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A conversation with former Steelers QB Charlie Batch: Part 3- Memories from his Football Career

When Charlie Batch first came to the Steelers, he had to try hard to not to seem like too much of a fan. A decade after his return to Pittsburgh, Batch has countless fans of his own. In this final installment in our series, Charlie Batch reveals some of his favorite moments from his time with the Black and Gold. Football is like life- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority - Vince Lombardi Charlie Batch often considers counterfactuals, and if one looks at his career, there are many points where a different decision or event would...

A conversation with former Steelers QB Charlie Batch: Part 2 - His transition to post-NFL life

I recently spoke with former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch about his foundation, life post-NFL, and his football career. This is the second of three installments on the former Steelers QB. "Everything has to come to an end, sometime." - L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz "I knew this game would possibly be the last I'd ever start. That was tough. I had a sense at the end that that would be it," Charlie Batch was telling me about his victory over the Ravens on December 2, 2012. It was the last game he started, and would have been even if he had stayed with the Steelers for the...

A conversation with former Steelers QB Charlie Batch: Part 1- His purpose

Steelers fans know Charlie Batch as the steadfast presence on the sidelines, ready to fill in for Big Ben on a moment's notice. There is much more to the longtime Steelers back-up QB. The first part in my three-part series will explore Batch's purpose and mission in life. I don’t believe the world is a particularly beautiful place, but I do believe in redemption- Colum McCann "I guess it’s been 19 years," Charlie Batch trailed off and paused. Homestead, PA. February 18,1996. "She was shot in the side of the head, caught in a crossfire between rival gangs," he continued. The former...

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