Big Lead Sports Bar

7/18/2008

NEWS AND NOTES

--Here's a greater discussion of the 2008-09 Penguins schedule, which opens in Stockholm, Sweden against the Stockholm Ottawa Senators.
--The Pirates returned from the All-Star break and promptly dropped a 5-3 decision to the Colorado Rockies, who entered the game with the third-worst record in the majors. Paul Maholm gave up five runs in six innings and Adam LaRoche added two hits and two RBI. It was your typical, uneventful, leading-up-to-the-trade-deadline Pirate game.
--Greensburg's Rocco Mediate [legal name] is tied for the lead at the British Open with Graeme McDowell and Robert Allenby after one round of play. One shot back is Greg Norman (Greg Norman!), whose eventful summer included marrying Chris Evert and a $103 million divorce settlement from his ex-wife Laura Andrassy.
--The leaders of an investment team that soon could have a 75 percent stake in the upcoming downtown casino donated more than $200,000 to Governor Ed Rendell from 2000 to 2006.
--Juan Marichal is in town as the keynote speaker at a Negro League All-Star Gala.

--Don't forget, today is the semi-finals of ESPN 1250's Top Fan Contest at Mario's in the South Side from 3-7 PM. Show your support for Mondesi's House reader and contestant Marky Billson.

--A gay dating website has been using pictures of a bare-chested Brady Quinn in their ads without his knowledge. The hits just keep on coming for this guy, no?

1 comment:

TASJ7045 said...

Brady Quinn: where there's smoke there's fire

How disappointing was it when the Buccos were sitting pretty last night and then foled like a lawn chair?

Is this the sign Rocco has turned the corner after a bad back that has derailed his career? NO!! The course was a wreck for most of the field and he took advantage like Greg Norman.