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Matt is a life long Steelers fan and blogger for SteelCityBlitz.com. You can also see his work on Sulia, ESPN 970 Sports Bloggers, and various other sports websites as well as being a regular on Twitter. He is the co-host of The Blitz - Steelers Fan Podcast which airs weekly from preseason through the playoffs and periodically during the offseason.
In addition to football, Matt is also a Father, Rocker, and all around Retro type of guy.
A lifelong Steelers’ fan, Marc Uhlmann is a writer and coowner for steelcityblitz.com. He also is the co-host for the website’s The Blitz Radio Podcast which is recorded every week during the season. Marc is also a freelance writer for numerous sports blogs. A 1996 graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS in Political Science, Marc lives in Portage, Michigan with his wife and two kids.
Bill is a native of the Burgh. He graduated from Deer Lakes HS and Gannon Univ, before heading to Los Angeles. Bill works at Cheri Sundae Productions, and is a founding member and Producer for Cheap Shots Sketch Comedy. His unique perspective is that of a Yinzer in a strange land. Although he may be 3,000 miles away from the Steel City, he bleeds Black and Gold for life.
With the Pittsburgh Steelers sitting at 0-4 on the season, they needed the right medicine which came in the form of a trip to New York.
While watching the Steelers put the finishing touches on the Jets I myself was happy, but it wasn’t enough to stop a virus that was about to ravage my body for the next week.
To further add to an always exciting Ravens Week, I missed every single day of work leading up to the Ravens’ game. So ill was I that couldn’t even write about the first of this year’s match-ups with our hated rival.
Thankfully, the Steelers delivered another positive shot to themselves with the 19-16 win. You’ll notice however, this is still my first write-up in over a week and a half. Translation: The Steelers are getting healthier than I am but that’s OK. They and the fan base need it more than I do.
I am grateful that I am on the road to recovery, thus my article, but I’m also grateful to see the Steelers once again making this season important.
The Steelers’ returning health could all be for naught though if they go into Oakland and drop one to the Raiders. Think that’s impossible? Think again.
The Raiders have actually won three of the last four in the rivalry and most recently, beat the Steelers in Oakland 34-31. The Steelers had two 10-point leads in the game and Oakland took advantage of Pittsburgh miscues and fumbles to win.
It was but a prime example of the Steelers’ eventual 8-8 season in 2012.
On a completely selfish level, I need the Steelers to keep winning. It appears that as I get better they continue to win so its common sense right?
Winning in Oakland is and has never been easy but there is no question the Steelers are the better team heading into this game on Sunday afternoon. The division is set up perfectly for the Steelers to still make a run at a playoff spot and it begins on Sunday in Northern California.
Ike Taylor tweeted today that Mike Tomlin has been giving the team history lessons about the rivalry and who doesn’t love those classics from 1970′s?
I know just thinking about all that makes me warm and fuzzy inside. Let’s it keeps the Steelers warm and healthy as well.
970 ESPN has enlisted a team of listeners to bring you a side of Pittsburgh sports you have never heard before. Check back here daily for a unique perspective on sports in Pittsburgh. These are listeners' opinions only. These opinions do not reflect opinions of Clear Channel Media & Entertainment or 970 ESPN.