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Ten Reasons to Like the Pittsburgh Steelers

…jobs and who then taught their kids to be Steelers lovers even though they lived in Arizona or Florida or Alaska. As a result, there’s a “Steelers bar” — a…



Here's the Steelers-Packers Contest Answer

…hypocyloids in a circle. The Steelers had to petition the AISI to change “Steel” to “Steelers.” Curly Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun created the Green Bay Packers in 1919. Lambeau…





Cheating in the N.F.L.?

…the Steelers managed to lose the game (which they nearly did when Jerome Bettis fumbled, and the Colts’ Nick Harper recovered and raced toward a score, and the Steelers’ Ben…



Why I Hate the NFL Network

Last night the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Cleveland Browns, a game between two losing teams on a freezing Thursday night. But I couldn’t wait to watch it. The Steelers have…




Alan Faneca’s Leg is Bigger Than My Son

That’s what I learned these past few days, when I took my 5-year-old son Solomon to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp in Latrobe, Pa. Watching a pro football team…





Finally, an Investment Worth Making

…based on 2011 sales at STR Marketplace, a website authorized by the Steelers to allow fans to buy and sell seat licenses. A seat license that went for $500 in…



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Episode 490

What Do Broken-Hearted Knitters, Urinating Goalkeepers, and the C.I.A. Have in Common?

Curses and other superstitions may have no basis in reality, but that doesn’t stop us from believing.


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Episode 84

Legacy of a Jerk

What happens to your reputation when you’re no longer around to defend it?

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Episode 84

Legacy of a Jerk (Replay)

What happens to your reputation when you’re no longer around to defend it?

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Episode 62

How Can You Escape a Drama Triangle?

Also: how do awards affect motivation?…


A Super Bowl Preview from the Freako Family

Steelers fan, I do live in New York and the Giants have long been my second-favorite team. Also, I would like to see them win without Tiki Barber, whose me-first-ism…




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Extra: Mark Cuban Full Interview

A conversation with the Shark Tank star, entrepreneur, and Dallas Mavericks owner recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Hidden Side of Sports.”…

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Episode 30

Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar? (Replay)

Also: is a little knowledge truly a dangerous thing?

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Episode 30

Why Do We Seek Comfort in the Familiar?

Also: is a little knowledge truly a dangerous thing?…

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Episode 55

What Changes Will Stick When the Pandemic Is Gone?

Also: would you take a confirmation-bias vaccine?…


When Doctors Say Too Much

…for the Pittsburgh Steelers, tackled him low and Palmer’s knee essentially collapsed. (The Bengals went on to lose to the Steelers, a team that happens to be my favorite, but…




Instant Replay and Jessica Simpson

…Pittsburgh Steelers fan that I am, I was reading the current issue of Sports Illustrated, which is so black and gold this week that it looks like a Steelers newsletter….



August Wilson, R.I.P.

…the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wilson grew up in Pittsburgh; like Franco Harris, he had one black parent and one white; and I’d seen enough of Wilson’s plays (“Fences” and “Ma Rainey’s…



Typo or Biggest NFL News of the Year?

…lot of otherwise very smart people know nothing about sports. And if you think I am blogging about this unfortunate error in order to distract myself from the Steelers’ very…



Football Freakonomics: Who's Peaking?

…account for, however, is playoff experience, of which Houston has zero.) The most remarkable number of course is Denver’s negative 19.67 PRD. As a Steelers fan, I am hardly comforted…