Brian E. Roach, Steel City Underground

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Brian E. Roach
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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:

Steelers storylines heading into Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Steelers storylines heading into Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Joe and Brian are back to talk about all of the storylines heading into the Steelers third preseason game this Sunday as they go on the road to take on the Tennessee Titans. With the bright lights of primetime shining brightly, the duo discusses if Pittsburgh will have its full ...

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Highs and lows of the Steelers second preseason victory over the Chiefs

Highs and lows of the Steelers second preseason victory over the Chiefs

Brian is deserted by his two brothers from other mothers and joined by his "sister from another mister", Tina Rivers as they break down the Steelers 17-7 victory over the Chiefs. Who stood out and who didn't? And was there a Grown Ass Man award? Plus, and possibly most important: ...

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What can we expect to see when the Steelers face the Chiefs in Week 2 of the NFL preseason?

What can we expect to see when the Steelers face the Chiefs in Week 2 of the NFL preseason?

Joe and Brian are back to discuss the trials and tribulations of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason. Among today’s topics include a tribute to the shocking passing of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake and how the team is moving forward on the never-ending train ride that is the NFL season. The ...

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Reactions to the Steelers preseason victory over the Buccaneers

Reactions to the Steelers preseason victory over the Buccaneers

Brian Roach and Zach Metkler get on the horn to give you their reactions to the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game of the 2019 NFL season. Of course, their impressions are like everyone else’s: it’s the preseason after all and a plethora of Pittsburgh players didn’t participate. (Say that three ...

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What can we expect to see in the Steelers first preseason game of 2019?

What can we expect to see in the Steelers first preseason game of 2019?

Real football is finally here! Sort of… Joe and Brian discuss what we can expect to see from the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game this upcoming Friday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While it is an actual football game, it’s still not the full serving of Steelers football one may ...

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Things overheard at Steelers training camp

Things overheard at Steelers training camp

The Host Who Doesn't Like Toast (Brian Roach) returns with the "Professor of Football" Zach Metkler to talk about more Steelers training camp news and insights. The duo discusses the emerging chemistry at wide receiver, how the inside linebackers are looking (not just Bush and Barron) and why some people ...

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Who are underdogs to make the Steelers roster heading into training camp?

Who are underdogs to make the Steelers roster heading into training camp?

The day to report to training camp has finally arrived for the Pittsburgh Steelers as practice gets underway this Friday and we finally see how the 2019 will start to shape up. Joe and Brian dig deep into the 91-man roster to discover those players who have an uphill battle ...

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Storylines to look for when the Steelers start training camp

Storylines to look for when the Steelers start training camp

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: football is back! Sort of… The Steelers are set to report to training camp on Thursday with practices starting on Friday. Joe and Brian dig into the hot topics you need to know heading into camp and what to watch for if ...

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The Steelers are a better team heading into 2019 than in 2018

The Steelers are a better “team” heading into 2019 than in 2018

After fielding many comments from fans of the Steelers three AFC North opponents, Joe and Brian return to address some of their complaints with the optimism about Pittsburgh’s chances to take the division in 2019. Overall, the Steelers lost a player here or there… but are they really worse off ...

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Scouting the Steelers opponents: Are the Ravens contenders? Or pretenders?

Scouting the Steelers opponents: Are the Ravens contenders? Or pretenders?

Joe and Brian aim to anger fans of the last of the Steelers AFC North division opponents to profile: the Baltimore Ravens! Last year’s division champions, the Ravens are receiving less respect than even the Steelers after making wholesale changes all over their roster. Where are the Ravens their best? ...

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Scouting the Steelers opponents: Healthy Bengals the real threat in the AFC North?

Scouting the Steelers opponents: Healthy Bengals the real threat in the AFC North?

Joe and Brian follow-up their hot takes of the Cleveland Browns by shifting focus over to another of the Steelers AFC North nemeses: the Cincinnati Bengals! Last season the Bengals were ravaged with injuries. With players returning to full health, other additions through the draft to shore up weak positions, ...

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A Steelers Mt. Rushmore by position – The Offensive Line

This is that time of the year where we have limited fodder to feed our football appetites.  Truth be told, we should probably be glad about that because in the doldrums between mini-camp and training camp the best thing to hear coming from Steelers world is almost certainly silence.   What ...

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Scouting the Steelers opponents: Are the Browns overhyped heading into 2019?

Scouting the Steelers opponents: Are the Browns overhyped heading into 2019?

Joe and Brian return from their holiday festivities to present an incredibly long rant about the Cleveland Browns. Long the NFL’s doormat, pro football pundits are banging their drums for a football renaissance in Cleveland. However, are the claims viable? The duo breaks down stats and offers other ideas as ...

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Our favorite Steelers of the Heinz Field era

Our favorite Steelers of the Heinz Field era

Joe and Brian discuss their favorite Steelers of the Heinz Field era in this holiday edition of the Steel City Underground podcast. There have been a lot of great men to wear the Black and Gold uniform since Heinz Field opened in 2002, but who are our favorites? The duo ...

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Moments Steelers fans still dwell on

Moments Steelers fans still dwell on

Joe and Brian are back to talk about moments Steelers fans still dwell on. Yes, it’s June and that means everyone (ourselves included) have very little to talk about. That’s when topics such the Steelers loss in Super Bowl XXX, Mike Tomlin vs. Bill Cowher, and past draft “misses” all ...

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