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.

Recent posts by Joe Kuzma:

Trey's Corner: Will the Steelers snap their losing streak against the New England Patriots?

Trey’s Corner: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots preview

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Trey Johnson returns for another edition of Trey’s Corner, as Trey joins Joe Kuzma to talk about Sunday's game between the Steelers and Patriots. Will the Steelers snap their losing streak against the New England Patriots? That's what's on everyone's minds as the hosts take us down ...

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Weekly WTF: Missed field goals, subpar quarterbacks, and unexpected outcomes highlight Week 14

Weekly WTF: Missed field goals, subpar quarterbacks, and unexpected outcomes highlight Week 14

Terry and Joe tear apart this week’s football follies and non-headlines in this week’s edition of the SCU WTF podcast. Among the storylines they rip on are field goal kickers missing kicks, more coaches getting fired, and of course, Terry’s favorite quarterback who everyone knows by the nickname of “Butt ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown

The Pittsburgh Steelers season is far from “over”

I’ve been reading some really irritating hot takes around the Internet since the Steelers loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Chief among those negative comments is that the Steelers season is “over”. Granted, it hasn’t looked good the last few games. In fact, the Steelers don’t look like a ...

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Searching for the Steelers scapegoat

Daily Steelers Grind: Searching for the Steelers scapegoat

Joe Kuzma joins Zach Metkler to answer the burning question of who is to blame for the Steelers recent lack of success? The duo has heard it all following the Steelers third-straight loss and is prepared to tackle this week’s Daily Steelers Grind topics including: Does the Steelers shortcomings stem ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell

How much more patience should the Steelers have with Chris Boswell?

On a recent episode of the Steel City Underground podcast, I had mentioned that the placekicker position may become as important as the quarterback position. Next, to being a team’s signal-caller, I’m of the opinion that no other individual position, even in a “team sport”, can have as big of ...

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The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line prepares for the snap against the Los Angeles Chargers at Heinz Field (Dec. 02, 2018 - Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

SCU Week in Review – December 9th

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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