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Fire Chief Steps Down After Calling NFL Coach Racial Slur

Paul Smith was upset Steelers remained in tunnel during Sunday's national anthem

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania fire chief has stepped down from his position after posting a racial slur about the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. "[Mike] Tomlin just added himself to the list of no good N-----s. Yes I said it," Paul Smith wrote on Facebook after the NFL team remained... More »

NFL Player Who Stood Alone Says He Is 'Embarrassed'

It was a mix-up, says Steelers' Villanueva

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva stood alone during the national anthem while the rest of the team stayed in the tunnel before Sunday's game in Chicago—but he says it was an "embarrassing" mix-up, not a personal stand against NFL protests. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who... More »

After 2 Blowouts, the Super Bowl Is Set

Patriots will play the Falcons on Feb. 5

(Newser) - It's the Patriots vs. the Falcons in this year's Super Bowl. Tom Brady and New England easily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 36 to 17, while Atlanta routed the Green Bay Packers, 44-21. The championship game will be played Feb. 5 in Houston. In the New England game, the... More »

Fake Fire Alarm Wakes Up Steelers in Boston Hotel

An East Boston man not affiliated with Patriots is charged

(Newser) - If the Steelers are a wee bit groggy Sunday evening when they play the Patriots in the AFC championship game, a hotel prankster can be blamed. Police say a 25-year-old man from East Boston pulled the fire alarm at the Logan Airport Hilton, where the Steelers are staying, about 3:... More »

Steelers Coach Foiled by Facebook Live

Mike Tomlin caught on live video bad-mouthing the Patriots

(Newser) - Oh, the irony. After the Pittsburgh Steelers won Sunday night and earned the right to play the Patriots in the AFC championship, a member of the team can be heard pleading in the locker room, “Be cool on social media, man! This is about us, nobody else, man!”... More »

Steelers Coach Has Brilliant Comeback to Bradshaw Slam

And subtle, too

(Newser) - NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw raised eyebrows recently when he derided the current coach of his former team—that would be Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers—as not so much a coach as a "cheerleader guy," notes NBC Sports . Tomlin's response is great: He begins with self-deprecation,... More »

'Impossible' Meltdown: Steelers Win a Crazy One

Bengals self-destruct in epic fashion

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver. The Cincinnati Bengals are heading to another long offseason after a meltdown as ugly and ill-timed as it was complete. Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining as the Steelers somehow pulled out an 18-16 victory in a AFC... More »

NFL Player Honors Mom Lost to Breast Cancer in Big Way

Steelers' DeAngelo Williams wants to wear pink all year

(Newser) - "My hair is pink, my heart is pink, and my toenails are pink." That's the confession Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams offers in a video he posted to Twitter Sunday, and the reason he did so shows his heart is as large as it is colorful.... More »

NFL Star Takes Away His Kids' 'Unearned' Trophies

Many agree with Steeler James Harrison's take on 'entitlement culture'

(Newser) - Everyone gets a participation trophy—except James Harrison's kids. In an Instagram post over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker showed a photo of two awards his sons received for good grades as student-athletes from the Best of the Batch Foundation , a nonprofit organization founded by ex-NFLer Charlie Batch... More »

Did a Steelers Fan Just Tweet-Punk the Media?

Major news outlets publish 'ejection' story Jake Berlin calls a hoax

(Newser) - If a Twitter user is telling the truth, he's managed a pretty epic hoax—taking in media outlets from Sports Illustrated to the AP . At a playoff game on Saturday between the Steelers and the Ravens, Jake Berlin tweeted that he'd run onto the field if his post... More »

Hall of Fame Steelers Coach Chuck Noll Dies at 82

Won record 4 Super Bowls

(Newser) - Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died last night at his home. He was 82. Noll was among family outside Pittsburgh when he died of natural causes, the county medical examiner said, per CNN . Noll transformed the... More »

NFL Fines Steelers Coach $100K Over Sideline Gaffe

Mike Tomlin interfered with runner on opposing team

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin's wallet is a lot lighter today. The NFL fined Tomlin $100,000 after he interfered with an opposing player running back a kick during the Thanksgiving game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers also could lose a draft pick. Tomlin has apologized but... More »

Tim Tebow's Stats Match Biblical Verse

And so did the fourth-quarter television ratings

(Newser) - This might just be a weird coincidence, or Tim Tebow's dramatic defeat of the Steelers last night may have been a miracle in more ways than one. The polarizing Denver quarterback wound up throwing for 316 yards, which, if you toss in a colon in the right spot, mirrors... More »

Tebow Bomb Stuns Steelers

Broncos advance, will meet New England on Saturday

(Newser) - They'll be Tebowing in Denver tonight: Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game. Thomas hauled in a high play-action pass at the Denver 38,... More »

NFL Fines Player $10K for Calling Wife Mid-Game

Troy Polamalu wanted to let her know he was OK

(Newser) - The NFL isn't making exceptions about its policy that players stay unplugged during games: It fined Troy Polamalu of the Steelers $10,000 for making a call from the bench during last Sunday's game, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Polamalu, though, wasn't showboating or looking for some digital... More »

Hines Ward Busted for DUI

'DWTS' star pulled over in Georgia

(Newser) - Hines Ward might need those dancing shoes to get out of this one: TMZ reports that the Pittsburgh Steeler was arrested this morning in Georgia's DeKalb County on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Dancing With the Stars champ posted $1000 bond and was released. TMZ has the... More »

NFL Player Deletes ‘Truther’ Tweet After bin Laden Death

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Rashard Mendenhall skeptical about 9/11 narrative

(Newser) - Rashard Mendenhall of the Pittsburgh Steelers might have some explaining to do to the boss after controversial tweets the night of Osama bin Laden's killing, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Mashable . Among them:
  • “I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition
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A Record 111M Tuned in Last Night

111 million tuned in for big game: Nielsen

(Newser) - For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl has set a new record for American television viewing. The Nielsen Co. said today that an estimated 111 million people watched the Green Bay Packers outlast the Pittsburgh Steelers in football's ultimate game. That tops the 106.5 million who... More »

Packers Win Super Bowl 31-25

Green Bay beats Pittsburgh Steelers to win team's fourth Super Bowl

(Newser) - Aaron Rodgers has turned the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions once again. Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and Nick Collins returned an interception for another score, leading the Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was Green Bay's fourth Super Bowl title. The Packers won... More »

Christina Aguilera Bungles National Anthem

'At the twilight's last reaming' ... ?

(Newser) - There are three things you have to do when singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl: Look good, hit the right notes, and sing the correct lyrics. Christina Aguilera is two for three. Aguilera, who isn't exactly an anthem novice (she sang the song at Game 7 of last... More »

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