Welcome to Pittsburgh: A city where every sports team lives on the playoff bubble

In the spring of 2009, I sat down to watch an NCAA regional final matchup between Pitt and Villanova. The Panthers entered the 2008/2009 NCAA Tournament as a number-one seed and made it to the Elite Eight for the first time since it was actually called that. I was stoked. There was no doubt in… read more

Jaromir Jagr is an all-time NHL great and still only the Penguins third-best player

The Penguins retired jersey No. 68 in honor of their legendary former forward, Jaromir Jagr, on Sunday, February 18, at PPG Paints Arena. It was an excellent evening in Pittsburgh, as several of Jagr’s old teammates were in attendance to pay tribute to him for what he accomplished during his 11-year career as a Penguin–including… read more

Unwritten rules in sports give athletes an excuse to commit assault during games

It was July 25, 1989. The Pirates were leading the Dodgers, 6-2, in the bottom of the seventh inning at old Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Pirates outfielder R.J. Reynolds reached first, before immediately stealing second and third base. Los Angeles pitcher Tim Crews then threw up and in to batter Gary Redus, striking him… read more

The Penguins are just good enough to not be bad

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the Florida Panthers, 3-2, in a shootout at PPG Paints Arena on Friday night. The loss dropped Pittsburgh to 21-17-7 and six points out of the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. If that all sounds familiar to you, it’s because it was the Penguins’ plight last year, when… read more

Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron retires

There are certainties in life. Death. Taxes. And Patrice Bergeron being a dominant force for the Boston Bruins hockey club. While the death and taxes aspect of this equation remain, after 20 seasons in the NHL Bergeron has decided to call it a career. A statement from Patrice Bergeron. 📰: https://t.co/UWDGPWtDX9 pic.twitter.com/XNrczEVnJO — Boston Bruins… read more

What makes a Hall of Famer?

As it pertains to any professional sports Hall of Fame, debates are never-ending when it comes to who is in, and who should be in. It doesn’t matter the sport, there will always be snubs, and those who might have snuck through the cracks. Either way, it comes down to subjective criteria as to who… read more


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