Blitzburgh Blog was founded in a dorm room sometime during winter 2007 by two gentleman under pen names Norm Johnson and Bam Morris, to be later joined by Brian Schaich in time for the 2009 season. Johnson and Morris have since left the blogging world for bigger and better things, leaving Blitzburgh in Brian's hands.
This is a blog about the Pittsburgh Steelers. Players win games, not referees. A great defense is more important than a great offense. Cheerleaders do not belong in Heinz Field. Wide receivers should shut up and play. If you're a tight end and you don't block, you're not a tight end. Heath Miller is the best football player.
Brian Schaich: First thing's first, it's pronounced "shike." Born in 1991, Brian is one of the youngest Pittsburgh Sports bloggers in the community. Brian is an aspiring sports-media type who considers himself an NFL history buff and an old-school football purist in many senses. It isn't always easy, but Brian tries to watch the game objectively and not get too caught up in being a Steeler fan. Brian also writes the occasional piece about the Pittsburgh (or Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) Penguins at Faceoff Factor.
George Jones IV: George has a degree in economics with minors in math and statistics, and he runs a column on Blitzburgh regarding Advanced Football Statistics and how the Steelers measure up in various Sabrmetric-like categories. His number one sport is baseball and he has a blog about his alma mater's team, the Case Western Reserve University Spartans.
I'm a long time Giant fan transplanted last year to Seattle. I thought that was a nice piece you wrote offering the olive branch to the Seahawks acknowledging they got jobbed in SBXL, and offering support and encouragement. I wasn't a Seahawks fan then, but any NFL fan not in Pittsburg knows that game was badly called and The Seahawks got the wrong end. As a Giant fan I hate the Patriots and Belichick, (we gave him his worst beatings) although I do think he is mellowing in his old age, and he is an exceptional coach. And as for Harbaugh, how can one brother be such a douche and the other such a stand up guy?
While the Giants have taken some circuitous routes to the promised lands I think their last two Super Bowls were the most exciting ever! Given both the drama and the historic records they encompassed. Just saying.
But my question to you is why is it that Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw are never given their due when commentators speak of the great coaches and quarterbacks of all time? Terry Bradshaw held the record with 4 Superbowls by himself for quite a while, and shares that record with only one other, His Holiness Joe Montana. And Chuck Noll is the only coach to win 4, and is never mentioned among the great coaches. How can that be? It must drive Pittsburg fans crazy. I've said it for years. It makes me crazy and I'm not a Pitt fan although I respect your organization and your team. WTF?!
Nice work. Continued success!