The Reds are Fun. The Pirates Just Make Me Sad(der)

This weekend, I had family come visit me in Cincinnati. Along with taking them to all the spots of note in the city, we went to Saturday’s Reds game against the team I grew up with, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 11-3 win for Cincinnati was no surprise to me. In fact, the t-shirt IContinue reading “The Reds are Fun. The Pirates Just Make Me Sad(der)”

Who in Pittsburgh had a Worse Week? Tristan Jarry or Will Craig?

The week of May 23 was not a good one for Pittsburgh sports, and there are two athletes in town who carried the baton for this race to the bottom between the Penguins and Pirates. Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry got it started Monday when he helped assist on the Islanders game-winning goal in double overtimeContinue reading “Who in Pittsburgh had a Worse Week? Tristan Jarry or Will Craig?”

Cincinnati: One Year Later

You always grow familiar with a certain place after you have lived there for some time. For over two years, the rural Oklahoma town of Woodward, a place I never thought I would venture to before the summer of 2016, was my home for work, where I learned to appreciate the small town life afterContinue reading “Cincinnati: One Year Later”

There’s One Reason to Smile as a Steelers Fan This Week

It has not been a good week for the Pittsburgh Steelers and its fans. The team saw its franchise quarterback leave last Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks with an elbow injury, requiring surgery that would keep him out the rest of the season and putting the team’s hopes of climbing out of a 0-2Continue reading “There’s One Reason to Smile as a Steelers Fan This Week”

Puns and All, This Story Was So Pittsburgh (And So Dumb)

I’m from Pittsburgh. I went to Kennywood Park as a kid (and also as an intern at a radio station) and I enjoy watching Rick Sebak’s “Kennywood Memories” and all the recent specials that have come out from the extra footage in that special from the late 1980s. But this story is just…dumb. To understandContinue reading “Puns and All, This Story Was So Pittsburgh (And So Dumb)”

Being a Pessimistic Pirates Fan in a Pessimistic Sports Town

Being from Pittsburgh, I really have no excuse to complain about my sports teams. The Penguins have won three Stanley Cup since 2009 and five in my lifetime. I’ve seen the Steelers win two Super Bowl and go to four. But if I have one gripe with pro sports in the Steel City, it wouldContinue reading “Being a Pessimistic Pirates Fan in a Pessimistic Sports Town”