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Monday Wakeup Call: Dumb, dumber and … winners?

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Morning, Lunatics …


>> The Monday column uses the word ‘stupid’ an awful lot, so it shouldn’t surprise that the topic is the Penguins’ decision-making process in Game 3.

Hardly anyone on the roster played a smart game, actually, but it can be stated with conviction that one who did was, of course, Ivy League scholar Craig Adams

That said, they did win. So there’s that.

>> If missed last night’s The Final Word on WPXI-TV, you not only missed the insights of our Josh Yohe and WPXI’s Bill Phillips, but also whatever was left of the guy who nearly hurled on the one-hour Long Island cab ride right before that.

Here’s video of our second full episode, split into four tidy segments.

>> The Pirates had a tough weekend against the Nats, but they aren’t the first and won’t be the last to say that. Mike Rizzo has done an exceptional job not only of building that franchise but also of augmenting and instilling needed energy. One of the more widely respected GMs in the game.

>> A thorough grading of the Steelers’ draft by our Alan Robinson.

>> Interesting move over the weekend for Pitt basketball in bringing back Barry Rohrssen, as our beat man Kevin Gorman explains.

>> The Riverhounds have yet to win a single match out of their first seven, included weekend ties out in Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that’s a far cry from the goals the team’s front office had set going into this inaugural season at Highmark Stadium. But a rather jarring 11 of their next 12 matches are at home, so maybe a comfort level will lead to additional confidence.

>> Congratulates to all who finished the Pittsburgh Marathon, especially those described in our coverage this morning by Karen Price.

>> I’ll visit with TribLIVE Radio this morning at 11:30. Ken Laird and Guy Junker host.

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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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