Big Lead Sports Bar

3/31/2008

The News

--The Pens reached 100 points but suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of the New York Rangers on Monday night.

Former Little League World Series hero Chris Drury put the winner past MAF at 1:46 of OT.


--JoePa turned down a chance to meet with Bill Clinton during his recent State College visit. Why? JoePa's a Republican. Which is interesting, considering son Jay Paterno is a staunch supporter of Barack Obama.


--You absolutely have to read this article about the new breed of "rock star" superintendents. Unreal.
--Did you catch the Milwaukee Brewers lineup, with Jason Kendall batting ninth?
"We've done studies on this," manager Ned Yost said. "It's not just that we come up one day and say, 'You know, Jason Kendall's gonna hit ninth.'

--Slate.com recently had an article entitled, "How to root for one of the most mediocre sports teams ever", about, as you guessed, the Pirates. I actually got a mention in the article. Good to see that I'm so closely associated with mediocrity.
--How about some video of a fight in the stands at the Red Sox-Dodgers LA Coliseum exhibition game?
--Now you can Rent Dennis Rodman to Help You Dye Your Hair

--Here's a fresh article on the karate-chopping Greg Lloyd, who's had some legal troubles of his own in recent years.


--Just when you thought the Steelers’ offseason troubles were over, this happens…

"Davenport dumps out second seed Ivanovic

Thankfully, it was a story about tennis.

--Here's the real story about Wrestlemania: the pyrotechnic malfunction that left dozens in the stands injured. Says With Leather: "A suspended cable used for launching fireworks above the crowd snapped, showering the crowd of easily amused simpletons with sparks and rockets."

--Found this buried in last week's "News" folder, but here's a very interesting read about a now-former Michigan Wolverine blasting off on Rich Rodriguez.

--Ben Roethlisberger is set to return to Findlay, Ohio, on Saturday night, April 5th for his second annual fundraiser, "The Ben Roethlisberger Challenge".

--Is Idaho Football too sexy?

--Bugs and Cranks interviewed the author of a Roberto Clemente graphic novel.

--Buy Michael Jordan's old waterbed!


--Joe Theismann has a restaurant? Who knew? Well, probably a lot of people. But not I.
--Giant Eagle is claiming that they were overcharged for $200 million worth of chocolate between 2002-2007.

--From the "Let's Stop at the Headline" Department: 14 dead turtles found in feces-filled Uniontown house.


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5 comments:

Erin said...

I remember Joe Theismann's restaurant very well. It was my mother's favorite restaurant - no surprise, since Joe was her favorite player!

On the nights when Joe was 'in the house', he was the ultimate host - going from table to table, chatting, shaking hands, signing autographs!

Great food too!

Paul Rupp said...

Is it bad that I was actually a little honored by the fact that Slate referred to the Pirates as 'mediocre'?

I think we're STRIVING for mediocrity right now.

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

Yep, Joe Theismann's in Alexandria right by the Masonic Temple. I've only driven past it. I'm sure it sucks.

Kinda like a restaurant equivalent of the Buccos.

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

I've been to Theismann's restaurant in Alexandria, (one of my roomate's parents took us, i didn't have to pay).

As much as I hate Theismann, the food and service were actually pretty good. But if you are going to dinner in Alexandria there are at least 10 better places to go.

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

Gotta love Joe's sweater in that picture.