Maybe there never was anything even remotely innocent about football, and to be clear, that’s just an introductory reflection, not a lament on any recent spasm of cheerleader high jinks, or low jinks as the case may be.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading He’s a tough defensive coordinator for the Steelers, but behind the sidelines, Dick LeBeau is a softie
In mid-​November, when daylight dwindles, the sky turns flannel gray and a cold drizzle waterboards Pittsburgh, I flap my old, arthritic wings and fly south to Florida — God’s waiting room.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Reporting on Pittsburgh’s fans
When President George W. Bush tossed the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener of the Washington Nationals in April, it marked the return of Major League Baseball to the nation’s capital after a 34-​year hiatus. It also gave a newcomer from Pittsburgh millions of reasons to cheer for a team that plays…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Sports marketing: If you’re going to play, do it right
Tony Modzelewski can’t explain why he jumped off the Fort Pitt Bridge in January 1975, but modern psychology has him covered. Modzelewski was 17 years old, celebrating the Steelers’ first Super Bowl victory, and the group of revelers he was with decided to walk across the bridge.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Many attributes can be ascribed to Steeler fans, but what about healthy?
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