Franco72

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  • joined Apr 30, 2008
  • last login Jun 27, 2014
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Student of the game since 12/23/72. A Head Coach mentality.

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Goodbye To The Emperor

My brush with Chas "The Emperor" Noll was sometime in the late 80s. The Steelers were playing in Los Angeles. The Southern California Steelers Fan Club known as the Black and Gold Brigade were...

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50 Sense; Post Draft Edition

This is just one man's view from his couch in the Cali compound. Add your thoughts and Here We Go Steelers! Looking at 50s board before the draft I liked C.J. Mosely at #1, Tuitt or Hageman at...

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50 Sense; A Flock Of Seagulls Edition

Keeping with the tone for the year the Steelers remain stuck in the 80s. Matt Forte played the theme song "I Ran" on the Steelers in the first quarter as Clark whiffed and Willie Gay attempted...

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50 Sense; Another 80s Flashback Weekend

For starters I apologize for ragging in advance. This isn’t doom and gloom. It is what I see from my perspective being a student of the game and the Pittsburgh Steelers since 12/23/72 the first...

BTSC By the Numbers

An epic breakdown only seen via Behind The Steel Curtain in its yearly community tribute.

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"We Got Ben"

As I watched the events unfold during Monday Night Football one thought kept permeating through my mind.”We Got Ben.” As the 50 Crew was commenting or texting about the sloppy play, penalties...

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50 Sense; Bird Bath Edition

A sloppy W is better than a Rembrandt L. The Steelers couldn’t seem to get out of their own way for the first quarter racking up over 50 yards in penalties but somehow escaped unscathed. When...

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50 Sense

Just some random thoughts for discussion (if you want to discuss) as I revel on being back in beautiful Cali. I love football on the west coast although it has always been tough for the Steelers....

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Last Movie/Music Post Of The Off-Season?

Props to Jon Ross for his recent music post that drew 400 plus comments. Also props to Steel Spike who invented the "Top Movie Post" that we all comment on during the long (even longer when the S...

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BTSC By The Numbers 2012

July is around the corner. The smell of fresh cut grass will soon fill the air in Latrobe. Those that seek to be active participants in Pittsburgh Steelers football for the 2012 season arrive...

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Favorite Game & Play

I was in the midst of a four part series of favorite and non favorite players. I had completed the first two stories in the series and was working on the third. I made the mistake of...

List of 'Not My Favorite Steelers' Includes Limas Sweed, Bruce Arians

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We go over our least favorite Steelers players of all time, from Stoudt to Suisham.

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List of 'Not My Favorite Steelers' Includes Limas Sweed, Bruce Arians

We go over our least favorite Steelers players of all time, from Stoudt to Suisham.

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Favorite Steelers

I recently posted on a thread about Limas Sweed getting another tryout with another NFL team. I simply stated that I didn't think Limas was a quality NFL athlete and was met with a plethora of...

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The Decade Is Ticking

Some of this community was not around to witness Pittsburgh Steelers Football circa 1970s. I remember a time of heroes and giants.

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The Last Sunday

It’s a beautiful morning in Sunny California as I walk the two big Akita’s at sunrise. Samurai & Muki are on the hunt as night becomes day. The morning is crisp for Cali. It’s definitely in the...

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Epitaph

The 2011 Steelers season is over. A season ended in a crash of flames and smoke into the Rocky Mountains. While hope springs eternal and it was not an impossible dream, this year’s Steeler team...

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50 Sense

All week long all I heard from all of the prognosticators and talking heads on TV was that the Ravens are perhaps the most balanced team in the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers are old and slow. You...

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Breaking News; Lockout/Strike Over?

NFL Network is reporting that the owners have ratified the agreement they have been negotiating with the players. There is a conference call tonight at 8 PM EDT and the player reps will vote on the...

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Mendenhall Fumbles Again

I am trying really hard to like Rashard Mendenhall. When the Steelers said goodbye to Willie Parker I was melancholy. But after research I learned that Mendenhall had actually fumbled less than the...

One Sunday In October

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In 1984 the San Francisco 49ers became the first NFL team to go 15-1. Bill Walsh's team featured Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Dwight Clark, Randy Cross, Ronnie Lott, "Hacksaw" Reynolds, castaway...

One Sunday In September

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One Sunday In September -- the latest in BTSC's series of posts about memorably moments in Pittsburgh Steelers history.

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One Sunday In February

Continuing on with the series 'One Sunday In...', BTSC looks at one memorable Sunday story in Steelers history from the month of February.

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One Sunday In January

One Sunday In January -- a story about the 1990 Pittsburgh steelers

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One Sunday In December

  The Pittsburgh Steelers began the 1989 season by getting pummeled. Already absent from the playoffs since 1984 the Steelers were embarrassed in the first two games of 1989 by division rivals...

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The Stuff Of Steeler Legends

Quotes from various Pittsburgh Steelers -- past and present -- that represent why they're the stuff of legends.

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Kevin Colbert; Second Isn't Good Enough

I am a big fan of Kevin Colbert the GM of the Steelers. Tom Donahoe, the high school teacher that he replaced was badly over matched against other NFL executives. He fought with Bill Cowher leading...

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Will Roger Goodell Suspend Mark Sanchez In 2011?

Much was said last off season about the expolits of our "John Wayne" Quarterback named Ben Roethlisberger. It seems the rich and young Roethlisberger liked to go out and party with young women in...

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EPIC "W"

  A Steelers playoff classic occurred yesterday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Epic is the only way to describe it. The ghosts of the Baltimore Ravens past was all over this HUGE epic win. With...

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Ward Reports Polamalu Steelers MVP 2010

The Post Gazette is reporting that Hines Ward has stated Troy Polamalu has won the team MVP for 2010. The official announcement is scheduled for 3 PM today in Pittsburgh.

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