Cling to Hope
Young Pitchers Struggling: The Pirates pitching
staff is full of young arms with high potential - but they all have
stumbled coming out of the gate. Is this just a slump or a sign
of times ahead? By John E. Sacco
Fallen Idols: Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
The position of athletes as heroes or role models has taken a hit
over recent years. Thanks to scandals such as steroids, gambling
and brushes with the law becoming public knowledge, athletes are
becoming more human and less heroic. By Scott Robertson
Hard to Find
Is it OK to idolize an athlete? Some say yes,
others say no. Was Charles Barkley right when he so famously said,
“I am not a role model!”? By Tim Benz
Heros Or Villains
Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong and John Wooden have all been
revered as heroes by multiple generations of sports fans and Americans
in general. But . . . By Tony DeFazio
Up Close with
Rev. James Simms: The Rev. James Simms talks about
his group’s application for a gaming license and their $1 billion-plus
development plan. By Bob Grove
Line: The NFL draft is over. Not its time for the
players to prove they were worth the pick.
Chris Shelton’s hot start has Pirate fans reeling
and general manager Dave Littlefield scratching his head.
Sidney Crosby lived up to the hype. But can he be
as good as Mario?
PSR asked Bill Toth and Rob Cochran who their sports
hero was as a child.
The Girls of Summer.
Report by Tony DeFazio
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