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Our new book Steelers Takeaways – taking the best stories and quotes from over 400 Steelers interviews and breaking them down by topic and generation – is now available. Order via Amazon and Barnes and Noble!
See what these former Steelers and others have to say about the book!
We had a chance to catch up with former Steelers OL coach Larry Zierlein on Steel Nation Radio Presented By Steelers Takeaways. Coach Zierlein is currently with the Cardinals staff but shares some great info on tonight’s Chiefs game, Coach Tomlin,, Ramon Foster, drafting OL, and really gives us some insight into the O-Line. It’s a great interview and I hope you take a listen!
Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith joined Steel Nation Association and I today on Steel Nation Radio Presented By Steelers Takeaways to talk about the Chiefs game tomorrow night, what it’s like to be a Practice Squad player as well as playing special teams and making big plays on that unit. Cromartie-Smith played for the Steelers from 2010-2013 and he shares some great experiences he had in the Burgh’ with us. Take a listen to this two part series and get those towels waving!
First, can you let readers know what you’ve been doing with yourself since your time in the NFL and about your new music career?
I have to say I have a lot going on! On my music, I’m working with Nikodmus – we formed a rap group called FaceCard Bosses. We’re working with Master T – he’s a veteran n that game. We met through family members and starting creating together and the vibe was good.
I’m also working on after school programs with two other former players – Julius Williams and Brandon Lane. Me and Julius played at Jacksonville together and we always talked about wanting to give back. We got together with Brandon and we all got along like family.
First, can you let readers know what you’re doing with yourself since your time in the NFL and how you got started doing so?
I am currently in a sales and marketing position for a global endoscopy medical device company called Karl Storz. I have been doing this for over a year and half and got started doing this just by being recommended for the job and following up on it.
How hard was the post-NFL adjustment for you and how did you prepare for it?
The post NFL adjustment for me wasn’t too tough at all. I always knew football would end some day and I made many of my choices through out life based on that. This was a huge reason I choice CAL for college and I always took education seriously.
Victory over Ravens would be a Great Christmas present for Steelers
By Jim O’Brien
It looks like it will all come down to the 15th game of a 16-game NFL schedule for the Steelers.
If they can perform like they did in the second half of their 24-20 hard-fought victory over the Bengals in Cincinnati last Sunday, they surely will win the AFC North Division crown and gain an automatic bid to the Super Bowl playoffs.It would be a great way to celebrate Christmas.They have to beat the Baltimore Ravens here this Sunday.
SCU Steelers Podcast: Memoirs of former Pittsburgh Steelers
Today Joe is joined by Ron Lippock of Pittsburgh Sports Daily to discuss his upcoming book titled Steelers Takeaways: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIpahs-__h0
First, can you tell readers how you got started as the Steelers photographer?
I was helping out Harry Homa – the Steelers photographer – in 1980. He passed away in 1985 and the team asked me to take over the position as an independent contractor. In 2000, they made me a full-time employee, At the time I was only one of three of four full-time NFL photographers.
I’ve since gone to four Super Bowls – the Rooneys treated me like family. I have two Super Bowl rings and went to a few AFC Championship games. Some I’d like to forget, some I wouldn’t…
How did you start the photo shoots with the players and team photos?
The team photos were pretty good. When Chuck was there he’d always take control and tell everyone where to sit and where they were supposed to be. When I started doing it I actually took a picture of each players number and put it where they were supposed to be to make it easier.