Friday, August 29, 2008

ESPN: Steelers' fans best in the NFL

In the category of well, duh, ESPN ranks Steelers' fans the "best" fans in the NFL, edging out the Green Bay Packers for first place. By virtue of being ranked #32, the Arizona Cardinals have the "worst" fans, rivaled only by those of the Detroit Lions (#31) and Atlanta Falcons (#30). Click here to review ESPN's criteria, and the complete list.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Steelers sign QB Leftwich

Today, Pittsburgh signed QB Byron Leftwich - a former No. 1 pick (seventh overall in 2003) of the Jacksonville Jaguars - to a one-year contract. Leftwich will serve as Ben Roethlisberger's backup for at least the next six weeks, as veteran Charlie Batch is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow to repair the broken right collarbone he suffered during Friday's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Batch will be out for a minimum of six weeks following the surgery.

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Steelers win preseason opener; Batch injured

The Steelers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 16-10 earlier this evening at Heinz Field. But Pittsburgh's backup QB Charlie Batch reportedly suffered a broken right collarbone during the game.