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“The Machine” & The Fan Morning Show Make Week 2 NFL Picks

93.7 The FanThe Machine checked in with The Fan Morning Show Friday to make his picks for Week 2 of the NFL season.CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers

Prediction Machine Makes NFL Picks

(Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Paul Bessire, known better as "The Prediction Machine," checked in with The Fan Morning...

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Prediction Machine Returns To Make NFL Picks


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(Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)Paul Bessire, known better as "The Prediction Machine," made his long-awaited return to The Fan ...

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Colts Coach Pagano Picks a Fight with Steeler Nation

Turns out that former Ravens assistant coach Chuck Pagano is picking a fight with Steeler Nation with his new team – the Colts. Yesterday at practice, Colts safety Tom Zbikowski alerted Pagano there was a fan with a Steelers jersey in the grandstands. Pagano jogged over to the grandstand before the workout to have the [...]...

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Intensity picks up at practice


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With the players in pads for a second straight day the intensity continued to build as the Steelers practiced on Sunday afternoon at St. Vincent College.Coach Mike Tomlin said he liked the intensit......

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Unsigned draft picks as of July 5


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Bills:  Third-round WR T.J. Graham. Browns:  First-round RB Trent Richardson, first-round QB Brandon Weeden. Bengals:  Third-round DT Brandon Thompson. Broncos:  Second-round QB Brock Osweiler, third-round RB Ronnie Hillman. Cowboys:  First-round CB Morris Claiborne. Lions:  First-round T Riley Reiff. Texans:  Third-round WR DeVier Posey, third-round G Brandon Brooks. Colts:  First-round QB Andrew Luck, second-round TE Coby…

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Steelers Top Five 2012 Draft Picks Coming To Virginia Soon For Signing

Total Sports Enterprises will be presenting several of the Pittsburgh Steelers rookies to Steeler Nation in Chantilly, Virginia on July 15th, and they want you to be able to take advantage of the huge autograph signing event - even if you can't be there in person.

This year's top five draft picks will be joined by Steeler legends Jack Lambert, Andy Russell, and Greg Lloyd at the signing! If you want to take your Steelers FAN CAVE or Personal Collection to the next level and save money doing so, then you need to CHECK THIS OUT! This is your chance to get in on a ground floor opportunity to obtain Read more [...]

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Steelers Troy Polamalu Picks Off Joe Flacco, Seals AFC Championship Win

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If someone approached you in a bar and said, "give me your 10 best Steelers highlights of all time," you'd probably sit for a second in thought, order another beer and list off a few dozen qualifiers.

Then you'd spend half the night debating which one was the best.

Items making a great highlight include magnitude of the moment, skill of the player, elegance on the field and historical worthiness.

For me, the best Steelers highlight to encapsulate all of those things was SS Troy Polamalu's interception of Ravens QB Joe Flacco in the 2008 AFC Championship game, and subsequent touchdown return, sealing the trip to Super Bowl XLIII.

Rarely do we see such a great play made in such a huge moment by such an incredible player. And I don't think I've ever gone as crazy as I did when it happened.

Baltimore had the ball at their 29-yard line, down 16-14, with 4:42 remaining in the game. Steelers OLB LaMarr Woodley had just picked up his second sack of the game, forcing the third-and-long situation.

I can still hear Jim Nantz's voice as if it had just happened.

"Third and thirteen...gotta make it to the 42 for a first....PICKED off POLAMALU...Polamalu going right! The field is open! Aaron Smith shields FLACCO-POLAMALU TAKES IT HOME! SUPER BOWL FORTY THREE, Pittsburgh might be bound for that thanks to number forty three!"

One great thing about this highlight is how truly team-oriented it was. The Steelers had two down linemen, and at the snap, OLB James Harrison stunted to the offensive left side. He makes contact with LT Jared Gaither (who gave up Woodley's sack the play before), pushing him off-balance to the outside. Harrison comes inside, and is hitting Flacco just as he's throwing.

For as great a play it is by Polamalu, it doesn't happen without Harrison.

After Polamalu's catch, immediately, FS Ryan Clark hustles ahead to block TE Todd Heap. As Polamalu reverses his field back to his right, CB William Gay blocks WR Mark Clayton. Shortly after that, CB Ike Taylor blocks RB Willis McGahee, springing Polamalu down the sideline.

Aaron Smith, hustling the entire way, gets to Flacco, who forced Polamalu to come back inside. Polamalu slipped right off Smith's block, and into the end zone.

Absolute bedlam.

Polamalu Interception vs. Flacco and the Ravens 1-18-09 (via 55Porter)

This night was particularly special for me. Probably the best football game I've ever seen. Plus, the NHL All Star game was in Montreal that weekend, so the Los Angeles Kings, who had a game with the Wild scheduled that following Tuesday, made the trip to St. Paul instead of heading back to Los Angeles for the break.

Our Steelers bar, McGoverns, is across the street from XCel Energy Center, and with nothing but time on their hands, they found their way into the Steelers party.

After the win, and for most of the night, we stayed up with the likely 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, drinking, uh, water and Tang, celebrating the win (I don't think Anze Kopitar knew what football was, but he was having fun).

When I think of Steelers memories, I think of that game. When I think of great Steelers highlights, of the myriad amount there are, this one is No. 1 for me. Of course, some will disagree, and while I have my list of honorable mentions, let the community know which ones you feel are the most memorable and why.



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Steelers sign 2 draft picks to 4-year deals


Wed, 09 May 2012 17:23:06
by SCOTT BROWN




A busy weekend ended with the Steelers taking care of some business off the field.
The team signed nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu and running back Chris Rainey to four-year contracts Sunday, locking up two of their nine picks from the NFL Draft.
A cap on rookie contracts has made it easier for teams to sign their new players. The Steelers were allotted just over $ 28 million to spend on their draft picks over the life of the deals, and they shouldn’t have a problem getting all of those players under contract before the start of training camp.
Ta’amu, a fourth-round pick out of Washington, and Rainey, a fifth-rounder from Florida, were among players who participated in rookie minicamp over the weekend.
Ta’amu is a potential long-term successor to Casey Hampton, who is in the final year of his contract and his recovering from offseason knee surgery. Rainey could give the Steelers a big-play threat at several positions, and he may get first crack to take over for Antonio Brown as the team’...

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Steelers sign 2 draft picks to 4-year deals


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Wed, 09 May 2012 17:23:06
by SCOTT BROWN




A busy weekend ended with the Steelers taking care of some business off the field.
The team signed nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu and running back Chris Rainey to four-year contracts Sunday, locking up two of their nine picks from the NFL Draft.
A cap on rookie contracts has made it easier for teams to sign their new players. The Steelers were allotted just over $ 28 million to spend on their draft picks over the life of the deals, and they shouldn’t have a problem getting all of those players under contract before the start of training camp.
Ta’amu, a fourth-round pick out of Washington, and Rainey, a fifth-rounder from Florida, were among players who participated in rookie minicamp over the weekend.
Ta’amu is a potential long-term successor to Casey Hampton, who is in the final year of his contract and his recovering from offseason knee surgery. Rainey could give the Steelers a big-play threat at several positions, and he may get first crack to take over for Antonio Brown as the team’...

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