Joe Kuzma | Founder/Executive Editor

Steel City Underground

Joe Kuzma
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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:

Ben Roethlisberger's crazy Rocky IV offseason training program

Quarantine forces Big Ben to alter rehab training

With COVID-19 sweeping the country, bars and restaurants aren’t the only things closing down as people “shelter in place” to break the virus’ curve. Gyms and workout facilities have also been closed down, not only in Pennsylvania but in nearby states as well, forcing pro football players who typically train ...

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With Ben out of the way, what are the Steelers next best options?

With Ben out of the way, what are the Steelers next best options?

On this special edition of the Steel City Underground podcast, Joe and Brian transport you to another dimension they call “The Quarterback Zone”! Celebrate April Fool’s Day as the duo make fun of the various situations in which the Steelers sign or draft Ben’s backup/successor! Gameday Tailgate Experience in Jacksonville ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II

SCU Week in Review – March 29th

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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How the 2016 Steelers draft class made a lasting impact

How the 2016 Steelers draft class made a lasting impact

This episode’s topic is going to sound absolutely bonkers, but bear with us: the Steelers 2016 draft class (which is now entirely gone) made some lasting impressions on the organization. It’s not the show you might expect, as Joe and Zach talk about how each of that year’s draft picks ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner

4 of the biggest Steelers plays that never were

Since we’re all stuck inside our houses without any new sports due to the coronavirus, the NFL started offering its Game Pass library for free for the next few months – and people have been asking about what older games to replay or sharing their favorite past plays. While it's ...

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Duel Opinions: Addressing hot takes and burning questions from Steelers Nation

Duel Opinions: Addressing hot takes and burning questions from Steelers Nation

Joe and Brian are back with a potpourri of a podcast, this time looking at several storylines which have surfaced from various sources throughout Steelers Nation. The duo get into their “Duel Opinions” on a variety of matters, including how Kevin Colbert created cap space this offseason, how the offense ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line

Is offense still a draft priority for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

Following the end of the regular season a lot of Steelers Nation presumed that one side of the ball would be the team’s priority in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft: the offense. Contrary to prior years, where Pittsburgh had heavily invested in their defense with top picks, that side of ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers LB Bud Dupree

SCU Week in Review – March 22nd

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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The Steelers start spending in free agency and other offseason updates

The Steelers start spending in free agency and other offseason updates

The Steelers free agency news jumps off the charts on this episode of the Steel City Underground podcast as Joe Kuzma and Brian E. Roach cover all of the late breaking news on Friday. Among the moves that Pittsburgh has made since the last program include another Watt, a potential ...

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