Mike Pelaia, Steel City Underground

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Mike Pelaia
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Mike is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Business Management. He lives at home with his Love Jillian, their two children and their Doberman/Shepherd mix Kylee. When he’s not covering the Steelers; Mike enjoys traveling with Jillian, playing with their kids, cooking, watching comedy, swimming and doing anything he can with the sport of baseball. His favorite time of year is Fall, which he claims is because of the weather but anyone that knows him knows it’s Steelers season.

Mike’s passion for the Steelers began as a child and as the passion grew, so did his desire to get involved with the team in any way he could. Eventually that led to the formation of his website www.steelnationassociation.com. Steel Nation Association allows Mike to cover the Steelers while connecting Steelers fans together in an effort to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

If you’re interested in helping the cause, please visit the site to learn more. He also hosts the Steel Nation Radio podcast via his site and contributes to the New Pittsburgh Courier via his column Steel Sensations. Mike was the Pittsburgh Steelers reporter for Steel Nation Magazine and his work has been picked up on other outlets as well. He’s been a guest on Sirius XM radio and the TV show Pittsburgh Sportsline. He’s extremely excited to be working with Steel City Underground and bringing great stories and strong opinions to a broader Steelers Nation audience.

Recent posts by Mike Pelaia:

Offseason thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers

Offseason thoughts about the Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns after a long hiatus for his thoughts about Steelers football during this crazy quarantine. Mike talks about Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers backup quarterback situation, running backs on the depth chart and more. Also hear his thoughts about the defense and if he believes Pittsburgh ...

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Steel City Underground NFL Draft Mock Drafts

Mike Pelaia’s 2020 7-Round Steelers Mock Draft

The Steelers have needs, as every team does, yet they are in a fortunate position that most teams are not. They are coming off a season in which they went 8-8, touting a top-five defense in the league and are bringing back their franchise quarterback, having had to deal with ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line

The Steelers top needs in the 2020 NFL Draft

With the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the world and sports coming to screeching halt over the last few weeks, it’s easy to forget the NFL is about to host their annual rookie draft from April 23-25. The draft is typically an event that brings a lot of excitement with thousands ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers offense

The Steelers 2019 season could have been much, much worse

In years past, it’s often been rare for me to give Mike Tomlin credit. But, in 2019, that’s exactly what I need to do. Tomlin somehow managed to have a team that was supposed to feature Ben Roethlisberger, James Conner, and JuJu Smith-Schuster as the main offensive threats but ended ...

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Steelers vs. Jets Keys to the Game

Steelers, Jets Week 16 Keys to the Game

The Steelers visit the NY Jets this week in a game that they must win to stay in the playoff mix. It’s going to take 2 wins over the final two weeks or the Titans going 0-2 for the Steelers to hang on to the last playoff spot after the ...

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First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Bills wrap up and Steelers-Jets preview

First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Bills wrap up and Steelers-Jets preview

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns in this edition of "First Look" asking some questions about the Steelers loss to the Bills and their upcoming game this Sunday with the New York Jets. After the loss to the Bills on Sunday Night, what is going on in Pittsburgh? And ...

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Steelers vs. Bills Keys to the Game

Steelers, Bills Week 15 Keys to the Game

The surprisingly good Buffalo Bills come to town with a 9-4 record on Sunday Night to face the also surprisingly good Pittsburgh Steelers, who currently sit in the 6th seed with an 8-5 record. In order for the Steelers to stay in prime position, they need to win this game, ...

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First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Cardinals wrap up and Steelers-Bills preview

First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Cardinals wrap up and Steelers-Bills preview

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio is back! The Steelers moved to 8-5 and now host a huge Sunday Night Football matchup against the Buffalo Bills; one which will go a long way in determining playoff seeding. What will the Black and Gold need to do to get past the ...

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Steelers Bengals Keys to the Game

Steelers, Bengals Week 12 Keys to the Game

The Steelers find themselves in a not so envious position as they head to Cincinnati this week to take on the winless Bengals. At 5-5, the Black and Gold are in must-win mode and the Bengals are looking to play spoilers. All the talk this week has been centered around ...

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First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Browns wrap up and Steelers-Bengals preview

First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Browns wrap up and Steelers-Bengals preview

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns to share his thoughts on the Mason Rudolph and Myles Garrett incident, as well as look ahead to the upcoming Steelers road trip to face the Cincinnati Bengals. Questions or Comments? Call the Steel City Underground Fan Line and have your question played ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph

What’s next for the Steelers offense?

At 5-5, the Black and Gold find themselves in the midst of the playoff race but also in a jam. After the disaster that occurred in Cleveland, where the offense had no life, no spark and an apparent inability to stop the blitz, what can this team do to get ...

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First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Rams wrap up and Steelers-Browns preview

First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Rams wrap up and Steelers-Browns preview

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns on a short week to briefly put a bow on his thoughts about the Steelers win over the Rams last Sunday and how that Pittsburgh victory could translate to further success on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football. Questions ...

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