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:

SCU's final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft for the 2019 season

SCU’s final Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft for the 2019 season

The Professor of Football, Zach Metkler and SCU contributor Ryan Lippert join "The Host Who Doesn't Like Toast" Brian E. Roach as the trio runs through a mock draft of the entire first round with picks for all 32 teams. Who will fall? Who will go early? And what hot ...

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Scrutinizing the Steelers 2019 Schedule

Scrutinizing the Steelers 2019 Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 schedule has been released and it has issues! Joe and Brian tackle the good, bad, and ugly of the schedule including travel, west coast trips and a plethora of primetime games, as well as give their outlook on the lone bright spots which could prove beneficial ...

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Examining the Steelers AFC North opponents' draft needs

Examining the Steelers AFC North opponents’ draft needs

Joe and Brian join up today to switch gears and look at another compelling NFL Draft storyline which may affect the Steelers 2019 season: what their AFC North opponents need in the draft! The duo takes a look at the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns – how did ...

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Mocking the Steelers Mock Drafts

Mocking the Steelers Mock Drafts

On this edition of the Steel City Underground Podcast, Joe and Brian debate the wonders of toast while taking digs at the blunders that are mock drafts. While some of the “experts” are on the mark with their assessment of the Steelers needs and potential fits, there are some woefully ...

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Should the Steelers try and move up in the draft?

Should the Steelers try and move up in the draft?

Brian E. Roach, "the host who doesn't like toast" is joined once more by the Professor of Football, Zach Metkler as the two discuss whether or not the Steelers should move up. The duo discuss why the Steelers might want to move up (to get a Devin, duh!) and where ...

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Revisiting, and grading, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 draft

Revisiting, and grading, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 draft

Joe and Brian boomerang back to grading past Pittsburgh Steelers drafts. On today’s show they’ll have a look at the 2015 draft and ask the tough question: is this the worst draft that Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin have had together? Plus, there’s some chatter about ...

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Should the Steelers consider drafting a tight end in the first round?

Should the Steelers consider drafting a tight end in the first round?

Brian Roach, the "Host Who Doesn't Like Toast" is joined by SCU Associate Editor Tina Rivers to talk about tight ends. Tina and Brian discuss some of the rumors surrounding Steelers brass being in attendance at the Iowa and Iowa State pro-days and why there are several potential first and ...

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Who’s up next for the Steelers Hall of Honor?

Who’s up next for the Steelers Hall of Honor?

Joe and Brian join forces to discuss the yet unannounced 2019 class for the Steelers Hall of Honor. Several big names still sit on the outside looking in: but that could change this year as the organization prepares to immortalize more players and contributors to their team’s version of a ...

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Big Ben is NOT the source of the Steelers drama

Big Ben is NOT the source of the Steelers drama

What was that? Ben Roethlisberger did what? He said what? He’s… what?! Over the last several days we’ve heard it all and today’s episode breaks down the source of the drama in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room: which Joe and Brian contend has NOTHING to do with “Big Ben” Roethlisberger! ...

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SCU's first post-AB/free agency Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft

SCU’s first post-AB/free agency Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft

Brian E. Roach and SCU’s “Professor of Football” Zach Metkler put together a full 7-round Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft in the wake of moves and trades. In all, the Steelers currently have 10 picks in the upcoming draft: but how will the use them? The duo discusses a scenario in ...

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Breaking down the beginning of NFL free agency 2019

Breaking down the beginning of NFL free agency 2019

Joe and Brian are on a roll today as they give their two cents on most of the big moves announced at the start of the 2019 NFL free agency period. With star players on the move, the duo discusses if it’s possible to “win” free agency and reaffirm their ...

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Winners (and losers) of the Antonio Brown trade

Winners (and losers) of the Antonio Brown trade

Mr. Big Chest/Checks got what he wanted: Antonio Brown is no longer a Pittsburgh Steeler following a trade (in principle) to the Oakland Raiders. Critics are already talking about who “won” or “lost” the trade from this weekend, so why not do it here? Brian E. Roach is joined by ...

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Will the Steelers be major players in free agency?

Will the Steelers be major players in free agency?

Joe and Brian already know everyone’s tongue-in-cheek answer to today’s topic. However, after examining the players who should be available once the new league year begins, as well as the Steelers cap space, could the team be major players in this year’s free agency? And why may that be the ...

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Who's at fault for the Antonio Brown "situation"?

Who’s at fault for the Antonio Brown “situation”?

Yes, folks we have another Antonio Brown show for yinz today! On the heels of his interview tours on HBO’s “The Shop” with LeBron James and an exclusive sit-down interview with ESPN, Joe and Brian attempt to not only sympathize with AB’s claims but also attempt to decipher what it ...

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SCU Mock Draft Insanity

Brian Roach’s 2019 Mock Draft Insanity – Version 1.0

I can smell it in the air. I can feel it in the winds. I can read it from every knucklehead or ne’er-do-well who thinks they know what will happen near the end of April. Yes, it’s the time of year when expectations begin to build and speculation runs rampant. ...

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