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Over Before it Begins?

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Was it really that long ago, February 16th, when Arsenal out-Barçaed Barcelona to defeat the best team in the world? Andrei Arshavin’s go-ahead goal seemed to signify great things ahead for my Gunners. An upcoming date with Birmingham in the Carling Cup final promised to land Arsenal it’s first trophy since 2005. Not an especially…
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Colors

Friday, April 15th, 2011

In an effort to get back to writing on my damned blog I’m trying to write about subjects I’m either passionate about or that I can at least fake passion for. Those of you who know me that I love my sports teams–to the world I present a calm and patient exterior, but put me…
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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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A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The other day I sat down and wrote out the reasons why I haven’t been posting here. The list grew to six items, which I’m not going to bother you with. Suffice to say I’m gonna try to do better, write more, eat more fiber, etc etc. Anyway, last weekend I went to Penn State…
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You Don’t Know Dick

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I was Twittering while watching last night’s episode of Mad Men and asked a question that was misinterpreted by a few. Understandable as media criticism is difficult at 140 characters a pop, but what I was wondering about was this–how did Dick Whitman become Don Draper? Not, as a few people quite reasonably thought, how…
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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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