Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Steelers OTA Fight, Penguins offer Student Flush!

As if the Steelers needed any more bad publicity, a fight broke out between rookie receiver Antonio Brown and second-year corner Keenan Lewis at OTA’s yesterday. Apparently these two brainiacs exchanged punches while wearing their helmets. Definitely not the smartest idea I’ve ever heard. This stuff really shouldn’t be blown out of proportion though, it’s a very common thing. This time in the summer, it’s hot, tempers flare, things happen. I would bet that more teams have fights during OTA’s and training camp than don’t. Regardless, it brings the Steelers back into the spotlight, if only momentarily.

Much was made about Ben Roethlisberger’s return to the Steelers, but as was expected, it was a quiet one. Neither Ben nor Coach Tomlin talked with the media afterwards, and it is proving difficult to gauge when Ben will let himself be open to questions.

In much more awesome news, the Penguins will be hosting the “Student flush”, which is a play off of the popular Student rush program. 250 lucky fans will be invited to come down to Consol Energy Center next Tuesday and join in the ceremonial first flush of all of the toilets in order to ensure that they are working properly.

Here is my guarantee. If I am one of the people lucky enough to be chosen to participate, I will make, ahem, very good use of my flush. I think you can “de-deuce” what I mean.

I want to use this picture in every blog entry.

In Pirates news, the Cubs continue to be the only team the Pirates can beat. The Buccos had a 3-2 comeback win yesterday, thanks in part to Neil Walker’s game-winning 2 run home run in the bottom of the 8th. The blast was Neil’s first career homer. Jeff Karstens pitched a very solid game, never letting it get out of hand after the Cubs went up 2-0 on a rocket off the bat of former Bucco Xavier Nady. Garrett Jones also homered for his second consecutive night.

The Pirates look to sweep the Cubbies tonight at 7:05.

Also at 7, Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Flyers and the Blackhawks. The series shifts to Philadelphia, after Chicago took both games at home. The Blackhawks look to get Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane back on track, as both have been held point-less thus far.

If you don’t watch sports tonight, this will happen to you.

PS- I will be in New Orleans until Monday. You may just have to suffice for a few days without updates. Go check out Pensblog, Penguin Poop, Mondesi's House and other great reads. I may update while I'm down there, especially if the Stanley Cup Final begins to tighten. I'll be sure to send a postcard.

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