Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 26, 2012

Theron Sapp, Steelers Fullback, 1963-1965

Theron Sapp: First, can you let readers know what you  have been doing with yourself since yor time in the NFL? I retired from the Steelers in 1965 and got into the fried chicken business. I opened up a Maryland Fried Chicken franchise and ran that for thirty-five years. Along the way … Read Article →

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June 25, 2012

O’Brien: She knew Homestead and the Grays

She knew Homesteadand the Grays Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien I met a wonderful woman last week at the Heinz History Center. Dolores Redwood is a spry 97-year-old treasure, with bright eyes and champagne-colored smooth skin, a quick wit and a memory that would be envied … Read Article →

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June 21, 2012

Jon Staggers, Steelers Wide Receiver, 1970-1971

Jon Staggers: First, can you let readers know about your work teaching Breema, what Breema is and how you got started? Breema is about self-understanding and self-realization. It’s about being present in the moment – it helps to support the finding of meaning and purpose to life by being in harmony with … Read Article →

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June 18, 2012

Pittsburgh Passion: 2012 SilverSport WFA National Championship at Heinz Field

The Pittsburgh Passion will host the inaugural 2012 Breaking Barriers Festival at Heinz Field, featuring the SilverSport Women’s Football Alliance National Championship on Saturday August 4th at Heinz Field.

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June 14, 2012

Mark Kaboly of the Tribune Review on the Steelers

Mark Kaboly : Mark Kaboly has been covering the Steelers full-time since 2002, first for the McKeesport Daily News and now for the Tribune-Review. He has covered three Super Bowls and even an NFC championship game First, what have been some of your most fun experiences covering the team, and … Read Article →

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June 11, 2012

Mike Colligan of TheHockeyWriters.com on the Penguins

Mike Colligan is the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent at TheHockeyWriters.com and a business of hockey analyst at Forbes SportsMoney. First, how important is it to the franchise and city to be able to host the draft this year? Having the ability to host events like the Draft, Frozen Four (in 2013), … Read Article →

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June 11, 2012

Mike Tomczak, Steelers Quarterback, 1993-1999, Pittsburgh Power OC, 2012

Mike Tomczak, Steelers Quarterback, 1993-1999, Power OC, 2012: First, what made you decide to take on the role of offensive coordinator of the Power – what makes this a good fit? It happened quickly. I knew Matt Shaner – the Power owner – we live in the same community so I … Read Article →

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June 07, 2012

O’Brien on 50th anniversary of U.S. Open at Oakmont

O’Brien on 50th anniversary of U.S. Open at Oakmont TV documentary recalls 1962 U.S. Open Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien The 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont is still considered one of the greatest upsets in pro golf history. A first-year pro from Columbus, Ohio named Jack … Read Article →

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June 06, 2012

Jim Rooker, Pirates Pitcher 1973-1980, Broadcaster 1981-1993

Jim Rooker: First, can you let readers know about your books you’ve published – what got you into writing children’s stories and how you got started? When I was a part-owner of Rooks restaurant in Pittsburgh, my partner and I rotated working at the restaurant so I would fly back and … Read Article →

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