Pittsburgh Steelers

All NFL Media is Local- Pittsburgh Steelers

Let’s take a look at the local media contingent that spend their time covering the Pittsburgh Steelers

Newspaper- The City of Pittsburgh are served by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

The Post Gazette has a very detailed online sports section with a page dedicated to the Steelers. Beat writers Ed Bouchette (Twitter) and Gerry Dulac (Twitter) have the team covered.  Online Sports Editor Dan Gigler is the author of the Blog N’ Gold Steelers blog.  Columnists Ron Cook and Gene Collier (Twitter) will also have their say on the Steelers.

The Tribune Review also presents a respectable sports section. They also have a dedicated section for the club. Beat writers Alan Robinson (Twitter), Ralph N. Paulk (Twitter) and Mark Kaboly (Twitter) also maintain the paper’s Steel Mill blog.  The Tribune has a stable of columnists who may also chime in on the team.

Sports Radio- WDVE and WBGG serve as the flagship for the Steelers’ Radio Network. Bill Hillgrove handles play-by-play while Tunch Ilkin provides analysis. WBGG and 93.7 The Fan serve as the sports radio talkers in town.

Television- Follow the Steelers on television at KDKAWPGHWPXI, and WTAE.

Blogs- Among the blogs covering the Steelers include Behind the Steel CurtainSteelers LockerSteelers Gab, Pittsburgh Blitz, Nice Pick Cowher, Blitzburgh Blog  and Steelers Today.

Steelers fans who read other resources, please add them in the comments.

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NFL works of Art

Baltimore-centric note: I happened to catch a few minutes of the Scott and Anita chat-fest from 105.7 the Fan via MASN today. A caller made an interesting point in light of how Rod Woodson’s championing Art Modell’s Hall of Fame candidacy was roundly booed at the ceremony in Canton Saturday.

The caller noted how Steelers iconic owner Art Rooney was voted into the Hall in 1964, when his team’s history was mostly one of failure. Scott Garceau agreed with the caller, though the host didn’t elaborate on how Rooney obviously was voted into the Hall — and rightly so — for playing a key role from the NFL’s earliest days. It could be noted, however, that at the point Rooney was elected, his teams had posted seven winning seasons out of 31 and been in one playoff game. On the other hand, Modell’s Cleveland teams made 15 playoff appearances in 35 years, including one NFL championship, and his Ravens won a Super Bowl.

Yes, the Steelers went on to become an NFL powerhouse, but that didn’t happen until after Rooney had made the Hall. The point is to compare the relative merits of two owners at the point of election. One was beloved and a rock upon which the league was built, but also the owner of a franchise known for its futility on the field. The other helped launch the league into the modern television age that made everyone richer and pro football even more popular while also fielding teams that had long runs of success. Of course, Modell’s resume comes with the stain of his move from Cleveland to Baltimore. The booing in Canton tells you that stain has yet to fade.

Then again, Al Davis, an original AFL mover and shaker — and quite literally a mover — made it into the Hall in the ’90s.

All of which might have bogged down the talk show a bit.

AFC Championship- Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Here is our preview of the AFC Championship between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, through the eyes of the local media for each team…

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Let’s head to the Mid-Atlantic region of the country and examine the local media contingent that covers the Baltimore Ravens

Newspaper- One of the most underrated mid-sized newspapers in the Country is the Baltimore Sun. It has a long tradition of having a comprehensive sports section. The online version of the paper has a page dedicated to the Ravens. The paper’s various beat writers also maintain the Ravens Insider Blog. Baltimore has its own weekly sports newspaper, the Press Box.

Sports Radio- WBAL serves as the home of the Ravens Radio Network. To talk Ravens, tune into sports talker WJFK.

Television- Among the television stations on the Baltimore beat include WBAL, WBFF, WJZ and WMAR.

