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Wednesday Wakeup Call: It’s about the goals

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

Morning, one and all …

>> The Wednesday column suggests, in light of Ray Lewis and Alex Rodriguez reviving the discussion, a new way to punish steroids offenders. And it’s got nothing to do with punishing steroids offenders.

Really would like to hear your feedback on this idea, as well as any you might have.

Here’s Alan Robinson’s news report on Lewis from New Orleans.

Also amid Robinson’s files for the day is this gem of a notebook that includes the Ravens’ reaction to hearing that some of the Steelers are pulling for them. There’s other good stuff in there, too.

This answers the question that Talking Heads’ David Byrne once asked: “Notebooks? What good are notebooks if they don’t help me survive?”

>> Here’s the podcast of yesterday’s TribLIVE Radio show. And for those of who haven’t clambered up bridges after the Penguins’ ugly loss last night, you’ll find good stuff here from Todd Reirden, the assistant coach responsible for the defense. Some stuff about Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik I learned on the spot.

And here, as always, is video of the opening segment, which now almost sounds as if it portended the offensive dud that awaited vs. the Isles …

The show is every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., and here’s where to find the TribLIVE Radio app for the iPhone, iPad and Android. Just search “TribLIVE Radio” in the app store.

>> Don’t overthink this, guys. Any team with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal has no business scoring six goals in a four-game span. No excuses. Out of those three, only Neal has delivered. Out of the rest, very, very few.

Here’s full coverage from Consol by Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

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