NFL http://wesa.fm en Former Atlanta Falcon Tim Green Weighs in on New NFL Penalty http://wesa.fm/post/former-atlanta-falcon-tim-green-weighs-new-nfl-penalty <p>Former star linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons <a href="http://timgreenbooks.com/">Tim Green</a> discussed his latest baseball novel <em>New Kid</em>.</p><p>He also weighed in on the NFL's proposal to institute a 15-yard penalty for using racial slurs on the field, and how Missouri defensive end Michael Sam will be accepted after announcing he is gay.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:50:09 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 25404 at http://wesa.fm Former Atlanta Falcon Tim Green Weighs in on New NFL Penalty Study: Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Take a Loss the Hardest http://wesa.fm/post/study-pittsburgh-steelers-fans-take-loss-hardest <p>According to a recent study done by Emory University, Steelers fans take losses harder than any other fan base in the NFL.</p><p>Manish Tripathi, assistant professor of Marketing at Emory University focused the <a href="https://blogs.emory.edu/sportsmarketing/nfl/best-fans-in-the-nfl/">research on fans</a>' emotional responses and found out why it's more than just a game to Steelers faithful.</p><p>He says he used instantaneous social networking strategies to gauge the mood of fans after winning or losing.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:37:13 +0000 Katherine Blackley 21462 at http://wesa.fm Study: Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Take a Loss the Hardest Former NFL Players Not Receiving Their Due for Appearances in NFL Films http://wesa.fm/post/former-nfl-players-not-receiving-their-due-appearances-nfl-films <p>When a blockbuster films appears on television, the actors receive royalties for their appearances, the same goes for TV show reruns.</p><p>One would think the same goes for former football players who appear in NFL films. Video clips of the “Immaculate Reception,” have run countless times on television, yet Franco Harris and John Fuqua have never seen payment for the replays. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:30:31 +0000 Katie Martin 17031 at http://wesa.fm Former NFL Players Not Receiving Their Due for Appearances in NFL Films Steelers Fall to Titans; Pouncy, Foote out for Season http://wesa.fm/post/steelers-fall-titans-pouncy-foote-out-season <p>The Tennessee Titans opened the season in reverse. The Pittsburgh Steelers, however, appear to be the ones backing up.</p><p>Chris Johnson ran for 70 clock-chewing yards and the Titans overcame an embarrassing early flub to shut down the Steelers 16-9 on Sunday.</p><p>Jackie Battle ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter and Rob Bironas kicked three field goals for the Titans. Tennessee's revamped defense did the rest.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:12:23 +0000 The Associated Press 16180 at http://wesa.fm Steelers Fall to Titans; Pouncy, Foote out for Season Sports Talk With Bob Dvorchak http://wesa.fm/post/sports-talk-bob-dvorchak-2 <p>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sportswriter Emeritus&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/">Bob&nbsp;Dvorchak</a>&nbsp;</strong>discusses the death of&nbsp;Uniontown&nbsp;native and NFL great&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9274307/ex-new-orleans-saints-san-diego-chargers-rb-chuck-muncie-dies-60" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">Chuck Muncie</a>&nbsp;of heart failure at age 60, concussions in the NFL and the strange case of hockey player&nbsp;<a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9275330/looking-answers-derek-boogaard-death" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">Derek&nbsp;Boogaard</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 00:56:31 +0000 hmcclain 9832 at http://wesa.fm Sports Talk With Bob Dvorchak Notes From Paul: Jack Butler Will Be Missed http://wesa.fm/post/notes-paul-jack-butler-will-be-missed <p>Listen to the Essential Pittsburgh interview with Jack Butler from July 2012</p><p>The voice on the other end of the telephone was husky and polite. It belonged to an octogenarian and one of the greatest defensive backs ever to play pro football, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000168815/article/jack-butler-steelers-hall-of-fame-cornerback-dies-at-85"><strong>Jack Butler</strong></a>. It was the middle of last summer and Mr. Butler was getting a lot of attention because at the age of 84, he was finally going to be inducted into the <strong><a href="http://www.profootballhof.com/multimedia/famers/2012/8/1/jack-butler-career-highlights/play/">Pro Football Hall of Fame</a></strong>. I was hoping he would be able to come in to our studios to be a guest on Essential Pittsburgh. Mine was but the latest in a long line of requests. Mon, 13 May 2013 22:11:43 +0000 Paul Guggenheimer 9479 at http://wesa.fm Notes From Paul: Jack Butler Will Be Missed Sports N' @: Discrimination Within the NFL? http://wesa.fm/post/sports-n-discrimination-within-nfl <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Every major business in the U.S. has an anti-distrimination policy when it comes to hiring. That includes the National Football League. But what about <strong><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2013/02/27/nfl-sexual-orientation-nick-kasa-scouting-combine/1951857/">reports</a></strong> of loaded personal questions for players trying out for the draft? Sports Contributor <a href="http://bobdvorchak.com/sports-n-at/"><strong>Bob Dvorchak</strong></a> talks about how athletes are tested at the <strong><a href="http://www.nfl.com/combine">NFL scouting combine</a></strong> and <strong><a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9210388/nfl-reinforce-anti-discrimination-policy">where the league stands</a></strong> on the discrimination claims. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8569 at http://wesa.fm Sports N' @: Discrimination Within the NFL?