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At 39, Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison reveals the secret to his longevity and why he wants to continue playing.

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Other than teammate Ben Roethlisberger, there’s one quarterback Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison said he’d like on his club: “That damned Tom Brady.”

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USC athletic director Lynn Swann was a star football player with the Trojans, and when asked to name his most talented teammate — bam! — he had no trouble: Sam Cunningham.

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The Talk of Fame Network re-airs a November, 2014, interview with former Pittsburgh owner and Hall-of-Fame enshrine Dan Rooney in observance of Rooney’s passing this week at the age of 84.

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Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier doesn’t tap dance around the subject when it comes to how he wants to be remembered as a linerbacker. “I want to be like the Kevin Garnett of football,” he says.

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Trying to make sense of why guard Alan Faneca failed to make a move in last week’s Hall-of-Fame voting for the Class of 2017.

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Former Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward is a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, with the finalists announced Tuesday evening. Ward should be one of them, and not because he produced big numbers but because he was a complete player.

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Former Pittsburgh star Hines Ward was the best blocking wide receiver of his era … maybe of any era … and he got that way, he says, with the help of the best rivalry in the NFL — Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh.

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Hall-of-Fame semifinalist Alan Faneca recalls the biggest play of the Steelers’ 2005 Super Bowl season and, predictably, it was made by Ben Roethlisberger. But there’s a catch: It wasn’t one of Big Ben’s passes or scrambles.

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When is a game more than a game? When its Baltimore-Pittsburgh, where the AFC North could … and should … be determined on Christmas Day.

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Forty-six years after the Immaculate Reception, former Raiders linebacker Phil Villapiano not only insists the play was not legal but reveals his plan for one last tackle of Franco Harris.

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Former guard Alan Faneca is a Hall-of-Fame semifinalist, and if there is a certainty it is that he will get to Canton sooner rather than later.

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Jamaal Charles and Le’Veon Bell return to the field this Sunday in Pittsburgh as the Steelers try to bounce back from a resounding defeat a week ago in Philadelphia.

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When Tony Dungy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he called his presenter and former teammate, Donnie Shell, a “should-be Hall of Famer.” On this week’s Talk of Fame Network broadcast, Shell responds.

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Former linebacker Kevin Greene played for four NFL teams, but it was one team he believed defined him as a Hall-of-Fame player … the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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