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Morning Java: A column just for kicks

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The ridiculous Monday column fulfills a challenge made a year ago as to whether or not I could score on a Riverhounds goalkeeper on a penalty kick.

No, really, that’s the topic.

Hey, they can’t all be super-serious magnum opuses like the Sunday column on Jason Grilli.

Here’s the video of the actual session, middle three kicks only …

And here’s my conversation afterward with keeper (and good sport) Ryan Hulings

I can’t sufficiently express my appreciation to CEO Jason Kutney, coach Justin Evans and others with the Riverhounds for their cooperation on this. And I’ll repeat here what’s in the column: They’re well worth watching and, actually, becoming more entertaining offensively as the season progresses.

And even if you’re not remotely into soccer, there’s always this view I snapped later from the press box …

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>> The Pirates drop two of three to the lowly Cubs, by Karen Price in Chicago.

>> The Steelers seek a sequel from L.T., by Ralph Paulk.

>> Ray Shero plays the Penguins’ hero, by Rob Rossi.

>> If you missed it last night on WPXI-TV, here’s The Final Word.

>> I’ll visit with TribLIVE Radio today at noon.

>> A final thing today: This blog’s never been much of a billboard for Trib promotions, but some of you have asked in the past how you could see/buy our actual print product from out of town.

The answer is a thing called eTrib. It’s the online version of the newspaper, and there’s an absurd sale on it for four weeks at a total of 99 cents.

And no, I don’t get commission.

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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