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Why The Steelers Will Win Today. Or Not.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

If one looks at today’s Jets-Steelers AFC title game it would appear that, karmically speaking, this one will go to the Jets. They are this year’s Team of Destiny, the six-seed who went on the road and sent Peyton Manning and Tom Brady home early. They’ve recovered from a humiliating prime-time blowout to regain their…
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The Roethlisberger Conundrum

Friday, April 16th, 2010

When I was in G-Vegas for the Mastodon Weekend we were sitting at the bar (natch) and ESPN had brief segment about the NFL Draft. There was talk about where Jimmy Clausen would go, if perhaps the Redskins would reach for him at #4. I turned to BG and said, “This is why having your…
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Uh, I Like What You’ve Done With the Place

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

As I stepped off the elevator and onto the floor of Pittsburgh’s new Rivers Casino, this is the first thought that went through my head: “Man, this is pretty (deleted) weird”. Because the Rivers Casino is a…casino. Looks like a casino, sounds like a casino. Got the flashing lights and the slot machine toodle-oodling and…
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Took Me Out to the Ballgame

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Look, I have nothing against kids. Really. I don’t even mind when they act like…kids. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls, to bastardize the Kinks. That said, yesterday I went to an afternoon ballgame and spent nearly the entire time hunched in my seat with a sour look on my face. All…
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No Touchy

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

OK, I didn’t get to touch the Stanley Cup, or get my picture taken with it, or drink a Sam Adams out of it. But I got some pics and I wrote up a post at the UB blog that I’m gonna repost here, because I really don’t feel like writing another post about last…
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I Want the Cup!!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

OK, yinz in Pittsburgh had your chance to see the Stanley Cup in person–now it’s my turn. The NHL is holding a charity tournament here in the Amazon Room today (the NHL Awards ceremony is at the Palms tomorrow) and I have solid information that THE STANLEY CUP WILL BE HERE TODAY. And if the…
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Afterglow

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

I watched Game 7 up at the Rio spotsbook with Al and Jen and Tim, though I think they were all more interested in watching me melt down than the game itself. I sat on the edge of my seat and sipped water and tried my darnedest not to spontaneously combust. There were three people…
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Game 7

Friday, June 12th, 2009

So tonight is Game 7 and there’s nothing more to say about that. The Stanley Cup playoffs are the greatest sporting event in the world and tonight that all comes to an end. And thank God. I got nothing left in the tank. Well, maybe I can squeeze enough rage and bloodlust to get me…
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Au Revoir, but not Adieu

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Feel like I’ve been stuck in limbo for the last 15 days. Part of that was being sick and isolated from the world for two weeks. Two weeks of sitting on the couch wondering if I’d ever feel like myself again. I actually don’t feel 100% back yet, but after operating at 10% for a…
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Whet the Appetite

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The “Munch” column is one of my favorite columns in the Post-Gazette. It’s made up of semi-irreverent reviews of local restaurants, but not the sit-down, fine china, white tablecloth kind. No, the anonymous Munch goes to pubs and taverns and lunch counters and similarly-minded joints, of the sort where you often eat with your hands…
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