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:

What else is there to say about Antonio Brown?

What else is there to say about Antonio Brown?

Joe and Brian are back to breakdown, the latest breakdown, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and “disgruntled” wide receiver Antonio Brown. Following a less cryptic tweet yesterday, the rumor mill is overflowing with potential landing spaces for AB: but how did we get to this point? And is this relationship now ...

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Steelers 2019 free agents: who stays and who goes?

Steelers 2019 free agents: who stays and who goes?

With NFL free agency right around the corner, Joe and Brian tackle the topic of which Steelers are set to hit the market and more importantly, who does Pittsburgh retain and who do they let walk? The highest profile name on this list, Le’Veon Bell, has yet another set of ...

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Extensive list of former Steelers kickoff the Alliance of American Football

Extensive list of former Steelers kickoff the Alliance of American Football

Joe and Brian are back to let everyone know that football isn’t over: it’s just beginning! That’s the crux of the new Alliance of American Football, which kicks off this upcoming weekend. Now, we know that some of you are wondering, what’s up with the podcast about this AAF? Isn’t ...

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Seven round "insanity style" Steelers mock draft

Seven round “insanity style” Steelers mock draft

Brian is joined by the "Professor of Football" Zach Metkler and SCU contributor Ryan Lippert for the second mock draft podcast of the season. This time around the guys go totally insane and model the mock after one of Brian's "Mock Draft Insanity" profiles. Let's be clear: nobody expects this ...

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Starless: Steve Massey talks about the 1947 Steelers in this exclusive interview

Starless: Steve Massey talks about the 1947 Steelers in this exclusive interview

Christina Rivers and Brian Roach sit down with Steve Massey, author of "Starless: The 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers" in an exclusive interview. Steve discusses topics in his book, including the strained relationship between "Jock" Sutherland and "Bullet" Bill Dudley and the no-name gridiron brawlers who gelled to make the Steelers' first ...

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Antonio Brown continues Killer B’s “killer” traditions

Antonio Brown continues Killer B’s “killer” traditions

Antonio Brown is back in the headlines due to more social media hijinks as well as his teammates’ comments from last weekend’s Pro Bowl. It appears that time may heal all and today, Joe and Brian discuss Brown, the Pro Bowl and another topic that doesn’t get enough air time: ...

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Can the NFL fix its referee problems?

Can the NFL fix its referee problems?

On today’s episode Joe and Brian get into long-winded rants about... officiating! After witnessing what happened during the confaerence championship games, the SCU duo turn their attention towards the third team on the field on Sundays. You have the Saints filing lawsuits and media personalities comparing pro football to pro wrestling. ...

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SCU's 2019 NFL Mock Draft - Version 1.0

SCU’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft – Version 1.0

Brian E. Roach is joined by "The Professor of Football" Zach Metkler and SCU contributors Noah Freeman and Chase Hammes for a four-round Steelers-based NFL mock draft. The group will each make picks based on this scenario: The Steelers have traded Antonio Brown to the Raiders for the twenty seventh ...

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You wanted changes: The Steelers are giving you changes!

You wanted coaching changes: The Steelers are giving you coaching changes!

On today’s episode Joe and Brian discuss the fan frenzy over losing offensive line coach Mike Munchak as well as the fervor over wanting coaching changes… You wanted coaching changes you say? Well the Steelers have been making coaching changes for the last two offseason! The duo digs into those ...

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What can the Steelers realistically get in a trade for Antonio Brown?

What can the Steelers realistically get in a trade for Antonio Brown?

The drama continues for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Zach Metkler joins Brian E. Roach as the two ex-lineman briefly discuss the departure of offensive line coach Mike Munchak before turning their attention to the “man of the hour”: Antonio Brown. Yes, the primary topic is once again “AB”. This time the ...

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Has Antonio Brown played his last game with the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Has Antonio Brown played his last game with the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Joe and Brian table today’s planned topic for late breaking news as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac sat down for an interview with Steelers President Art Rooney II to discuss Antonio Brown’s future: one where Rooney states it’s “Hard to envision” the wide receiver being with team for training camp. ...

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Steelers not the only team that deals with “drama”

Steelers not the only team that deals with “drama”

Joe and Brian revisit NFL Wild Card weekend and link it to current events surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers to present Steelers Nation with the notion that every other team in the league has to handle drama… Not just the Steelers! Join the dynamic duo as they look at teams from ...

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Making heads or tails of the Antonio Brown situation

Making heads or tails of the Antonio Brown situation

It's a brand-new year, and to start it off the Steelers bring you some brand-new drama! Brian Roach and Zach Metkler spend an entire episode trying to make sense of the massive kerfuffle that has erupted around the Steelers and Antonio Brown. Who said what? Who did what? What do ...

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Steelers barely survive against the beaten-up Bengals

Steelers barely survive against the beaten-up Bengals

Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach convene as the Steelers skip past a lowly Cincinnati Bengals team with a 16-13 victory that was, unfortunately, not enough to keep their postseason hopes alive. Part of those hopes lied with the Cleveland Browns, who had to defeat another division foe, the Baltimore ...

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Steelers season slips away with loss to the New Orleans Saints

Festivus concludes with an unhappy ending as Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach breakdown the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Headed into Sunday’s game, many Steelers “fans” didn’t think that Pittsburgh could overcome one of the NFL’s best teams, however, as Joe and Brian explain, it ...

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