Big Lead Sports Bar

11/19/2008

NEWS AND NOTES



--The Pens continued their love affair with extra hockey, dropping a 2-1 shootout to Minnesota in their 9th overtime game of the young season.

When the Wild play, you can count on a boring game, and in that respect, they didn't disappoint (which means they actually disappointed). I guess you could call this rare Jordan Staal fight the highlight of the evening:


There's not much else to say, other than the fact that the Pens had their six-game winning streak snapped, and Evgeni Malkin had his point streak snapped. It was a snoozefest. Next up: a Thursday meeting with Atlanta, a team that features Ilya Kovalchuk, Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, and our old friend, Johan Hedberg.

--Bob Smizik discusses his favorite topic: Mark Madden. [PG]

--In the Belated News Department: Cincinnati hired Cam Bonifay! That's clearly a move in the right direction. [CincinnatiReds.com]

--As you've probably heard, The Burgh Blog has come to abrupt end. [PG]

--Big Ben thinks half the league didn't know about ties...including Hines Ward, who didn't realize the rule until personally experiencing The Tie in 2002. [Pro Football Talk]

--Darren Elliot gives love to Jordan Staal. Obviously, Staal is back on everyone's good side again. [SI]

--If Albert Pujols is a man of his word, he'll give back the 2008 NL MVP Award. [HR Derby]

--Baseball card collectors, get ready for the celebrity hair cards! [Wall St. Journal]

--Ohio's Massillon High School practices in an indoor facility...and the Bengals don't. In the words of Bengal owner Mike Brown:

"Massillon High School is ahead of us," Bengals owner Mike Brown, the oldest son of Paul Brown, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer when asked about the indoor facility. "We don't have one."

--Who are baseball's most controversial MVP winners? [Real Clear Sports]

--Joe the Plumber is cashing in on his 15 minutes of fame. He's got about four or five left. [Review Journal]

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4 comments:

AngryAttorney said...

As much as I hate to agree with Smizik, he is right...the new Madden/WXDX format sucks. I don't listen b/c I'm just as likely to hear a commercial or music than Madden....and how can he get into a rhythm when he has to play a song every 4 minutes?

Epic fail...which is a bummer because there is not much left on AM...christ, I find myself listening to NY sports on 660.

Thejim said...

I can just imagine Smizik sitting around with a clown stopwatch, clocking the time Madden is on the air.

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

Burgh blog was funny, but if isn't something you can attach your real name to, then odds are she was making a lot of stuff up.

Matt H said...

The Madden format does suck. I'm sure he hates it as well.