I have a confession to make. I didn’t see the first half of last night’s Stadium Series matchup at Heinz Field.
By the time I arrived at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille to view the game on a big screen TV, the Penguins had already forged a 2-0 lead over the blood-rival Flyers. Replays revealed that Sidney Crosby and Nick Bonino did the honors.
Before I begin, let me be clear. There’s absolutely no official basis for what you’re about to read. I don’t have any inside sources. Or connections to the Penguins. Nothing other than my instincts and fertile imagination to draw from.
Here goes. I can’t help but feel there might be a Reverend in the Penguins’ f [...]
In the late 19th Century, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a popular novelette titled The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll, on the surface an upstanding citizen in every way, secretly concocts a potion meant to enhance his goodness. However, upon consuming the elixir, his inner demons are unleashed and he transf [...]
“I don’t even know how to assess it,” said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, when asked about his team’s incendiary 8-7 overtime triumph over Washington last night before an amped-up capacity crowd at PPG Paints Arena.
That’s okay, Mike. I’m not sure I can describe it, either. Except to say that in my 40-plus years of watching Penguins hockey, I’ [...]
It’s hard to decide who looked more morose.
Never one to hide his emotions, Mike Sullivan did a slow, sullen burn on the Penguins’ bench as he watched his team collapse in the late stages of an embarrassing 6-3 loss to Detroit last night.
“We didn’t play the right way again; we are trying to outscore teams instead of outplaying them,” said th [...]
On March 8, 1971, heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier met former champ Muhammad Ali in the first of an epic three-fight trilogy. Appropriately dubbed the “Fight of the Century,” the bout hung in the balance until Frazier floored Ali with a vicious left hook in the 15th round to earn a unanimous decision.
A different type of slugger-vs-bo [...]