Big Lead Sports Bar

11/17/2009

TUESDAY HEADLINES



Troy Polamalu is officially "questionable". Dr. Tomlin explained at his Tuesday press conference that the All-World safety has a strained PCL in his left knee, which leaves his status up in the air for Sunday's game. Luckily, the Steelers are playing Kansas City, so at least there's no need to rush him back. [PG]

Dwayne Bowe has been suspended. Normally this wouldn't even register on my radar, but the Chiefs wide receiver will start a four-game suspension on Sunday against the Steelers for violating the NFL’s policy against performance-enhancing substances. Judging by his numbers, I'd say they didn't work. [Yahoo!]

Arnold Harrison stars in "The Fall Guy". A head had to roll due to the Steelers' persistent ineptitude on kickoff coverage, and it happened to be the backup linebacker who's been on and off the roster since 2005. He will be replaced by Donovan Woods, an undrafted second-year linebacker from Oklahoma State who played in five games last season and was cut in this year's camp. [WTAE]

Jamie Dixon is your 2009 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year. The Pitt coach led the USA team to gold at the 2009 FIBA U-19 World Championship in July in Auckland, New Zealand. It was the first gold the US has won in the event since 1991, which helped get Dixon the award previously given to hoops luminaries such as Mike Krzyzewski, Larry Brown and Jim Boeheim. [Trib]

All is Not Lost, Steeler Nation. Even after Sunday's loss, the Steelers still rank a lofty sixth in ESPN's Power Rankings. A BCS bowl is still not out of the question. [ESPN]

Dick Jauron is Unemployed
. The 3-6 Bills canned their head coach days after a 41-17 loss to previously-left-for-dead Tennessee. I guess that Alex Van Pelt-guided offense hasn't really panned out in Buffalo. [SI.com]

A Whole New Meaning for "Ben Roethlisberger Jersey". A $2.2 million cocaine ring was recently busted in Monroeville, and it was discovered that the dealer and his associates were using sports-based code words to discuss their activities. Seven grams of cocaine would be ordered by asking for a "Ben Roethlisberger jersey." How Pittsburgh of them. [PG]

Don't Mess With Bears Fans.
Steeler fan Zach Heddinger of Pittsburgh claims he was poisoned and left blind after drinking at Kitty O'Shea's bar in downtown Chicago on September 20. After some good-natured ribbing with Bears fans that got out of hand, Heddinger claimed that he was given a drink as a peace offering and a short while later was passed out and rushed to a nearby hospital, his heart stopping four times. Yikes. [Deadspin]

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4 comments:

Corey said...

this isn't the first time a steeler fan has been poisoned for being a steeler fan... f'd up world ya'll!

AJ said...

I ordered the "Limas Sweed jersey" bag of coke from that drug dealer. It comes wide open but they drop it on a pile of grass.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

That is definitely up for comment of the year

Jeremy said...

AJ, you could just substitute "Santonio Holmes jersey" for "Limas Sweed jersey" and get the same result (at least lately, anyhow).