In poker, a player holding cards that he or she knows cannot be beaten is deemed to have “the nuts.” It’s the best possible position — without question, you cannot lose.

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
As summer moves along, the big NFL machine quietly starts its engine. Training camps kick off across the league this week, with the Steelers setting up shop for their 53rd season at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. Most starting positions on the offense are set, but there are a few intriguing competitions worth…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
  • Sub Heading A look at the offense as training camp opens
They’re not really going to miss Ralph Cindrich, those suits with the NFL’s 32 teams. If they think of him at all, it’s in vulgar adjectives attached to the devilish contracts he extracted from them for his clients, such as Bill Fralic’s Rabbi Trust, Will Wolford’s Blind Side contract and Dermontti Dawson’s first-​ever…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading A Pittsburgher’s voyage as NFL player and agent
There once was a “golden age” in sport, the glorious time of Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey and all the rest. Today, we are in the Mea Culpa Age, in which frolicsome, rich athletes turn to passionate, broad-​spectrum apologies, seeking forgiveness for such foibles as juicing, gun-​toting, wife-​beating and the like. Great penitents…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Athletes become true pros in apologizing
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