By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist
Morning, lunatics …
>> The TribLIVE Radio show today — 1-2 p.m. — will feature a special guest still to be determined, but our media guest, the Trib’s Ralph Paulk on site at the Daytona 500, will call up to talk Danica Patrick stirringly taking the pole over the weekend.
Should be fun, if only to hear if I Ralph can carry me through all 10 minutes of a conversation about auto racing. Pressure’s on, man.
And yes, the local Twitter legend @suckmeter will offer, in his own inimitable manner, the Suck of the Week in Pittsburgh sports.
I want you to be involved, too. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or call 412-320-7925.
>> The winningest basketball team in the city took a tough, tough loss last night, with the Duquesne women falling late at No. 14 Dayton, 58-57. And not just because the Flyers lead the A-10 and the game was televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. It’s more that the Dukes were legitimately in command most of the game, only to unravel in the second half.
Yeah, absolutely, between this and losing to Saint Joseph’s, the other conference power, in overtime in back-to-back games, it means the Dukes are getting there. But I’m betting Suzie McConnell-Serio isn’t seeing it that way this morning.
>> Wow, could Pitt play any worse than that dud against Notre Dame?
Just look at this video of Jamie Dixon afterward, courtesy of Chris Peak’s Panther Lair.
>> Monday’s curling column brought more mail than usual from women, always a welcome development in the sportswriting, and this was my favorite:
No way. I was sweeping the snowfall on the sidewalk yesterday thinking … hmmm, I could do curling … until I got quarter of the way done — whipped. Not even 10 yards. First-down failure.
No wonder my granny could haul kids, calves, feed bags and stir two pots with the other hand at the same time. I’m a wimp. My sport: Dog walking! And reading!
Great piece. Go Pens!
Lisa Reilly of Oakmont
>> Hope to hear from you for the show. If not, the podcast will be up here shortly afterward.