Big Lead Sports Bar

9/18/2008

NEWS AND NOTES

--Here's a list of local high school football stars from Western PA. If anyone ever tells you this isn't the first city of football, point them to this link. [KDKA]

--Speaking of Western PA high school football dominance, the Gateway Gators are ranked #6 in the country. [Rivals]
--Viggo Mortensen recently shot 'The Road' in Pittsburgh - and said this about the city in winter: "It's tangible, the misery and hopelessness and the bleakness. It gives you much more to work with if you're filming in that world instead of a green screen." [Dave Dameshek ESPN Podcast]
--The Pirates score 15 in a rare rout of the Dodgers. I love consistency. [PG]
--Fred Taylor's kid is 5'11", 205, and the starting RB for his high school varsity team. He's also in 8th grade. [Rivals]
--Today's Bill Cowher pipe dream...and this is a good one...Cowher and Michael Vick in Kansas City. [Arrowhead Addict]
--Tale of the tape: Yankee Stadium vs. TRL [SI Extra Mustard]

--Willie Colon talks tough about the Eagles' D-line. I like where this is headed. [PG]
--Could the current economic crisis trickle down to the NCAA tournament? [Awful Announcing]
--East Allegheny's Monte Ashby thinks he could run for 500 yards against Brownsville this weekend. "For real." [Varsity Blog]
--Pitt basketball got a verbal from J.J. Richardson, a 6-foot-7, 235-pound combo forward from Hightower High School outside Houston. [Trib]
--Here's 10 things overheard during Yankee Stadium's final week. [FanNation]
--Forgot to mention this sad video of Jake "The Snake" Roberts' meltdown the other day. [TMZ]
--Empty Netters takes you to Penguins camp. [Empty Netters]
--Wristbands: not just for the wrist anymore. [NY Times]
--ESPN's Power Rankings for Week 3 are out. You can't complain about the Steelers' slot too much. [ESPN]
--The RCS Power Rankings Averages are also out, and once again, you'll enjoy where we're at. [Real Clear Sports]
--Who has the best pizza in Pittsburgh? [PG]

--The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA lost a chess match to the NY Times' chess columnist. [NY Times]

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2 comments:

Nascent said...

Too bad EA athletes weren't this much fun when I went to school there.

Consider it a lost opportunity, Steve Nash!

Matt H said...

I find it impossible to rank high school football teams. Those USA Today high school rankings are junk.