Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 28, 2012

Jim O’Brien: From Hazelwood to London still long jump for Douglas

Jim O’Brien: From Hazelwood to London still long jump for Douglas Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien Herb Douglas Jr. is a boyhood hero who has stood the test of time.  As a 26-year-old graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Douglas won a bronze medal in the … Read Article →

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July 27, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Just enjoy the games as they are played

Jim O’Brien: Just enjoy the games as they are played: Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien This is a great time to be a sports fan in Pittsburgh.          The Pirates have been playing so well and have created so much excitement in the city over their … Read Article →

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July 23, 2012

Chuck Finder, Author, the Steelers Encyclopedia

Chuck Finder First, can you tell readers about your new book – the Steelers Encyclopedia. What inspired you to write the book and how it differs from other Steelers books? It wasn’t so much an epiphany or lightning bolt from above. Rather, about a month after I took a voluntary … Read Article →

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July 19, 2012

John Mehno: The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments book

John Mehno: First, I know the book has been out a while, but can you tell readers what inspired you to write The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments book? I was approached by the publisher, Sourcebooks. They had done books on New York, Chicago and Boston and were expanding the series. … Read Article →

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July 19, 2012

Rian Wallace, Steelers Linebacker, 2005-2006

Rian Wallace: First, can you let readers know about Goals Over Obstacles – what the organization’s mission is and how it got started? I started a traditional Spring camp for kids in the offseason when I was playing in Pittsburgh. This was to help kids to accomplish their dreams – … Read Article →

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July 18, 2012

Charlie Wilmoth, Editor of BucsDugout.com

Charle Wilmoth, Editor of BucsDugout.com First, where can readers find your work, and how did you get started writing on the Pirates? My work is at http://bucsdugout.com and http://pittsburgh.sbnation.com. I started writing about the Pirates in 2004. I was trying to quit rooting for the Pirates and I couldn’t, so … Read Article →

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July 13, 2012

Neil Stratton, President, Inside the League, NFL/CFL Consulting

Neil Stratton, President, Inside the League, NFL/CFL Consulting First, can you let readers know how you got started as a consultant for college and pro football and how you started Inside the League? In the late 90’s, I had a buddy who wanted to be the next Mel Kiper Jr. We … Read Article →

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July 12, 2012

LeRoy Thompson, Steelers Running Back, 1991-1993

LeRoy Thompson: First, can you let readers know what you’ve been doing with yourself since your time in the NFL, and how you got started in that line of work? I own my own Real Estate Development and Construction Management Firm. The name of it is BDT Development & Management … Read Article →

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July 09, 2012

Chris Hoke, Steelers Defensive Lineman, 2001-2012

Chris Hoke: First, has retirement sunk in yet, and have you started planning for “what’s next”? It hasn’t sunk in yet no. Nothing has started up yet in the offseason. I think it will hit me when the guys show up in camp and start taking the field and I’m … Read Article →

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