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Friday Wakeup Call: Dog’s still running away

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Morning, lunatics …

>> The Friday notes column opens with Beau Bennett, sprinkles in a really odd thing about LaMarr Woodley, as well as some Pitt, Duquesne and Pirates.

I’m really enjoying these, by the way. Chance to touch on some things that wouldn’t usually get a full column.

>> The weekly chat included a whole lot of smorgas and a little bord.

>> Always so, so nice to be here. Here’s a shot from the plane as we were coming in for a landing at James Armstrong Richardson International Airport …

Here, because you demanded it, is Tourism Winnipeg’s official video …

And here, because … well, because I can’t get enough of it, is my own unofficial Tourism Winnipeg video starring Hotel Lobby Guy and his vanishing water trick …

>> Because I’m covering tonight’s game at the MTS Centre, I’ll be using this blog to relay news from both the Penguins’ and Jets’ morning skates.

Family arriving later today, all visiting here for the first time. If my affinity for the place is new to anyone, I explained all in a blog entry from here last month.

>> Good look at Dan Bylsma’s tenure, by our Rob Rossi.

>> The mighty Villanova football program is ticking off Pitt and Florida State.

>> Congrats to Jim Ferry and the Dukes on their first Atlantic 10 W. If you’re going to go 10 games to finally beat a conference opponent, do it like that.

>> From the classic Simpsons episode …

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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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