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By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

Morning, lunatics …

>> The Wednesday column proposes the perfect location for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl in three years … and wonders why no one locally is pushing for it.

Interested in your thoughts/ideas related to this.

>> Here’s this week’s TribLIVE Radio show podcast from yesterday, sponsored by Sports Yapper. My thanks to Steven Adams, the Trib’s Mark Kaboly and the inimitable Suck Meter.

And here’s video of the opening segment on the Penguins facing fast wingers …

>> The Penguins not only found a way to beat the Islanders last night in Uniondale, not only killed off all seven penalties, not only extended their winning streak to four, but also … well, look for yourself.

Yeah, they’ve played two more games than most, and it’s early and all that.

But you’re not tossing it back, are you?

>> Paul Martin is playing wonderful hockey. Smart, quick, aggressive and very wound with the puck. I’m going to try to repeat praise of Martin as often as I might have criticized him last year, out of fairness.

>> Today is national signing day for scholastic football recruits, which I’m presuming means Tyler Boyd will have to commit to a school before he schedules his next five visits.

Follow our coverage all day on all of region’s colleges and high schools.

>> Not a great day for the competent faction of the National League Central: The Cardinals learned they’ll be without Chris Carpenter all year. And the Brewers learned that the Ryan Braun PED tale isn’t going away.

>> This might occur mostly off the radar now, but Lindsey Vonn’s ugly skiing accident yesterday in Austria will be a huge storyline come Sochi next winter.

My experience in covering Vonn in Vancouver strongly suggests she’ll be very sensitive to every step of her recovery — I’ll leave it there — and I wonder if U.S. Alpine officials weren’t overly optimistic in expressing that she’ll be back to action before the Olympics.

>> I’ll make a guest appearance on TribLIVE Radio today at 1:30 p.m. Listen here.

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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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