Big Lead Sports Bar



The Pens do a good deed- Members of the team were on hand to sign autographs and play dress-up at Children's Hospital this week, and Bill Guerin even wore a tiara for the occasion. [WPXI]

Pitt falls in the Jimmy V: Ashton Gibbs scored 25 and Brad Wanamaker dropped 18, but that wasn't enough as the Panthers lost to Indiana 74-64 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Indiana got a halftime speech from fiery Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh, who happens to be the brother-in-law of Hoosier coach Tom Crean. Obviously, that was all the difference. [ESPN]

Adam the Penn State Fan defends Pitt
: Hell may have indeed frozen over. Someone's going to have to revive me. [Black Shoe Diaries]

A member of the Bonds family is arrested: Barry's son Nikolai, 19, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and other charges at the home of his mother, Sun Bonds, around 10 AM Saturday. Nikolai was taken into custody after allegedly throwing a door knob at his 45-year-old mother, smashing pictures and vases, and causing about $400 worth of damage. Barry and Sun were divorced in 1994. [KDKA]

A lofty team, indeed: Peter King named his NFL all-decade team, and it was sprinkled with Steelers past and present, including Hines Ward, Alan Faneca, Aaron Smith, Mike Vrabel, Sean Morey, and Dick LeBeau. Surprisingly, Troy Polamalu lost out to Brian Dawkins, but I suppose I'll just have to live with the fact that a Steeler got short-changed for a meaningless award. [SI]

Other Bests of the Decade
: SI also named "bests" of the decade in a variety of other categories, and the Steelers took honors for best Super Bowl (Super Bowl 43), best non-Super Bowl playoff game (Steelers-Colts '06/Immaculate Redemption), and best coordinator (Dick LeBeau). Sadly, Steely McBeam was not mentioned as Best Mascot. [SI]

Ranking the bowl games: ESPN's Mark Schlabach ranked the college football bowl games, and the Pitt-NC Car Care Bowl came in at an underwhelming 15th, with the major storyline being the fact that the two head coaches (The Wannstache and Butch Davis) were both Jimmy Johnson assistants. I'm sure that will help move a few thousand tickets. [ESPN]

Wienermobile grilled in PA: The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was pulled over in our fair state this weekend with a broken third tail light, but got off with a mere warning. If nothing else, this is newsworthy only because it's one of about three recent TMZ stories that didn't involve Tiger Woods. [TMZ]

Email: Twitter: Facebook: Facebook Group

No comments: