Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 29, 2012

Merril Hoge, Steelers Running Back, 1987-1994; ESPN Broadcaster

Merril Hoge: First, can you tell readers how you got started in your broadcasting career? It was back I think in my rookie year. I was asked to do so some autograph sessions and did some call-ins after the sessions for B-94 – the radio station. I was then asked to … Read Article →

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August 27, 2012

Lee Gutkind, Author, The Best Seat in Baseball & Almost Human: Making Robots Think

Lee Gutkind, Author First, what is the “creative nonfiction movement” and how did you come lead the writing community in this method for storytelling? The movement is simply about taking information and turning it into a compelling story without changing the meaning or facts. We try to communicate information in as … Read Article →

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August 23, 2012

Dan Kreider, Steelers Fullback, 2000-2007

Dan Kreider: First, can you let readers now what you’ve been up to since you’ve retired from the NFL and how you got started in the line of work? I have ownership in a property management business with my family that we started six years ago.  I am involved with management … Read Article →

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August 22, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Suzie still feels the Olympic spirit

Suzie still feels the Olympic spirit By Jim O’Brien, Columnnist, Pittsburgh Business Times Few Pittsburghers could appreciate the 2012 Summer Olympic Games as much as Suzie McConnell-Serio, the head coach of the women’s basketball team at Duquesne University.          McConnell-Serio was a member of the gold medal-winning women’s basketball team … Read Article →

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August 21, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Pittsburgh fans can look forward to winning seasons this fall

Jim O’Brien: Pittsburgh fans can look forward to winning seasons this fall Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien Since you asked, here are my thoughts about our favorite teams for this season.          I think the Pirates will post a winning season, and that’s a giant step … Read Article →

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August 20, 2012

Oliver Gibson, Steelers Defensive Lineman, 1995-1998

Oliver Gibson: First, you’ve been interning with the Steelers. How did that start, how has it been going and what has interested you most in general about coaching? I saw an NFL Players Association memo on the Bill Walsh Coaching Internship Program. I thought I could go through the NFL and submitted … Read Article →

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August 15, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Randy Grossman offers a “good story” about his early days with Steelers

Jim O’Brien: Randy Grossman offers a “good story” about his early days with Steelers Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien The Steelers started their pre-season schedule with a less-than-scintillating 24-23 loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia last Thursday evening.  While it failed to get us excited about … Read Article →

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August 15, 2012

John Balawejder on the Pittsburgh Hockey Expo

John Balawejder on the Pittsburgh Hockey Expo: First, can you tell us a bit about the expo. How the idea began and who runs the expo itself? The idea began three years ago. Myself and some fellow collectors of Penguins game worn/used items got together and thought it would be … Read Article →

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August 13, 2012

Bobby Shaw, Steelers Wide Receiver, 1998-2001

Bobby Shaw: First, can you let readers know what you are doing with yourself   professionally since your time in the NFL and how you got started in this line   of work? I’m doing very little now – I was working in real   estate for a little while, but the way … Read Article →

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