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.

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Ryan Switzer

SCU Week in Review – August 17th

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 QB Joshua Dobbs

5 Steelers to watch against the Kansas City Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers head into their second preseason game this Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was tough for me to pick only five Steelers to watch in this game, but here are my best bets on those athletes Steelers Nation should keep an eye on in this exhibition ...

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What can we expect to see when the Steelers face the Chiefs in Week 2 of the NFL preseason?

What can we expect to see when the Steelers face the Chiefs in Week 2 of the NFL preseason?

Joe and Brian are back to discuss the trials and tribulations of the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason. Among today’s topics include a tribute to the shocking passing of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake and how the team is moving forward on the never-ending train ride that is the NFL season. The ...

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Antwon Blake picks off Philip Rivers on Monday Night Football

Steelers Throwback Thursday: Blake hands Chargers, Rivers heartbreak

Steel City Underground presents "Steelers Throwback Thursday" featuring plays from recent seasons which you may have forgotten about! Now we're "bringing them back!" With the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers focusing on turnovers, it seemed appropriate to look back at a season in which the Steelers grabbed 15 interceptions and eight fumble ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington

Steelers winners and losers from Week 1 of the preseason

The first weekend of preseason football is behind us and with that, we found out who the winners and losers were of the Steelers exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With several (actually, most) of the starters on both sides of the ball watching from the sidelines, many players ...

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Mason Rudolph and James Washington

SCU Week in Review – August 11th

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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What can we expect to see in the Steelers first preseason game of 2019?

What can we expect to see in the Steelers first preseason game of 2019?

Real football is finally here! Sort of… Joe and Brian discuss what we can expect to see from the Pittsburgh Steelers first preseason game this upcoming Friday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While it is an actual football game, it’s still not the full serving of Steelers football one may ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Spencer

More standouts from the second weekend of Steelers training camp

The Steelers organization has done a tremendous job with fan service during training camp, bookending Friday Night Lights at Latrobe Memorial Stadium with the Heinz Field Family Fest: the "meat" in the middle of this sandwich is a short trip to Saint Vincent College, the usual home of the Steelers ...

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Other Steelers who stood out this weekend at training camp

Other Steelers who stood out this weekend at training camp

Steelers training camp coverage continues as Joe returns with Zach Metkler to discuss the extended weekend’s festivities during Friday Night Lights and the Heinz Field Family Fest. Which players shined brightest under the evening lights? The duo makes their picks and tries to differentiate from their previous standouts, including some ...

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SCU Week in Review – August 4th

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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