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:

Where should the Steelers focus their limited draft capital in 2020?

Where should the Steelers focus their limited draft capital in 2020?

Brian is joined by the “Professor of Football” Zach Metkler as the duo turn their sights on the NFL Draft and in particular, the Steelers draft strategy. What are the positions of need for Pittsburgh? And how does free agency in 2020 and beyond add to that mix? The hosts ...

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Joe Burrow in the AFC North might not affect the Steelers like you think

Joe Burrow in the AFC North might not affect the Steelers like you think

Hot off the heels of the NCAA Football’s National Championship game, Steelers Nation is already asking questions about a potential pairing of LSU’s star quarterback Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals currently hold the top pick in this year’s NFL Draft and selecting Burrow would be the “can’t ...

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Cutting several Steelers to create cap space could cause other problems

With a number of players set to hit free agency this upcoming offseason, including a “high priority” one with Bud Dupree, fans have started to speculate on how the Steelers can bring these players back into the fold for the 2020 season. As a cash-strapped franchise, some of that speculation ...

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Because of Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers are NOT in a dire QB situation

Because of Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers are NOT in a dire QB situation

Everyone loves the shiny new toy until it’s no longer fun to play with. That’s the current theme coming out of Steelers Nation to start the New Year, as fans are forgetting about the Steelers quarterback situation actually being a fairly good one! With as many as five passers under ...

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Stop being stupid Steelers Nation!!

Stop being stupid Steelers Nation!!

It’s not Festivus, but Joe and Brian still have a bone to pick with people! Pittsburgh Steelers fans have gone into pandemonium over the least important issues over the last week, many of which aren’t going to happen (for one reason or another) or simply aren’t true! The hosts put ...

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Steelers season ends on a sour note in loss to Ravens

Steelers season ends on a sour note in loss to Ravens

Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach embark on a mission to talk Steelers fans off of a proverbial cliff in this edition of the Steel City Underground Podcast. Following an ugly 28-10 defeat by the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers rollercoaster 2019 season comes screeching to a halt. However, ...

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Will the Steelers playoff hopes live or die in Baltimore this Sunday?

Will the Steelers playoff hopes live or die in Baltimore this Sunday?

Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach return to contemplate the Steelers rollercoaster 2019 season and if it ends in Baltimore this Sunday against the Ravens, or continues forward into the playoffs. The Ravens are expected to rest starters in a “meaningless” game, as they’ve already locked up the division and ...

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Mason Rudolph almost saved Christmas for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Mason Rudolph almost saved Christmas for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Joe and Brian return to discuss the Steelers shortcomings in New Jersey with a 16-10 loss to the New York Jets… beginning with the annual “Airing of Grievances”! Snake-bitten by injuries all season long, has the “next man up” changes finally caught up to the Steelers? Is Pittsburgh still in ...

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Can the Steelers keep their playoff hopes alive with a road win against the Jets?

Can the Steelers keep their playoff hopes alive with a road win against the Jets?

Joe and Brian are back to discuss the Steelers odds of making the playoffs, which requires a win this weekend on the road against the New York Jets in order to maintain their driver’s seat position of holding onto the AFC’s sixth seed. The Jets are not a good football ...

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A conversation with Jim Rooney: Author of "A Different Way To Win"

A conversation with Jim Rooney: Author of “A Different Way To Win”

On this edition of the Steel City Underground Podcast, Brian E. Roach welcomes a special guest, author Jim Rooney, to talk about his new book "A Different Way to Win". Jim, son of the late Steelers President Dan Rooney, shares insights into his father, the Steelers teams of the 70's ...

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Did Duck Hodges "kill the Steelers" on Sunday night?

Did Duck Hodges “kill the Steelers” on Sunday night?

Joe and Brian are here on an “Overreaction Monday” to talk Steelers Nation off of a cliff following a 17-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills to close out Pittsburgh’s final home game at Heinz Field for the 2019 NFL season. The game plan left much to be desired in what ...

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Steelers set for Sunday night slugfest with the Buffalo Bills

Steelers set for Sunday night slugfest with the Buffalo Bills

This Sunday at Heinz Field, two teams jockeying for playoff position, which also happen to be spitting images of one another, will do battle as the Buffalo Bills travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. With each team holding onto a current Wild Card spot, Joe and Brian discuss ...

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Are the Steelers legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

Are the Steelers legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

Joe and Brian return to discuss the Steelers victory in the desert over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, while also taking a broader view of the remainder of the season and using questions coming out of this game, and weekend, to discuss whether or not Pittsburgh has a legitimate chance ...

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Steelers cancel Browns Super Bowl parade with 20-13 victory

Steelers cancel Browns Super Bowl parade with 20-13 victory

It’s a Steelers Nation party here at Steel City Underground as a three-man team convenes for today’s postgame celebration as the Steelers silence the Cleveland Browns in a 20-13 victory. The “Mistake on the Lake” was present again, but this time it traveled south with further preparation by Pittsburgh, as ...

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Can Duck Hodges help the Steelers get payback against the Cleveland Browns?

Can Duck Hodges help the Steelers get payback against the Cleveland Browns?

Brian "Smooth and Silky" Roach is joined by the Professor of Football, Zach Metkler as the duo breaks down the upcoming Steelers game against the Browns. Will Devlin "Duck" Hodges be the answer? Can Benny Snell Football be as productive as he was in the Bengals game? Listen in as ...

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