Joe Kuzma | Founder/Executive Editor

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Joe is a graduate of Youngstown State University, with a degree in Professional Writing and Editing. Born and raised in another “Steel City”, Youngstown, Ohio, he often commutes to his second-home of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for all sorts of tomfoolery, including craft brewery visits, Pens, and Pirates games… and of course, nearly every Steelers home game (and some road games as well).

Flanked by his wife and young daughter, between family, work and everything else, Joe doesn’t know the definition “free time”. A web developer and social media manager by trade, he pounds away with his passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers whenever there’s an open moment; whether that’s recording a new podcast, writing a new article, or searching for an upgrade to his tailgating setup, he lives and breathes the “black and gold”.

In 2014, Joe founded Steel City Underground to satisfy his need to discuss Steelers. In 2016, he expanded the SCU platform to weekly podcasts.

Some of Joe’s hobbies (outside of Pittsburgh sports) include traveling and bingeing on movies and TV shows. Joe also has over 20 years of soccer officiating experience, working everything from youth to amateur levels, and also professional games. He still spends time every Fall working collegiate games in multiple conferences and divisions throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York.

Combining a unique blend of high-level sports experience with a writing degree, Joe helps maintain that Steel City Underground will always be a website full of opinions based on professionalism and integrity.

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Pittsburgh Steelers CB Steven Nelson and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

SCU Week in Review – March 17th

In case you missed it (or anything) the SCU week in review recaps all articles, videos, posts and more, shared via Steel City Underground's various platforms throughout the week.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Donte Moncrief

Donte Moncrief signing fills several holes for Steelers

Right around the turn of the clock early this morning the Pittsburgh Steelers landed another free agent acquisition. As many here at SCU were predicting, the team would fill offseason needs by bringing in veteran players as well as through the draft, as is their standard practice when there’s a ...

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers defense

SCU Week in Review – March 10th

In case you missed it (or anything) the SCU week in review recaps all articles, videos, posts and more, shared via Steel City Underground's various platforms throughout the week.

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers defense

What the Steelers must do differently in 2019

Pittsburgh Steelers fans are entitled. Each season they believe their team should be Super Bowl contenders, if not wind up World Champions after all is said and done. However, the 2018 NFL season had its share of disappointments for Steelers fans. After starting slow, the Steelers ripped off six-straight wins ...

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald

SCU Week in Review – March 3rd

In case you missed it (or anything) the SCU week in review recaps all articles, videos, posts and more, shared via Steel City Underground's various platforms throughout the week.

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Prioritizing offseason changes for the Steelers defense

Prioritizing offseason changes for the Steelers defense

Following up on last week’s podcast about offensive priorities for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joe and Brian pair up again on today’s show to discuss what the Steelers defense, and to a lesser extent special teams, may look like in 2019. Compared with the offense, there may be some give and ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB T.J. Watt

SCU Week in Review – February 24th

In case you missed it (or anything) the SCU week in review recaps all articles, videos, posts and more, shared via Steel City Underground's various platforms throughout the week.

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