Blogs- Check out Ravens News, Ravens Gab, Baltimore Beatdown, and Ravens 24-7 for independent coverage of the team.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Let’s take a look at the local media contingent that spend their time covering the Pittsburgh Steelers

Newspaper- The City of Pittsburgh are served by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

The Post Gazette has a very detailed online sports section with a page dedicated to the Steelers. Online Sports Editor Dan Gigler is the author of the Blog N’ Gold Steelers blog.

The Tribune Review also presents a respectable sports section. They also have a dedicated section for the club. Beat writer Scott Brown also maintains the paper’s Steelers’ blog.

Sports Radio- WDVE and WBGG serve as the flagship for the Steelers’ Radio Network. Bill Hillgrove serves on play-by-play while Tunch Ilkin provides analysis. WBGG and WEAE serve as the sports radio talkers in town.

Television- Follow the Steelers on television at KDKA, WPGH, WPXI, and WTAE.

Blogs- Among the blogs covering the Steelers include Behind the Steel Curtain, Steelers Locker, Steelers Gab, and the Steelers Tradition.

AFC Divisional Playoff- San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Here is a preview of Sunday’s AFC Divisonal Playoff match-up between the San Diego Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, through the work of the local media covering each team;

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

Southern California is our next stop as we look at the local media covering their NFL teams. Time to examine the group following the San Diego Chargers

Newspaper- The San Diego Union Tribune is the paper of record in the city. The broadsheet’s online sports section includes a page dedicated to the Bolts. beat writers Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins also contribute to the paper’s Chargersblog. Columnists Tim Sullivan and Jerry Magee also chime in on the Chargers from time to time.

Sports Radio- KIOZ Radio serves as the flagship in the Chargers Radio Network. Josh Levin delivers play-by-play with Hank Bauer offering commentary. Sports radio XEPRS gives Charges fans a place to talk about the team.

Television- The television outlets covering the team include KFMB, KGTV, KNSD, KSWB

Blogs- Among the independent blogs following the team are Bolt Talk, Chargers Confidential, Bolt Hype, and Chargers Gab.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Let’s take a look at the local media contingent that spend their time covering the Pittsburgh Steelers

Newspaper- The City of Pittsburgh are served by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

The Post Gazette has a very detailed online sports section with a page dedicated to the Steelers. Online Sports Editor Dan Gigler is the author of the Blog N’ Gold Steelers blog.

The Tribune Review also presents a respectable sports section. They also have a dedicated section for the club. Beat writer Scott Brown also maintains the paper’s Steelers’ blog.

Sports Radio- WDVE and WBGG serve as the flagship for the Steelers’ Radio Network. Bill Hillgrove serves on play-by-play while Tunch Ilkin provides analysis. WBGG and WEAE serve as the sports radio talkers in town.

Television- Follow the Steelers on television at KDKA, WPGH, WPXI, and WTAE.

Blogs- Among the blogs covering the Steelers include Behind the Steel Curtain, Steelers Locker, Steelers Gab, and the Steelers Tradition.

NFL Local Sports Media- Pittsburgh Steelers

Let’s take a look at the local media contingent that spend their time covering the Pittsburgh Steelers

Newspaper- The City of Pittsburgh are served by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

The Post Gazette has a very detailed online sports section with a page dedicated to the Steelers. Online Sports Editor Dan Gigler is the author of the Blog N’ Gold Steelers blog.

The Tribune Review also presents a respectable sports section. They also have a dedicated section for the club. Beat writer Scott Brown also maintains the paper’s Steelers’ blog.

Sports Radio- WDVE and WBGG serve as the flagship for the Steelers’ Radio Network. Bill Hillgrove serves on play-by-play while Tunch Ilkin provides analysis. WBGG and WEAE serve as the sports radio talkers in town.

Television- Follow the Steelers on television at KDKA, WPGH, WPXI, and WTAE.

Blogs- Among the blogs covering the Steelers include Behind the Steel Curtain, Steelers Locker, Steelers Gab, and the Steelers Tradition.

Steelers fans who read other resources, please add them in the comments.