Joe Kuzma
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Joe Kuzma Founder/Executive Editor

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 contributions by Joe Kuzma:

Ben Roethlisberger Begins Throwing
SCU Week in Review – February 28th
  • Week in Review
  • by Joe Kuzma
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Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron
Plays of the Year: JuJu Smith-Schuster makes clutch TD catch on fourth down
  • Insights
  • by Joe Kuzma and Christina "Tina" Rivers
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For the 2021 Steelers, there is no better alternative than Ben Roethlisberger
For the 2021 Steelers, there is no better alternative than Ben Roethlisberger
  • Daily Steelers Grind
  • by Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach
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Why it’s not a good idea for the Steelers to take a running back early in the NFL Draft
  • Daily Steelers Grind
  • by Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach
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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisbergerq
SCU Week in Review – February 21st
  • Week in Review
  • by Joe Kuzma
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Plays of the Year: Derrick Henry runs into a brick wall named Robert Spillane
  • Insights
  • by Ben Beberman and Joe Kuzma
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Speculation and stupid storylines from Steelers Nation
Speculation and stupid storylines from Steelers Nation
  • Daily Steelers Grind
  • by Joe Kuzma and Noah Freeman
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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisbergerq
Is the Steelers Super Bowl window closing?
  • Insights
  • by Joe Kuzma
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Pittsburgh Steelers LB T.J. Watt
SCU Week in Review – February 14th
  • Week in Review
  • by Joe Kuzma
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Pittsburgh Steelers LB Bud Dupree
Plays of the Year: Bud Dupree strips Lamar Jackson in the red zone
  • Insights
  • by Joe Kuzma and Christina "Tina" Rivers
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"Would you rather?" Steelers early 2020 offseason edition
“Would you rather?” Steelers early 2020 offseason edition
  • Daily Steelers Grind
  • by Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach
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Super Bowl, Hall of Fame, and postseason award reactions
Super Bowl, Hall of Fame, and postseason award reactions
  • Daily Steelers Grind
  • by Joe Kuzma and Noah Freeman
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SCU’s favorite Super Bowl LV TV commercials
  • Just For Fun
  • by Joe Kuzma
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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool
SCU Week in Review – February 7th
  • Week in Review
  • by Joe Kuzma
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