Franco72

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  • joined Apr 30, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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Student of the game since 12/23/72. A Head Coach mentality.

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  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
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Turn Out The Lights

“Turn out the lights, the parties over” Don Meredith used to sing on Monday Night Football. NBA’s Charles Barkley simply photo shops a fishing hat and gear onto an athlete to let you know his...

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Madden Disses Tomlin

Is Mike Tomlin the next Jon Gruden? Did Mike Tomlin get lucky inheriting a bunch of Bill Cowher's players fresh off a Lombardi and win one with Chin Music? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, once they...

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3 HUGE Plays

In any game there are a myriad of plays that had they gone differently, the outcome could have been changed. To me there were 3 HUGE plays that spelled defeat for the Steelers last night. The first...

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Who Do We Think We Are?

  I was called out last week for stating that the Steelers are no worse off after their loss to KC as they were after their loss to Cincinnati. The main point of the post was not that the Steelers...

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Keisel The Diesel

Great article on Brett Keisel in the Pittsburgh Tribune this morning singing his praises for his 2009 performance thus far. Have to agree with Farrior's assessment that this is 99s best year since...

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Bungles No More

The Steelers propensity for giving up points with the defense NOT on the field continued yesterday at Heinz Field where the Bengals swept the season series against the Steelers with an 18-12...

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Ty Carter AFC Defensive Player Of The Week

When I first saw Ty Carter I didn't like him. It was his first season with the Steelers in 2004. He was making a special teams tackle on the sideline standing over a player and taunting. He didn't...

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A Catch From Heaven

1Steelersfan did a post Tuesday night on the greatest "Steelers catch" of all time. It came down to Santonio Holmes XLIII, Lynn Swann X (2 nominations) and Franco's Immaculate Reception.

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Pilgrimage To Mecca

  The annual pilgrimage to Mecca is always a wonderful experience. As I boarded my flight to Pittsburgh I could almost smell the grass at Heinz Field. The flight is always too long but coming in...

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Cleveland Fires First Shot

I love the Steelers rivalry with the Brownies! I was so sad when they went away for a couple years and still carry the hatred for the Browns whenever we play the BrownRavens. I was also very...

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FWP Likely To Sit

The Pittsburgh Tribune is reporting that Willie Parker did not practice again today. They are surmising that he will not play on Sunday night against the Chargers. Not sure who Coach Tomlin will...

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50 Sense

1) Ben Roethlisberger started slow and stupid and finished godlike. The early 20-yard sack to push the Steelers out of FG range spoiled momentum and put us on our heels until the 4th quarter....

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It's Official. Steelers Announce Cuts

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized their 53 man roster according to the teams website at www.steelers.com Sean McHugh was put on IR. As expected cuts included Carey Davis, Isaac Redman, Dallas...

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HERE WE GO!

I am so excited Steeler Nation! Kick off to the 2009 season is only 8 hours away. I know we have a meaningless exhibition game against the AZ Cards tonight but I am looking for several things. ...

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Greatest Steelers Teams Of The 90's

1) 1994...this team had it all. Ferocious defense, bruising running game, a healthy Woodson and veteran leadership. Damn O'Donnell. Damn Pupunu.   2) 1995...not quite as strong as 94 without Rod...

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Surgery For Stapleton

The Pittsburgh Tribune Website is reporting that Steelers Offensive Lineman Darnell Stapleton will undergo surgery on his troubling right knee. No time table is given for his return. With reports...

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Best Steelers Teams of the 80's

Last weekend I listed my top Steelers teams of the 70's. Thought I'd try my hand at the 80's. What is your list of best and worst Steelers teams of the 80's? Which was your favorite?   1)...

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Steelers Top Teams Of The 70's

Earlier this week I posted a story on my pick for the greatest NFL team ever, the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers. Feel free to check the archives to read the article titled "This Team Hasn't Peaked Yet....

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"This Team Hasn't Peaked Yet"

There has been a lot of talk lately on “Best Ever Steelers Team or Best Ever Defense” around the blogosphere. My personal vote for Best “Steelers Defense of All Time” goes to the squad that...

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City Of Champions!

I just returned from seeing the Familia in the City Of Champions. For those that no longer reside in the 'Burgh, Penguin Fever is still at an all time high. The Steelers are always on everyone's...

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Big Ben Tweaks Knee

Stories out of Pittsburgh mini camp say Big Ben tweaked his knee pretty bad. Reports say he was limping pretty badly but trainer John Norwig reported there appears to be no damage. Sure hope Big...

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Who Is The Best NFL Team Of The Y2K Decade?

Commentary on the greatest NFL team of the past decade.

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Flyin' Hawaiian?

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune the Steelers are looking at free agent wide reciever Ashley Lelie and talking to his agent about a contract. Lelie from down the freeway in Bellflower CA...

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Steelers Sign LB

Interestingly enough, the Steelers came to terms with back up LB and special teams ace Andre Frazier today. Details of the contract below. I did not see this happening thinking they would...

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Chamionship Caliber TEAM

A team for the ages played a game for the ages. It featured a comeback for the ages. Joe Montana, Bill Mazeroski, Rocky Balboa, John Wayne…Ben Roethlisberger.   In 2004 at Dallas Texas Stadium...

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"A" Game

Watching XL on NFLN as we speak. Steelers are down 3-0 in the second quarter. Seahawks have had the best of the Steelers through the air early but several penalties hurt them (End zone push and...

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Kicking & Screaming

    Excuse me if I don’t use phrases like “this team is special” and “Championship Caliber Defense” just yet. Oh, I’m coming along for the ride to Tampa fellow Steeler Nation. I’m on the...

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The Whis

Hey BTSC! Happy New Year. Sorry I haven't been able to post much lately. Me and the girlfriend bought each other Akita puppies for the Holidays. I didn't realize how my life was going to change! No...

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This Defense

This Defense is real good. "Playoff Caliber" I was fond of saying and writing. "Championship Caliber" says Blitzburgh. Now he has me singing his tune. The coming weeks will speak volumes on what is...

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Hold It A Second

I first started to notice this while attending the Steelers/SD game at Heinz. I believe the penalty differential was 14/1 in favor of SD. Since I was in the upper deck I really couldn't comment...

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