Anthony Defeo

  • joined Aug 06, 2010
  • last login Jul 22, 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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  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA San Antonio Spurs
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
User Blog

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...

Reading about the 70s Steelers

Thanks to reading about the Steelers of the 70s, I've learned so much about the four-time Super Bowl -winning dynasty. Their Life's Work, The Last Headbangers and The Ones Who Hit the Hardest are...

The show Hard Knocks wouldn't be a disaster


The Steelers are one of the teams still eligible to be picked for the annual HBO documentary show, Hard Knocks. While many people scoff at the idea, would it really be the end of the world? And...

Maybe Bryant can end tall receiver drought

Will receiver Martavis Bryant and his 6-4 frame make a name for himself with the Steelers? If he does, he'll be the first tall receiver do so in nearly a decade.

Foster and Beachum great examples for Johnson

Tackle Wesley Johnson comes to the Steelers as a lower round pick with a less than impressive draft profile. However, Ramon Foster and Kelvin Beachum came to Pittsburgh with much the same...

An average Joe's reaction to the top two picks

Corner and receiver were perhaps the Steelers two biggest needs as they head into the 2014 NFL Draft. And they didn't endear themselves to a number of fans--including my brother--when they went...

There's more than one way to stop passes

The Steelers may not have found a corner in Round 1, Thursday night. But they may have finally found the inside linebacker to replace James Farrior.

In defense of the mock draft(s)


Even though many people feel as if the many mock drafts that flood the Internet each spring are a bit much, they actually provide fans with a more accurate barometer of how things will unfold in...

It might be wise to invest low in defensive end

Given what the Steelers ask of their defensive ends coming out of college (unlearn what they know and learn the "Steeler Way" of playing defense), is it ever wise for the team to pick one in Round...

Antonio Brown should lead by example

Antonio Brown and Ryan Clark can't seem to agree on what makes a great teammate. However, they both seem to feel that exposing sordid locker room behavior constitutes being a bad teammate. Maybe...

Steelers draft position makes predictions easier

Darqueze Dennard appears to be the potential first round pick most often associated with the Steelers. And if recent draft history is any indication, he'll be the one Pittsburgh selects with the...

We all know who Joe Greene is today

Too many fans look for instant gratification during the NFL Draft, when, in actuality, they should be hoping that their favorite team picks the best player (regardless of position) that will help...

Punting doesn't equal Super Bowl success

Will the signing of punter Adam Podlesh help the Steelers make the Super Bowl? As history has shown us, even if Podlesh punts horribly and is replaced mid-season, it probably won't effect...

The rise and fall of draft stocks

Bradley Roby is rising. Darqueze Dennard is falling. Why? Beats me. But maybe the constant (over) analyzing of prospects over the course of three months has a lot to do with it. Maybe the NFL...

The time might be right to go corner in Round 1

Not since 1997 and the selection of Chad Scott, have the Steelers gone corner in Round 1. With several corners appearing on draft boards, including Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard, the time could...

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