Posted on: December 31, 2010 12:21 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2011 9:37 am

Pittsburgh Penguin Fans!

Here`s a poem for you Penguin fans for the big event tomorrow in the Burgh

The Night Before the Winter Classic!

`Twas the day of the classic in good ol` Pa.,
The Burgh was excited while waiting to play.
The skates were hung in the locker room there,
Waiting to be laced for this hockey affair.
The fans were all nestled in Heinz like their beds,
While the thought of Ovechkin danced in their heads.
With me in a beanie and friends all in coats,
Some crossed the river on ferries or boats.
When out on the ice there came such a team,
Everyone knew just what it would mean.
The ice did it shine in that Pittsburgh sun,
At the end of the day, will the Penguins have won?
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
A band named Hinder with some pre-game cheer.
With their coach on the bench, so wise and all knowing,
Some of us hoped that it soon would be snowing.
While onto the ice the players they came,
He cheered them on, and called them by name.
Go Sidney, now Geno, now Cooke, and Latang,
On comes Rupp, Brooks, and Dupuis with a bang.
To the goal and the crease, and into the wall,
Shoot that puck hard, and the Capitals will fall.
As tension it mounts, and the game grows near,
I think this qualifies to allow just one tear.
Nothing has ever been more entertaining, for the Penguins the glow,
Than being on TV and scoring a goal in the snow.
And then right there, in day not at night,
Our boys were ready for this fifteen round fight.
The opponent familiar, we`ve seen them before,
But somehow this one meant so much more.
They were dressed in all blue from their helmet to skate, 
Let`s start this game, We can no longer wait.
Their sticks were all taped, their chinstraps pulled tight,
Here`s hoping Engelland would win one more fight.
The crowd how it stirred, all ready for this,
All eyes upon it, not a second would there be missed.
65,000 their faces did glow,
The hockey Gods look down, they`re ready to go.
An epic bout, none bigger before,
Nothing would top it, except one cup more.
With Mario there, on his team looking down,
He`s done so much for this blue collar town.
For on day before, he joined former mates,
And played a game involving the greats.
The excitement was more than some cold contain,
But, nonetheless, this time it came.
So now we look down on those teams standing tall,
Playing this one outside the Consol
The city in sight, looking so grand,
The refs ready to go, the puck is in hand.
Well now here we are, the game`s finally here,
For our team we`ll stand, we`ll shout, and we`ll cheer.
The game being played in the Steeler`s yard, 
Happy Classic to all, our checking be hard! 

Posted on: June 4, 2010 1:39 pm

Winter Classic!

The city of Pittsburgh will be holding the winter classic this coming hockey season. While other cities were thinking about it, Pittsburgh jumped at the opportunity right at the beginning. In fact they plan to make it a three day event with all sorts of activities going on through out the city. This is one of the best idea`s that the NHL has come up with in a while.
Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals will be going against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on New Years Day 2011 in Heinz field. Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. What more of a better match up can you ask for between these two players and teams. Both are top teams in the eastern conference.
I`m sure this will be one of the hottest tickets going around that time of the year. After all, it could be a long time before this type of an event comes back to the Keystone state. If anyone is a big time hockey  fan or Penguin fan i`d suggest you make every effort to take your family. What would be better than to take your son to watch a hockey game outdoors with 65,000 to 70,000 Penguin fans in a snow storm! Well, maybe a snow storm. But it does sound like a great time!
Category: NHL
Posted on: March 8, 2010 7:55 pm

Becoming a Pro Athlete!

Every month through out the year there always seems to be a pro athlete that gets himself into some type of trouble with the law. Rape, murder, theft, drugs, who knows, but i wonder how this continues to happen to so many of these guys every year. Has anyone ever said to themselfs, " Boy i wish i was that guy." I`m sure somewhere along the way we all have.
Is it the money or fame that brings on these type of actions! Or are alot of these athletes this way from childhood. I for one would have a hard time having people follow me around, taking pictures, asking me to sign this, or sign that. I`m sure alot of athletes have a so called short fuse. It`s not one certain sport that has this problem, it`s just about all of them.
There are so many athletes in the world today. And a person that isan`t one wants to be one. Don`t get me wrong there are so many other athletes that give their hand in the community from which they live. I commend all on you that does that. They do so many good deeds, alot of times it gets over looked.
All sports have some type of fine or action in place. but this doesn`t seem to solve the problem over all. I`m sure it helps but these guys make so much money, what do they care if they get a $10,000 fine. That` like $20.00 to you or me. By the end of this week someone else will make the paper for whatever type of trouble they`ll get into.
Here you got Big Ben of the Steelers that`s in trouble again. Did he do it! Didn`t he do it! He`s the latest. Then there was Warren Sapp. He got into some type of trouble the night before the Super Bowl. The NFL network took him off of the show. The reporters can`t wait to get their hands on a story to wright. Any little thing gets so blown up it`s not even funny.
I`m not sure there is a true answer to all of this but anymore when i see a well known athlete is making the news for the wrong reason all i say to myself is "Boy i`m glad i`m not that guy!"
Category: General
The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or