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On this show, ‘The Final Word’ belongs to you

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The joint venture between WPXI and Trib Total Media into sports TV continues Sunday night at 11:35 p.m. with the latest episode of The Final Word.

The discussion will be built on a rotation of WPXI and Trib personalities, but also will be heavy on contributions from you. Each week, we take comments from viewers through videos you submit on The Final Word’s Facebook page, as well as comments to The Final World’s Twitter account. Our topics this week are the Penguins-Islanders climactic weekend, obviously, but we’ll also have Steelers and Pirates in store.

We have WPXI’s live online stream for Pittsburgh’s many out-of-town sports fans, as well as video podcasts available on both outlets’ Web sites.

WPXI contributors will be Alby Oxenreiter and Bill Phillips. The Trib will be represented, too, but we have to see how the weekend plays out before that’s settled. If there is no Game 7, I’ll be on, as well as Rob Rossi.

Here’s last week’s episode from last week.

Really hope to have you not only watching but also joining in!

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 more, including 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 top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


  1. Great first 2 episodes. Must be doing something right because I see Brand X conveniently is changing their program and adding “tweet the show” also started the pull out their big guns, must be a little concerned for their product.

    DK: Just glad you’re watching, Justin. Thank you. Spread the word!

  2. I hear the new show has a new intro.

  3. My wife told me I need to get a Personality.

    So I guess I’ll try to stay up and watch.

  4. Sounds like Tony Sanchez may be on his way to New York, New York.

    Start spreading the news.

  5. Good for Sanchez. Hope he gets an AB or two.

  6. So what happened. Did neck-lock Grilli finally put Martin on the DL?

    I believe people will like Sanchez. His defense is his strong point right now. He has a good arm and works well with the pitchers. If he can hit ML pitching at all and regain some power, he’ll make a good #2, maybe a starter some day.

  7. You guys made me watch it, so here …

  8. ‘The Mets scored two in the ninth off former Yankee Jose Contreras, including the blast by Valdespin. He crushed a 2-1 pitch into the Pepsi Porch for his third homer, brazenly flipping the bat and admiring his handiwork before sauntering around the bases at a glacial pace.’ – NY Post

    Last night I thought ‘that dude is sure taking his sweet time getting around the bases’.
    I wonder if the Buccos noticed.

    • 1. Sure they noticed.
      2. No chance they’ll do anything about it.

      • Terry Collins noticed it too.

        Depending on the score of the game, which Pirate pitcher is in, and if that kid is playing….Valdespin might get one in the ribs

        • Thunder my friend, I’m willing to wager you the adult beverage of your choice that never happens. They still haven’t taken care of that Reds thing.

          • Milo,
            You’re probably correct. But I also think it depends on who the Pirate pitcher is at the time. And to be clear, I’m not much into the whole ‘seeking retaliation’ thing.

            Now, I have to go get some aspirin. I watched 2 segments of The Final Word and those rapid flying tweets on the left side of the screen gave me a headache.

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