Big Lead Sports Bar

12/01/2008

NEWS AND NOTES

--Beloved former Pittsburgh broadcaster Trenni Kusnierek is on the move again, this time to the MLB Network, based in Secaucus, NJ. But I'm sure all of her devotees knew that already. [JS Online]



--And the truly important Trenni link: pics from her going-away party. [The Bucky Channel]

--From Zack in Denver: "A little something to remember if Ryan Clark gets fined for the hit on Welker. In an article about how the Steelers one of the top teams in the AFC, NFL.com is using a picture of the play as an example of how good the Steelers are on defense." [NFL.com]

--It's only December, but it's never too early to look at the always-lengthy list of upcoming Pirate promotional nights. [Raise the Jolly Roger]

--All this talk about Pitt in the Sun Bowl uncovered this revelation, made by Joe in Pittsburgh: Tyrone Carter is on the Sun Bowl All-Time Team. [Sunbowl.org]

--Another Pittsburgh-centric movie to keep on your radar: My Tale of Two Cities. We're becoming a regular mini-Hollywood. [Mytaleoftwocities.com]

--What next for Pittsburgh? A video game! From Eric: "There was a game released a few weeks ago called Fallout 3 that took place in a nuclear wasteland version of Washington DC. You could walk around and explore a pretty accurate model of the area, so people from around there said. In Feburary, they are making an expansion for the game, this time set in Pittsburgh." [IGN.com]

--Nittany Lion fans, your cologne has finally arrived! Does it smell like JoePa? [Deadspin]


--Pirate Indian-pitcher links:
DJ Gallo looks into the possibility of the Pirates signing a prospect with 14 arms [SportsPickle]

Taking the other side of the argument, some applause to the Bucco brass for taking a chance. [Pittsburgh's Black and Gold]

--Matt Mosley says the Giants are better off without Plaxico Burress. And who can argue? They're 11-1. And that's without Jeremy Shockey, Osi Umenyiora, and Michael Strahan, to boot. [ESPN Blog Network/NFC East]

--The Notre Dame football program is just not special anymore. And Gene Wojciechowski tells us why, in case you've been living under a rock the past two years. [ESPN]

--We should all apply for jobs at the Peer Bearing Co. in Chicago. Why? They gave away $6.6 million in year-end bonuses to their 230 employees. [Yahoo! News]

--This year, it will cost you over $86,000 to buy the '12 Days of Christmas' items. 10 lords-a-leaping don't come cheap. [PG]

--Monday's real "big news": the Howard Stern Show's High-Pitch Mike comes out of the closet. Looks like Artie was right all along. [Howardstern.com]

--Interesting article on Pittsburgh found in the USA Today on the occasion of the city's 250th anniversary. A good read. [USA Today]

--Here's an early glimpse at Taylor Kitsch's portrayal of Gambit in the upcoming Wolverine. [FilmDrunk]



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1 comment:

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

Within the video game Fallout 3, can anyone confirm the existence of a digital version of FedExField filled with Steeler fans?