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🏈 Former Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety and Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu presented Moon’s girls flag football team with the championship title. Moon defeated North Allegheny, 32-6, at Carnegie Mellon University. Polamalu is in town this week for his football-themed fundraiser that will take place on May 21 at Acrisure Stadium.

🏈 WPXI: In just a matter of days, the City of Pittsburgh could find out if they’ll be hosting the 2026 or 2027 NFL Draft. Channel 11′s Jenna Harner has been talking with city officials over the last month to find out what a draft here in Pittsburgh would look like, from where the stage goes to where the events are, and the preparations the city is making already, even before it’s official.

“The visibility of downtown has to be very quite apparent,” said Jerad Bacher, the CEO of VisitPittsburgh.

“So the front of the stage where the viewers would be looking into at the front of the stage would be facing downtown. You could see the stage being located just on this side of Acrisure Stadium facing the downtown area.”

But it’s more than just the massive stage the prospects, potentially including the next future Steeler will walk out on. Downtown, Point State Park, the Central Business District, and the Strip District will all host extra events over the course of the weekend. The inclines, Station Square, and the rivers will also be used.

“The opportunities for us to invest in the existing infrastructure is strong, but we don’t need a large infrastructure investment beyond what’s already here,” said Bacher.

🏈 The Denver Broncos are 20-3 in home openers over the past 23 seasons. The high altitude in an early-season game for visiting opponents probably attributes to Denver’s success. The Steelers will be the Broncos’ home opener on Sept. 15 this season.

🏈 Sunday marked the 91st anniversary of the NFL approving Art Rooney’s bid of $2,500 to create a professional football team in the city of Pittsburgh.

🏈 Steelers’ second-round pick Roman Wilson was featured at this weekend’s NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles.

🏈 ESPN: Jim Otto, whose iconic No. 00 jersey anchored the middle of the Raiders’ offensive line for 15 seasons, has died at the age of 86.

🎥 Steel City Star posted a clip of Sam Nover interviewing with Craig Wolfley in 1988, post-game in San Diego after a win.


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