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It's late-July. The All-Star Game has come and gone. Hockey season is over. The Steelers have yet to report to training camp and the local college campuses are empty.

When I drive through my neighborhood, I can cruise right through the streets, pull right into the drive way and on into the garage.

07/09/2013 - 18:01
Tony DeFazio
Is this the year it’s going to be different for the Pirates? Fans aren’t counting on it, having adopting a hard-earned “won’t get fooled again” attitude. The team, to their credit, is admitting they need to prove their legitimacy.

But this year might be different. There are some indicators—some actual, honest to goodness, baseball-related signs—that the Pirates might be for real.

05/27/2013 - 19:43
Tony DeFazio
Following the Steelers’ draft haul last month, there was considerable talk about how the team deviated from their tried and true ways, stepping boldly into the new era of the NFL by embracing change and living—and drafting—for the now.

Indeed, whether they admit it or not, the Steelers drafted for need last month, checking off glaring need after glaring need as the rounds marched on.

05/02/2013 - 22:13
Tony DeFazio
An old Boss does a pretty nice job of summing up my thoughts on the contract extension Pitt gave head basketball coach Jamie Dixon on Saturday.

You ain't a beauty, but hey you're alright. And that's alright with me. Jamie Dixon's biggest "failure" as Pitt's head coach has been his inability to turn the Panthers into a truly elite program.

03/24/2013 - 13:27
Tony DeFazio
Only a few short weeks ago, there was a lot of hype about Steven Adams, Pitt's seven-foot freshman center. Now, after a percieved slow start to his career, there are a lot of questions.

Nationally, Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports even listed Adams as one of the most disappointing freshmen in the c

12/16/2012 - 12:37
Tony DeFazio
On the morning of Oct. 13, the West Virginia football team was 5-0, ranked fifth in the nation and operating on overdrive after a thrilling 48-45 win in Austin.

The Mountaineers were not only headed toward a possible national title, they were doing so at breakneck speed with the leading Heisman Trophy candidate in quarterback

12/03/2012 - 11:54
Tony DeFazio
Fans are mad at Alex Rodriguez. And now some condescending members of the media are mad at those fans. The mega-talented, admitted-performance-enhancing, multi-million dollar superstar was awful for the New York Yankees this postseason.

Rodriguez went 0-18 against right-handers, was pinch-hit for in crucial situations, moved down in the batting order and eventually benched as the Yankees were swept out of the playoffs by the Detro

11/01/2012 - 16:17
Tony DeFazio
The Pirates’ collapse in the second-half—their second in as many years—was absolutely brutal any way you slice it. There is plenty of blame to go around.

From the holes at the 7- and 8- spots in the order to miserable second-halves from Jason Grilli and Jared Hughes; from qu

09/30/2012 - 13:03
Tony DeFazio
It’s interesting that NOW there is outrage in State College about actions that are “unfair to the kids.” The harsh NCAA sanctions against the Penn State football program are indeed unfair to the student-athletes.

They had absolutely nothing to do with Jerry Sandusky’s crimes or the massive, 14-year-long cover-up perpetrated by those in charge of the university. The sanctions are extremely unfair.<

07/24/2012 - 09:42
Tony DeFazio
Jerry Sandusky will never see the light of day as a free man. That’s the first good news out of central Pennsylvania in a long time. That news is a credit to the 12 men and women of Bellefonte, PA, who acted as good American citizens by serving on the jury that convicted him.

It’s a credit to the eight brave young men who revisited the nightmares of their youth, by testifying in a packed courtroom and telling their stories to all of America in the process.

06/23/2012 - 10:48
Tony DeFazio
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