It's funny and scary to think how much has changed in the world since the late 1990s, and sometimes the best snapshots of this are old, crusty websites that somehow continue to roam on like dinosaurs that time forgot. Believe it or not, you can still go to the old Three Rivers Stadium website . Yes, the stadium itself was demolished more than 14 years ago, back in February 2001 (when Ben Roethlisberger was finishing up his senior year at Findlay High School), but the website refuses to go away. So many funny things going on with this webpage. Where to begin ... OK, first, why is it up and living? Because someone, we assume, is paying for it to live. Yes, according to domain records, the site was created on June 27, 1998 and the domain name and hosting account were last renewed on May 21, 2013 for five more years. Who did it? Who knows? Maybe the guy who originally designed and hosted it was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, or they are really proud of their 1998-era HTML work. That brings us to the site itself. Minutes of mind-bending fun. What's more hilarious? The nav bar on the left has a few gems, including: “spe cial events” and “sports ex citement” Yes, the the stadium was used for an amazing array of exiciting events back then, including The Billy Graham Crusade; "Porkstock", a celebration of Porky Chedwick's 50th anniversary in radio; specialty auto shows; The Coors Light Three Rivers Rib and Music Festival; and — get this — the world premiere of Angels in the Outfield, which was viewed by 38,000 fans on the weekend of the 1994 Baseball All-Star Game. Getting chills right now thinking about that. A simpler time. What about at the bottom of the page? In case you're worried that your browser might not support this space-age technology, rest assured: "This site has been optimized for Netscape 3.0 or above and Internet Explorer 4.0 and above ." Phew . Oh, and if you're feeling sentimental and want to drive by the old site and show your kids where you used to watch Willie Stargell and Louis Lipps play, they very thoughtfully included directions. Pages and pages of directions. Back then — pre-GPS devices in every phone and car — we had to use our Netscape and our (dot matrix?) printer to print up directions (assuming you couldn't find, um, downtown Pittsburgh) and stick them on the passenger seat of the car. Might have had to change the ink cartridge on this one; they offer directions from, well, every direction. Sadly, when you visit the "contact us" page, this haunting note is ours to read: Sorry, but stadium mail is no longer being answered. But out there, someone is keeping this old-timer alive, someone with an active mail account. Identify yourself! (Seriously, if anyone out there knows who is running this thing, drop us a line.) At the bottom of said page, we're treated to a cheery "Thanks for a great 30 years!" and we can only assume that was meant to commemorate the stadium's 30 active years, not the planned 30 years of the site's life, which would hit in 2028. If you're a fan of these kinds of sites, there are hours of time-sucking fun here , not that we'd know or anything. And heck, if you're just a nostalgia person, bookmark 3riversstadium.com and come back as you please. It doesn't appear to be going anywhere. (h/t Reddit) - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm
New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower reportedly will be out six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right labrum. Hightower had surgery Feb. 10, according to the Boston Globe. - - Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano reportedly turned down a one-year contract extension and will finish the final year of his deal in 2015. Pagano signed a four-year contract in 2012, and the Colts have won 11 games and reached the playoffs in each of Pagano's three years.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract.
There are varying opinions regarding the best WR in this year's draft. All would be upgrades for Oakland, but Cooper represents the least risk.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers' football stadium will keep the name Heinz Field despite the company's planned merger with Kraft Foods Group.
Nick Mensio keeps track of every offseason transaction for all 32 teams.
The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. As part of its 'On the Fifty' celebration, the league will make the number 50 on the 50-yard line in gold for all games and teams will host Super Bowl reunions. In addition to the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is still silver, there are big, Tiffany-crafted numbers 5-0 that will go to the Super Bowl winner. ''There's going to be gold infused to everything this year,'' NFL Network analyst and former Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner said.
With free agency 2015 on life support and the majority of the top talents off the board, NFL teams’ needs have been reshuffled. Now the draft has come squarely into focus, with only a few major veteran options — hello, Adrian Peterson — likely to seismically alter the course from this point on. Here’s a look (without any projected trades, mind you) of how the first two rounds could go with about five weeks until the draft: 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Florida State QB Jameis Winston Lovie Smith is playing coy with his team’s draft board, and though a team source told Shutdown Corner no final decision has been made on the pick, it’s believed to be Winston. Maybe the Bucs get blown away with a trade offer, but that’s not likely to happen. Instead, they’ll roll the dice on greatness and find ways to protect Winston and shield him from the distractions of being in the NFL spotlight. 2. Tennessee Titans — USC DT-DE Leonard Williams Our gut feeling right now is that the Titans are not enamored with Marcus Mariota. Short of finding a long-term solution at QB, they’ll instead continue to upgrade a front seven that should be markedly better with Williams, Jurrell Casey, Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo and Co. on the attack. The Titans don’t have the most daunting opposing quarterbacks on their schedule this season and should hope to win close games with defense. 3. Jacksonville Jaguars — Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. Finding an edge rusher will be one of the primary goals for Gus Bradley, David Caldwell and crew after a fruitful free-agency period. They are seeking to add depth across the board, but they need someone to come rip off the front side and live in the backfield. Even if he plays only 40-50 snaps a game, Fowler and his hot motor will be a huge upgrade. 4. Oakland Raiders — West Virginia WR Kevin White The Raiders didn't land a front-line receiver in free agency and will need to find someone who can help Derek Carr grow. White has been the prospect who has ascended the most in the past calendar year and he fits the old-school Raiders mold of the height-weight-speed prospect who also plays angry. A perfect fit, just edging out the smoother, less explosive Amari Cooper. 5. Washington Redskins — Clemson OLB Vic Beasley New Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan surprised many when he took Aldon Smith with the seventh pick in the draft in 2011 and he could open eyes again by taking Beasley here over a few more hyped pass-rush prospects. Beasley might not have Smith’s length, but he has the rare burst to give the Redskins its first pair of 10-sack players (with Ryan Kerrigan coming off the other side) since 2009. 6. New York Jets — Georgia RB Todd Gurley Shocked? Don’t be. Oh, the Jets are not likely to take Gurley, coming off ACL surgery, this high in the draft. But the Jets brass — which are working out Mariota at week’s end up in Oregon — won’t take a quarterback high if they are not blown away. Instead, they’ll select the player who could be the quarterback’s best friend in time if Gurley's knee looks good at the Indianapolis medical re-test next month. Although I am not projecting trades, the Cleveland Browns could be a team interested in moving into this spot for Mariota, and Gurley still could be on the board when the Jets swing back around. There's also a rumble that the Miami Dolphins are high on Gurley.
Steelers GM Kevin Colbert joins Pro Football Talk's Paul Burmeister to discuss the team's decision to give Ben Roethlisberger a new contract. The pair also talks about Pittsburgh's history with the draft and why they have to make the most of the 22nd overall pick, and what re-signing James Harrison brings to the organization.
Kentucky reached the Sweet 16 and needs to win four more NCAA Tournament games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976.
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