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 Devlin Hodges

Steelers fans: enjoy the ride while it lasts!

The following is going to come of as a Public Service Announcement, but I felt it needed to be said. There’s a growing group of Steelers fans who still cannot be happy. No matter what, they feel entitled to Madden video game-like lopsided wins and can’t miss perfection on a ...

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Devlin Hodges

SCU Week in Review – December 8th

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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Former NFL tight end Ed Smith discusses the upcoming Steelers vs. Cardinals game

Former NFL tight end Ed Smith discusses the upcoming Steelers vs. Cardinals game

On the latest edition of the Steel City Underground Podcast, host Joe Kuzma is joined by a special guest: former pro football player, pro baseball player, and 1998 NFC Champion Ed Smith. You may recognize Ed as “well-traveled” throughout the NFL, XFL, and World League of American Football, as well ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Devlin Hodges

A list of every Steelers QB who has beaten the Browns since 1988

1988? An odd year to choose, eh? Well, not really. 1988 was the last year that the Cleveland Browns have swept the Pittsburgh Steelers in a season. Meaning, the Browns have not defeated the Steelers twice in one season since Chuck Noll roamed the sidelines. If you think that’s embarrassing, ...

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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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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Devlin Hodges

SCU Week in Review – December 1st

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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