Smizik on Sports

Smizik on Sports


Bob Smizik: The future of Alvarez

Which player would you prefer hitting in the middle of your lineup based on their numbers over the past three seasons?

about 14 hours ago




Bob Smizik: Goodell has lost his way

Nobody asked me, but . . .

2 days ago


Bob Smizik: Will Pirates step up?

If ever there were a week where the enormity of the wealth of MLB was on display, this was the one -- and it’s only Wednesday.

3 days ago


Bob Smizik: Justice is served

Let’s hear it for the Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin.

4 days ago


Bob Smizik: Steelers unimpressive in win

The team that 10 days ago was being discussed as a Super Bowl contender today has the look of one that might not make the playoffs.

4 days ago


Bob Smizik: Martin officially gone

Lots of baseball news to report today:

5 days ago


Bob Smizik: Can’t lose to Titans, can they?

The Steelers play the lowly Tennessee Titans in Nashville tonight.

5 days ago


Bob Smizik: Hooray! Pitt still could be bowl-eligible

The honor of a trip to Detroit in December is at stake.

6 days ago


Bob Smizik: Report -- Giannotti leaving The Fan

Gregg Giannotti, host and lead voice for 'The Fan Morning Show' (KDKA-FM, 93.7), reportedly is leaving Pittsburgh for CBS Sports Radio.

1 week ago


 The Pirates' A.J. Burnett reacts after an out against the Cardinals. Burnett is returning to the Pirates on a one-year deal.

Bob Smizik: Pirates' Burnett signing comes with risks

But what the move means to the Pirates remains unclear.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Pirates look set -- except for pitching

The 2015 Pirates began to take shape this week when catcher Francisco Cervelli was acquired from the New York Yankees.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Maybe Steelers aren't very good

Which of these two segments of the Steelers season has been the most surprising:

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Liriano should be primary target

Nobody asked me, but . . .

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Spending wars begin; will Pirates participate?

Martin and Liriano’s rejection of their qualifying offers means the team that signs those players will lose its first-round draft choice.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Who’s to blame?

There was outrage across the land that is occupied by the SteelersNation yesterday, and well there should have been.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Bad opponent jinx strikes Steelers again

The Steelers’ stunning ability to lose to bad football teams happened again this afternoon.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: A game Steelers should win

The Steelers have been here before. This is a team with a recent history of losing too often when it absolutely, positively should have won.

1 week ago


Bob Smizik: Prospective Pirates targets

The Pirates’ opening day rotation means a lot of work has to be done, even with Charlie Morton due back early in the season.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Let’s hear it for Haley!

It was quite popular to label any downturn in the play of Roethlisberger as attributable to his relationship with Todd Haley.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Ten Penguins talking points

There has not been a lot of hockey discussion on this site in this young season, but with the Penguins' outstanding start.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: How best to punish UNC

Punishment of some sort must be meted out to Williams, Bob Smizik writes

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Whose number is retired next?

Nobody asked me, but . . .

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Steelers proving critics wrong

The Steelers are in the continuing process of proving a lot of people wrong and a lot of people right.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Ask Bob, Bob answers

It’s been so long since I asked for these questions, many might have forgotten they submitted them. Time for another round of, 'Ask Bob.’

3 weeks ago


 Peter Diana/Post-Gazette 10/26/14 PITTSBURGH: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tosses ball to Le'Veon Bell in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field Pittsburgh Pa.

Bob Smizik: Can Steelers do it again?

On Oct. 14, 1984, the Steelers, with a 3-3 record, played the undefeated San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park and won, 20-17.

3 weeks ago


 Georgia Tech's Isaiah Johnson tackles Pitt's James Conner in the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Bob Smizik: What's wrong with Pitt football?

Since 2005, West Virginia football has won 87 games and lost 36. Pitt football has won 66 and lost 55.

3 weeks ago


 Pedro Alvarez hits a solo home run against the Cardinals in August at PNC Park.

Bob Smizik: The future of Pedro Alvarez

The fact the Kansas City Royals are one game away from winning the World Series should send hope soaring through followers of the Pirates.

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Do it again, Ben

Nobody asked me, but . . .

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Steelers come of age, 51-34

After weeks of unbridled criticism, the woebegone Steelers are the 5-3 Steelers and very much in any discussion about the AFC postseason.

3 weeks ago


  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Steelers vs. Colts: Does defense have answers for Luck?

Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck is first in the NFL in yards, 197 more than Manning.

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Pitt is city’s only first-place team

Based on their performance nine days ago against Virginia Tech, the Panthers have the ability to stay in the Coastal Division race.

4 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Which team will be region’s next champion?

Handicapping the six teams that play at the highest level of their sports ...

4 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: No cap hell for Ravens

Nobody asked me, but (Bruce Arians edition) . . .

1 month ago



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