Joe Kuzma | Founder/Executive Editor

Steel City Underground

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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.

Recent posts by Joe Kuzma:

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

SCU Week in Review – May 19th

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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Are the Steelers cornerbacks now among the league’s best?

Are the Steelers cornerbacks now among the league’s best?

Joe and Brian continue their position group analysis but shifting to the defensive side of the ball and ask this question: are the Steelers cornerbacks now among the league’s best? As preposterous as that may seem to those who have followed the secondary’s woes for the better part of this ...

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A pet peeves list of things the steelers will NOT be doing this offseason

A pet peeves list of things the Steelers will NOT be doing this offseason

Joe and Brian are back after a short break to detour away from position group grading for one moment in order to address all of the ludicrous comments floating around Steelers Nation! Among the topics discussed are trading/cutting certain players such as Bud Dupree and Artie Burns, whether any wide ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB Devin Bush

SCU Week in Review – May 12th

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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TheSteelers have a (good) quarterback problem

The Steelers have a (good) quarterback problem

Joe and Brian return to talk about one of the locked-in position groups on the Pittsburgh Steelers this season: the quarterbacks! We all know that Ben Roethlisberger just made bank and will be the starter, but what about a potential camp battle for Big Ben’s backup spot? And just what ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert watches the 2019 NFL Draft from the Steelers war room

SCU Week in Review – May 5th

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 K Chris Boswell

The careful balance of fair criticism and hot takes

With the aftermath of the NFL’s offseason fully behind us following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, I wanted to write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, and the reason for the formation of the Steel City Underground platform. That topic is today’s hot ...

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