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:

Steelers vs. Chargers Keys to the Game

Steelers, Chargers Week 6 Keys to the Game

The 1-4 Steelers head west to take on the 2-3 Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night. Both teams are in dire need of a win and despite the Steelers poor start to the season, they are very much alive in a watered-down AFC North. Should they pick up a victory ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner

Is the rest of the Steelers 2019 season up to Randy Fichtner?

At 1-4, the Steelers find themselves in quite a hole. That hole, may not be insurmountable just yet but the  Black and Gold will need to start their uphill climb this coming week against the Los Angeles Chargers. With Mason Rudolph almost certainly out of the upcoming matchup, the charge ...

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First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Is Randy Fichtner the problem in Pittsburgh?

First Look with Steel Nation Radio: Is Randy Fichtner the problem in Pittsburgh?

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns with his weekly "First Look" segment. On the latest episode, Mike says we should stop blaming the referees for the Steelers losses. He also feels that JuJu Smith-Schuster shouldn't be the scapegoat... however, offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner should be! Hear his thoughts on ...

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Keys to the Game Week 4 - Steelers vs. Ravens

Steelers, Ravens Week 5 Keys to the Game

The Steelers face another big game this Sunday afternoon as they host their bitter rivals, the Baltimore Ravens. After a 2-0 start, the Ravens come into Heinz Field losers of their last two games and in desperate need of a victory. The black and gold, after finally putting up a ...

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First Look with Steel Nation Radio: The Baltimore Ravens are up next for the Pittsburgh Steelers

First Look with Steel Nation Radio: The Baltimore Ravens are up next for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns with his weekly "First Look" segment to discuss where the Steelers what's next for the Black and Gold. The Steelers gained their first victory of the 2019 season with a beat down of the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. Can they keep ...

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Steelers Bengals Keys to the Game

Steelers, Bengals Week 4 Keys to the Game

The 0-3 Cincinnati Bengals travel to Pittsburgh to take on the surprisingly 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. The loser of this contest is most assuredly out of any type of playoff talk but the winner is still alive, believe it or not. Crazier than that. If the Steelers ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Coaching decisions are killing the Steelers 2019 season

As the Steelers limp out of San Francisco with yet another defeat, falling to 0-3, they need to quickly lick their wounds and prepare for their fellow 0-3 AFC North rivals, the Bengals. The loser gets the title of cellar dweller, for at least one week, the winner, can perhaps ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers San Francisco 49ers Keys to the Game

Steelers, 49ers Week 3 Keys to the Game

The Steelers head out west, with an 0-2 record to take on the 2-0 49ers. The 49ers are a team on the rise while there is now some serious debate about who or what the Steelers are. With the season-ending injury to Ben Roethlisberger, the team must now turn to ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers CB Mike Hilton

Are the Steelers on the verge of a disaster season?

After an 0-2 start, the Steelers season is on the verge of being over before it ever really began. After a dud against the New England Patriots, followed by a disappointing home-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Steelers find themselves in a must-win position when they travel to San ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks Keys to the Game

Steelers, Seahawks Week 2 Keys to the Game

The Steelers come home battered, wounded and hopefully a bit embarrassed after the 33-3 pummeling they endured this past Sunday night at New England. In the aftermath of the massive season opening defeat, the Steelers will lick their wounds and face the 1-0 Seattle Seahawks. This game is a crucial ...

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First Look with Steel Nation Radio: A look back at the Patriots and ahead to the Seattle Seahawks

First Look with Steel Nation Radio: A look back at the Patriots and ahead to the Seattle Seahawks

Mike Pelaia of Steel Nation Radio returns with his weekly "First Look" segment to discuss where the Steelers went wrong in New England and to also look ahead to Sunday's home opener against the Seattle Seahawks. How will they bounce back this week and what will they need to do ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers offense

Steelers aren’t “Ready for Primetime”

It was the supposed to be the start of an epic season. One that would see the team move on from the mess that Antonio Brown brought to the team last year. One that would finally see the LeVeon Bell saga in the rear view mirror and one where the ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer is the Steelers “X” Factor

In the past few years, if I were describing a Steelers receiver and told you they were fast, agile, capable of making impactful plays over the middle and as a return specialist, you’d probably think I was describing Antonio Brown. And if I left the description at just those characteristics, ...

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