Anthony Defeo

  • joined Aug 06, 2010
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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I've been a sports fan since I was about 7 years old. The first game I remember vividly watching was Super Bowl XIV between the Steelers and Los Angeles Rams. I've been hooked ever since.

My first love is the Steelers, but I'm also a huge Pirates fan and even though it's been painful the last two decades, I'm hoping they can give me some more great memories like they did in the early 90's.

I'm not the biggest hockey fan in the world, but I'm learning to appreciate the sport more and more.

I also love PITT athletics and college football and basketball, in general.

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  • NCAAF Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
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Missing a preseason game is clearly no punishment

Thanks to the transgressions of Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount a week ago, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been receiving a lot of flak for not sitting his top two backs as punishment....


Where are the props for the acquisition of Ike Davis?

Things were beginning to look an awful lot like 2011 and 2012, Tuesday night, after Pirates All-Star lefty relief pitcher Tony Watson surrendered the game-tying run to St. Louis in the top of the...

Camp and preseason not like they used to be

A Steelers training camp seems to end before it even begins these days. Also, exhibition games aren't nearly as exciting as my fuzzy memory keeps telling me they used to be when I was a kid (even...

Bell and Blount create worst kind of distraction


Steelers tailbacks Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were caught with 20 grams of marijuana on Wednesday. This now puts their immediate future in doubt, as the upcoming NFL season is just weeks...

No-huddle should be effective weapon in 2014

If Saturday night's 19-16 victory over the Bills in-which Ben Roethlisberger passed for 128 yards and two scores in just over a quarter of action is any indication, the no-huddle offense should be...

Getting it done with lower round picks and UDFAs

The Steelers have had their share of high round busts in recent years. But they've also managed to develop some lesser pedigreed picks into productive players (like guard Ramon Foster), and they'll...

Extra points are fine where they are

A season after NFL kickers made 99.6 percent of their extra point attempts, the league is conducting a preseason experiment by moving the kick back to the 15 yard line. Count this writer as one fan...

Spence for Comeback Player of the Year

Just getting on the field in Week 1 should serve as enough reason to cheer for Steelers linebacker Sean Spence. The third-year player who cried himself to sleep after another devastating injury is...

Steelers jersey numbers before they were iconic

Mean Joe Greene, Franco Harris, Jack Ham and Jack Lambert immortalized their respective numbers during their Hall of Fame careers with the Steelers. However, this is the story of the last players...

Steelers suddenly have plethora of wideouts

Justin Brown might have a hard time making the Steelers for a second straight year, this despite having a stellar offseason and training camp. But at least it's an indication that Pittsburgh might...

Preparation doesn't sharpen preparation

Peyton Manning watches six hours worth of film. Tim Tebow works out with tractor tires. Ben Roethlsiberger probably drinks an extra beer or two while eating a cupcake. Can you guess which QB has...

Given time, Pouncey may mature into a great man

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has given fans lots of reasons to dislike him early in his career. But if he matures into a person and a player to be proud of, he would only be following in the...


The extra wildcard makes "going all in" seem a little less urgent for a team like the Pirates

We're about a week or so away from the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, and Pirates faithful are probably wondering what they always wonder this time of year: "Will the team go all in?" All in, for...

Not good when officials make more judgment calls

NFL scoring was at an all-time high in 2013, but that hasn't stopped the league from placing more emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact in 2014. Forcing officials to make more judgment...

A reversal of my old Steelers "knowledge"

As a Steelers fan, I spent many years accepting (or assuming) certain things as fact. Thankfully, because to my elders, my peers, my love of reading, and the Internet, I was mercifully enlightened...


How I "watched" the Pirates wild card play-in game last October

There are some things in life you just never think you'll get to experience again. If you were a Pirates fan from 1993-2012, you may have just assumed that you would never get to see your favorite...


The Bucs Dugout regulars in everyday life situations

"Oh no! I've been laid off! How can this be happening to me? This is the worst day ever! Honey, can you believe this?" "Oh, please, stop with the negativity. You know, it's because of negativity...

Louis Lipps my all-time favorite Steelers receiver

The Steelers have had many great wide-outs over the years, from Lynn Swann to Hines Ward. But the man who came along in-between Super Bowl eras--old No. 83, Louis Lipps--is my all-time favorite.

Mike Merriweather was my first Steelers jersey

Do you remember your first Steelers replica jersey? Was it Jack Lambert? How about Troy Polamalu? For Yours truly, as a 15 year old, I chose Pro Bowl linebacker Mike Merriweather, a player who...

The HOF doesn't make second-tier busts

Ben Roethlisberger was named the seventh best QB in a recent ESPN poll. This is pretty standard for No. 7, as he's always been placed at the tail-end of the elite group of signal callers....

Celebrating a loss? Not in the NFL

The men's US soccer team advanced to the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup after a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday. Players and American citizens celebrated and seemed genuinely happy just to...

The criticism of Bradshaw a bit unfair

Terry Bradshaw didn't attend the funeral for Chuck Noll, the legendary Steelers head coach who passed away on June 13. Unfortunately, Bradshaw's decision was seen as another in a long-line of...

Yes, we love (American) football, so what?

It's been four years since Americans pretended to care about soccer, and that can only mean one thing: The World Cup is back! But while soccer may be tops internationally, the NFL is still tops...

It's good to keep around young studs--even centers

Maurkice Pouncey is a three-time Pro Bowl center, and will just be entering his mid-20s by the start of the 2014 season. Despite his torn ACL and despite his past problems with ankle sprains, the...


Where was the money for some bats all along?

Today, the Pirates head into their 69th game of the 2014 season with a 34-34 record, thanks to a recent hot streak. Alot of people are happy with this, but couldn't has this been avoided all along...

Deshea Townsend: Unsung hero

Former Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend was in the news this week when property that he owns in Pittsburgh was the target of a heroin bust. Fortunately, Townsend had nothing to do with it, and...

Rookie holdouts are a thing of the past

Ryan Shazier, the Steelers first round pick, is already signed to a rookie contract with almost two months to go before the start of training camp. Thanks to the new CBA and a slotting system for...

Vince Williams: The other young inside linebacker

Steelers second year man Vince Williams may not possess the credentials of rookie first rounder Ryan Shazier, and he may not be the feel-good story of Sean Spence, but of the three young inside...

Early June practices indicate end is in sight

The Steelers are a mere seven weeks from training camp. That might seem like a long time, but not as long as it did after an 8-8 finish and the heartbreaking realization of another playoff-less...

Steelers should bend regular season policy for Ben

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is only two years away from potentially becoming a free agent, and the team has a policy of not negotiating during the season. Should Roethlisberger be the...

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