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Morning Java: 82 … on hold

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Thursday column offers my view on 82, which now will have to wait at least another day until the Pirates get to St. Louis. My deep thanks to  the men interviewed — Roberto Clemente Jr., Jack Wilson, Kent Tekulve — for their time.

Hope you enjoy reading this one half as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’m embarrassed to tell you how long it was in production.


Francisco Liriano and the Pirates laid an egg. Travis Sawchik is in Milwaukee.

Here’s the rest of our Pirates coverage. Here’s Brewers news from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. And here are official game highlights from

>> Ike Taylor has demons to shake against the Titans, per Mark Kaboly.

LaMarr Woodley, part-time linebacker? Alan Robinson has it.

That and more is in our Steelers coverage. And here’s Titans news from the Tennessean.

>> Someone with a strong stomach studied Pitt’s pass defense against Florida State. Jerry DiPaola takes notes.

>> Penn State’s kicker? The Nittany Lions have a kicker? Chris Adamski investigates.

>> I’ll be with the Steelers today and previewing their season opener for the Friday column. Whole lot of football on the docket, actually.

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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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