Tomlin's weekly press conference leading up to Sunday night's clash with the Denver Broncos.

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