I thought it would be interesting to see how the Steelers' play-calling in the scoring zone during their eight previous wins compared to Sunday night.
After their Week 4 Sunday night matchup, the Steelers and the Chiefs were apparently headed down divergent paths.
What level of performance can we expect from Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday afternoon, when kickoff temperature is expected to be below 20 degrees?
College hockey contains a paradox, at least for an underdog program like Robert Morris. That makes the Three Rivers Classic that much more important for the Colonials.
The results mostly lined up with the 'eye test,' but also revealed enough genuine insight to make the project already feel illuminating.
It's right near the top of the new collective bargaining agreement, soon to be officially ratified: Beginning in 2018, the regular season will provide four additional off-days.
In the first of several posts this season concerning my latest Penguins game-tracking project, I explain the motivation behind it and investigate an interesting correlation.
Whether it's been pass-happy playcalling, subpar run blocking, pace between snaps or something else entirely, the offense hasn't done its part in controlling games.
It's tough to create sufficient quality without enough quantity. So far in their Stanley Cup title follow-up, the Penguins are defying that concept.
Used by some to mean an all-encompassing obsession with numbers, what 'analytics' really signifies is this: Finding better ways to make decisions, using verifiable data.
The terrain gets smoother for the Steelers after the bye. But, should be expect that to be enough to propel them to a playoff berth?
Two developments from this ongoing postseason should inspire the Pirates to turn away from conventional behavior much more than they already have.
Phil Kessel Is A Stanley Cup Champion, but the question on my mind is this: Is Phil Kessel a changed player compared to one year ago?
What goes up must come down, the saying goes. But is it true in Major League Baseball? The Pirates are sure giving that axiom more legitimacy this season.
We've seen 10 Stanley Cup defenses since the advent of the NHL's salary cap. How will the Penguins compare in terms of continuity?
If we can be real for a second here, the Bengals were objectively better than the Steelers over the entirety of the 2015 season.
There’s no doubt this season could have turned out better for the Pirates, who are 4 1/2 games out of the National League’s final postseason position with 25 games to...
If you were looking for a microcosm of the Pirates' season, the seven-game Midwest trip they just completed will do just fine.
With Starling Marté, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco on board, the Pirates could reasonably expect to have one of the best outfields in the sport.
Historian and journalist Bruce Catton once called Major League Baseball "the greatest conversation piece ever invented in America."
As August wears on, opponents running wild on the bases doesn’t appear to rank that highly on the Pirates’ list of concerns. Their starting rotation is still a project with...
Now that we're three days past the Pirates' moves at the MLB trade deadline, let's turn the right side of the brain off and go all left for a bit.
The Steelers are one of the favorites to contend for the Super Bowl. But this is the NFL, the league of 'any given Sunday.' In the words of Al Pacino,...
Whenever baseball's sinking national TV ratings are mentioned in the public sphere, there is typically a counterpoint regarding healthy attendance.
It's always bothered me that Major League Baseball calls the post-All-Star Game portion of its schedule the 'second half.' (First world problems, I know.)
The past month of Pirates baseball has featured the emergence of three rookie starting pitchers, starting with Jameson Taillon and continuing with the under-hyped duo of Chad Kuhl and Steven...
It's not quite mene, mene, teckel, upharsin yet, but the writing appears to be on the wall regarding the long-term future of Marc-André Fleury with the Penguins.
There’s a slump … and then there’s a down year. With nearly half the season gone — the Pirates play Game No. 73 on Thursday afternoon against the Giants at...
In the decade since executive director Mike Davis took over the duty of overseeing U.S. Open course setup, the United States Golf Association has attempted to give players options at the national...
The Pirates under Neal Huntington have aimed for sustainability above all else. That desire appears to have limited their willingness to augment the roster with major-league free agents, but it also has allowed...