So now we know – again – who America’s most favorite NFL team is and who voted. Thanks, America, I guess that’s why they’re called “America’s Team”. That’s right, the Dallas Cowboys are this land’s most favorite professional football team.
And it shouldn’t shock you; it’s the fifth straight year the Blue Stars were voted into the top spot.
This being PSR’s annual NHL Preview, we’ll dedicate this space to hockey – sort of. Not to say the hockey and the New York Islanders are one and the same. Forget about the beat-down with the Penguins last season that was close to being celebrated by the Islanders this offseason. We’re way, way past that.
With the September issue of PSR featuring our annual Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL Preview, the timing could not be more perfect for this column. I just hope to be living in India by the time you read it. Actually, when I first read about professional football coming to India, I had to gather myself.
Then, after I read the details, I had to gather myself all over again.
The NFL lockout is over. To some, the agreement could not have come soon enough. To others, the saga was boring, particularly with the inevitability of an agreement and the REAL economy presenting a few more everyday challenges to most of us.
Tracking the blow-by-blow over the recent months between court challenges, negotiations, leaks and allegations proved to be much less interesting to Joe Lunch than whether the Pirates were for real
“Under the Lights” may not be the most original slogan for this September’s Notre Dame - Michigan football game, but don’t let that get in the way. The fashion stuff, however, may stop you in your tracks.
Sure enough, just when you thought it was only going to be a football game, the two schools went into the fashion business. What, you didn’t think they’d be playing dress-up, too?
Here are snippets from recent offerings of the Ellis Cannon Sports Business Report from Radio PA, available weekdays via its network of radio affiliates throughout Pennsylvania and at www.elliscannon.com:
“Sports Business” has evolved in recent years, but now I get my latest on the topic from US Magazine, TMZ, Rolling Stone, Gossip Cop and Popeater web sites. Actually, they’re the n
If there was a need to underscore just how much the sports world is looking for ‘the next great thing’, consider it done. At least until the next one comes along; and at least with respect to sports marketing.
Let’s back up to the NHL’s Winter Classic. We recently saw NBC sports bigwig Dick Ebersol—he's the one NHL.com points out has produced eight of the top 10 most-watched television events in U.S.
There’s nothing new about this time of year - we’re getting out the madness of winter as we march toward another form of madness. Then we turn our attention to April, pretty much talking and acting like summer is already here as we look to flee the ache that typically accompanies our winter.
We also hear about all kinds of numbers this time of year: Falling temps, raising temps.
The headline says it all, really – this isn’t real. “This” is another Steelers’ trip to a Super Bowl. The only thing more difficult to get one’s head around is the idea Pittsburgh has a chance to win its seventh championship in a temple built by Jerry Jones.
And that's something that undoubtedly delights Steelers Nation, if not the Steelers’ organization.
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Bob Prince was best known as the voice of the PIttsburgh Pirates for 28 years, but it was not the only job he had over his Hall of Fame career. “The Gunner” also called Steelers and Penguins games at different times during his career and was part of the NBC broadcast team for the 1965 All-Star Game.
The Steelers opened the preseason as the odd-on favorite in the AFC North, but injuries and suspensions could open the door for a still-talented Bengals team and Ravens squad looking to rebound from a disappointing 2015.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ head coach Mike Sullivan has obviously spoken several very kind words about his championship hockey team. Sullivan has complimented his team’s speed, chemistry, and teamwork. But perhaps more than anything else, Sullivan complimented their toughness.
College football is one week away, as Hawaii and Cal open the 2016 season in Sydney, Australia next Friday. The local teams don't kick things off until Labor Day weekend, but PSR has our preseason rankings together already.
Western Pennsylvania's football recruiting class of 2017 is a strong one, led by Clairton's Lamont Wade -- one of the top recruits in the country. The class also features a multitude of interior line talent.