Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 28, 2012

Dan Stryzinski, Steelers Punter, 1990-1991

Dan Stryzinski: First, can you let readers know about your automotive business and other post-NFL endeavors? My wife started a licensed car dealership in 2002 before I knew her. We got married in ’07. I was out of football in ’04 and a buddy of mine knew her and knew I … Read Article →

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May 25, 2012

Bill Castle, Lakeland High School Coach, on Steelers Running Back Chris Rainey

Bill Castle, Lakeland High School Coach, on Steelers Running Back Chris Rainey: First, tell us a bit about your program and what’s made you and it so successful? I was fortunate – we had a lot of good teams over the years. We were the state champions six times and … Read Article →

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May 25, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Recalling a strange story in hockey history

Jim O’Brien: Recalling a strange story in hockey history Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien It was one of the strangest stories I encountered in my career as a journalist.  I never knew the full story.   I still don’t.  No one does.  No one really wanted me … Read Article →

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May 24, 2012

John Hilton, Steelers Tight End, 1965-1969

John Hilton: First, thank you for taking the time to talk. I wanted to start things off by acknowledging that you’ve been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. How is your health? I have been yes. I just tell people I can’t remember everything and don’t get into it more…. What have you … Read Article →

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May 21, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Spending Weekend with Steelers and Pirates

O’Brien: Spending weekend with Steelers and Pirates Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien It was a wonderful extended weekend, with temperatures into the 70s each day, as good as it gets in May inPittsburgh.  I spent time at three different venues with some of my favorite people … Read Article →

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May 21, 2012

Tim Jorden, Steelers Tight End, 1992-1993

Tim Jorden: First, can you let readers know about what you’ve been doing since your playing days and how you got involved in your line of work? I have been in the mortgage and banking industries for the past 17 years. I started as a Loan Officer in the off-season before my … Read Article →

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May 16, 2012

Stephen Austin, Director, NFL Regional Combines

Stephen Austin: First, can you let readers know how you got started in the combine business? I got into it by chance. I was working in DC for an insurance company giving a presentation to employees. I was twenty-eight years old then and two retired football players were in the audience. … Read Article →

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May 15, 2012

Jim O’Brien: These Pirates of the past part of special times

O’Brien: These Pirates of the past part of special times Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien A youngster with the wonderful name of Nicholas Nottingham sends me e-mails from time to time. I met him at a book fair at the Greenville Library last fall. He’s on … Read Article →

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May 14, 2012

R.J. Bowers, Steelers Running Back, 2001

R.J. Bowers: First, can you let readers know what you have been doing with yourself since your time in the NFL?  Just trying to make a living like everyone else.  I have two sons, Jaden (9) and Carson (6), a daughter named Sophia (newborn) and a stepson Ryan (9). Coming … Read Article →

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