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
If there’s one thread that runs through my life, it’s the importance of mentorship. I was born in 1946, which makes me a baby-​boomer — barely — and grew up in Carrick. Overall, I had a pretty normal upbringing.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Oxford Development
I’m sorry to report the passing of the co-​founder of Pittsburgh Quarterly, Smokey. He was almost seven when he was killed by a car this fall. The “Man’s Best Friend” label fit Smokey, whose picture appears for a third and final time on this page. Those who have dogs know the wonderful things…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Man’s best friend
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