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Welcome to The Sports Monitor.
Here you'll get my voice on sports.
My passion is anything Pittsburgh, but it extends beyond the city's three rivers.
If it's happening in the sports world, chances are I have an opinion on it and so do you.
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I don't think the Ravens had any problems facing the Steelers two weeks ago.

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