Brian E. Roach, Steel City Underground

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Brian E. Roach is a software engineer, author, and a Steelers enthusiast. He is married with one daughter and a border collie.

Brian has been following the Steelers since 1969 when he was six years old. Brian is the author of “A Life Begun” (available on Amazon Kindle, and from Lulu.com in hardback or paperback) and is currently working on his first full-length fiction novel.

He writes about the Steelers year-round on Steel City Underground and is more than happy to make a nuisance of himself and talk about the Steelers at length, anytime, anywhere.

Recent posts by Brian E. Roach:

Stop! The Steelers do NOT have a quarterback controversy!!

Stop! The Steelers do NOT have a quarterback controversy!!

Joe and Brian bring their usual nonsense to a special bye week bonus edition of the Steel City Underground Podcast to discuss all of the things some of Steelers Nation should stop talking about! Social Media has been abuzz with a lot of spam stories, or others which are simply ...

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Steelers shock Chargers on the road for second win of the season

Steelers shock Chargers on the road for second win of the season

Tune in as Joe and Brian are jubilant over the Steelers stealing a road win from the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football in a 24-17 victory. But that wasn’t what was expected of anyone as the Steelers strolled into an away venue that felt like a home away ...

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Steelers seek revenge for 2018 Sunday Night loss to the Chargers

Steelers seek revenge for 2018 Sunday Night loss to the Chargers

Joe and Brian are back to breakdown the Steelers chances of winning on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday, in primetime on Sunday Night Football. Faced with potentially playing a fourth string quarterback, Pittsburgh’s backs are against the wall. However, the Chargers have their own injury problems ...

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Second Steelers victory of the 2019 season falls through their fingertips

Second Steelers victory of the 2019 season falls through their fingertips

Joe and Brian return after a short hiatus of collecting their thoughts to bring you an in-depth look at every angle from the Steelers-Ravens game last Sunday. Among the topics discussed include Mason Rudolph’s concussion off of Earl Thomas’ helmet hit, Mike Tomlin’s overtime decision, and calls made by NFL ...

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Can the Steelers beat Baltimore with the same kind of game plan?

Can the Steelers beat Baltimore with the same kind of game plan?

Joe and Brian are back to discuss whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers can keep their momentum rolling and win a second-straight game. At home. Against the Baltimore Ravens. And with the same game plan, they used against Cincinnati last week. Yes… the same game plan. That may sound like ...

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Steelers back in the division hunt with a dominating win over the Bengals

Steelers back in the division hunt with a dominating win over the Bengals

Like everyone else in Steelers Nation on this Victory Tuesday, Joe and Brian are beaming, following a Pittsburgh Steelers 27-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The win was a victory on many levels for the Steelers, who handled the Bengals on nearly every level. The hosts take into consideration what ...

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Who will emerge with their first victory when the Steelers face the Bengals on Monday night?

Who will emerge with their first victory when the Steelers face the Bengals on Monday night?

Joe and Brian tackle the hot topics surrounding the barn-burning bunkhouse brawl which will descend upon Heinz Field this upcoming Monday Night when the 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers take on the equally 0-3 Cincinnati Bengals. This game may not have the same feel as past Steelers-Bengals encounters. However, each team is ...

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Can the Pittsburgh Steelers still salvage their season?

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers still salvage their season?

Joe and Brian review the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and whether or not fans should panic, and pack it in for the 2019 season. There were still some positives, and even past precedent to suggest they could turn the tide, but it has ...

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The Minkah Fitzpatrick trade renews hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is far from over

The Minkah Fitzpatrick trade renews hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is far from over

Joe and Brian backtrack to their final topic of last episode to discuss what was thought to be the impossible: the Pittsburgh Steelers trading for Dolphins DB Minkah Fitzpatrick! The move sent shockwaves which were already rippling through the Steel City on Monday, as the team announced Ben Roethlisberger would ...

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How might the Steelers fare without Ben Roethlisberger?

How might the Steelers fare without Ben Roethlisberger?

Joe and Brian preempt their Steelers/Seahawks reactions in lieu of the shocking, season-ending injury to Ben Roethlisberger. With Big Ben now out of the picture the future rests in the hands of second-year backup Mason Rudolph, who will get the call to be the Steelers starter. However, the move will ...

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Steelers look sloppy in lopsided loss to the Patriots

Steelers look sloppy in lopsided loss to the Patriots

Tune in as Joe and Brian try not to cuss (don’t worry, the show is clean) whilst discussing the numerous shortcomings of the Pittsburgh Steelers Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. Is there any one person or thing to blame? Probably not, but there’s still no reason to ...

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Joe Rutter from TribLive discusses the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming 2019 season

Joe Rutter from TribLive discusses the Pittsburgh Steelers upcoming 2019 season

Brian E. Roach, the host who doesn't like toast is joined by the TribLive's Joe Rutter. Joe, who covers the Steelers beat for the Trib, shares an inside look at what's going on with this year's team. Joe also tells us what it might take to get a victory for ...

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Breaking down the steelers roster moves heading into the regular season

Breaking down the Steelers roster moves heading into the regular season

Joe and Brian are hard at work on this Labor Day holiday to dissect the moving pieces that comprise the Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster. With signings, extensions, releases, and more revealed over the weekend, the duo will talk about their surprises: both who did and did not make the cut! ...

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Who made their case to make the Steelers 53-man roster?

Who made their case to make the Steelers 53-man roster?

The preseason is over and teams will now trim their rosters. But before that, Brian E. Roach is joined by the “Professor” Zach Metkler to discuss the Steelers final preseason game in Carolina, a 25-19 loss. Score aside, who made a case to be included on the final 53-man roster? ...

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Has Mason Rudolph won the Steelers backup quarterback job?

Has Mason Rudolph won the Steelers backup quarterback job?

There were a lot of positives and very few negatives in the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-6 victory over the Tennessee Titans Sunday night. Joe and Brian discuss the ramifications of this preseason game, including what the Steelers might do with their backup quarterback competition between Mason Rudolph. Has Rudolph won the ...

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