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--Mike Rupp had the first hat trick of his 362-game career, and Sidney Crosby added two goals in a 5-2 Pens win over the Rangers on Monday night at MSG. That's five wins in the last six for the Boys of Winter, who get Colorado on Thursday, once again sans Matt Cooke. [ESPN]

--Ron Cook said it, and I agree: Mike Tomlin must fix the Steelers' locker room. [PG]

--Mark Madden had some excellent points on the controversial Ward comments. And as Mark pointed out during his Monday show, Hines is the same person who said earlier in November that Ryan Clark shouldn't play in Denver. [WXDX/Mark Madden; PFT]

--Here's a neat interview with Troy Polamalu covering his love of Bob Marley, his worst hotel stay, and driving from Pittsburgh to California in an RV. Sounds like the premise of a fantastic reality show to me. [Extra Mustard]

--Looks like Dennis Dixon enhanced his value during Sunday's Steeler game. As I said earlier, if nothing else, he's probably the Steelers #2 next season. [PFT]

--Cal U got 318 yards passing and 5 TDs from Josh Portis en route to a 57-35 win over West Liberty in the D-2 playoffs. Next up for the Vulcans is #2 NW Missouri State, with the date, time, and location TBA. It will be broadcast on either CBS College or an ESPN network. []

--The Pirates released catcher Robinzon Diaz and outrighted pitchers Jeff Karstens and Justin Thomas to Class AAA Indianapolis on Monday. This news is dedicated to all of you who complain about any mention of the Pirates. I know how much you enjoy links about insignificant cogs in a 99-loss wheel. [PG]

--Pirate pitcher/brainiac Ross Ohlendorf will be spending his offseason as an agriculture intern. Really interesting story - and for once, that's not me being sarcastic. [ESPN]

--The Buccos are looking at free agent pitcher Justin Duchscherer, a 32-year-old right hander who did not throw a pitch for the Athletics last season after surgery on his hip and elbow, then dealt with clinical depression. Duchscherer would probably go to the bullpen if he joins the Pirates. [PBC Blog]

--I'm a few days late on this, but the Penn Brewery is back in business and their restaurant will be re-opening as soon as the beer is ready, which is never fast enough in Pittsburgh. [Trib]

--One thing on my to-do list is a trip to the Roberto Clemente Museum, and this piece about the place is just fueling the fire. [Rum Bunter]

--A rap song and video about Uniontown called "I'm So UT"? Yes, please! This is 100 kinds of awesome. [YouTube]

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1 comment:

Brian said...

That PFT article on Dixon is ridiculous. Trading Dixon for a 1st or a 2nd? Dixon replacing Ben?

Do sportswriters even go to school?