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
The wiper blades arched back and forth against the SUV’s windshield, sweeping away an icy rain. Over the narrow, cobblestone streets and vacant, littered lots of the Hill District, DeJuan Blair drove his grandmother’s Buick Rendezvous.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A closer look at DeJuan Blair — home-​grown basketball phenomenon
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
In honor of the midsummer classic’s July reappearance in Pittsburgh, I pulled out some interviews I did years ago with the Pittsburgh Post-​Gazette, and Dan Fitzpatrick got many new ones of great National Leaguers of the past and their recollections of the Pirates and Pittsburgh. Many remember the eccentricities of old Forbes Field.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring/​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Hall-​of-​famers tell of times in our city
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