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Morning Java: Sunday cruddy Sunday

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …


>> The Monday column does not take a gentle tack with Todd Haley.

I stress in there and will repeat here: The OC is  hardly alone to blame. I cite a few other examples, but I’d like to hear from you on this topic, where your finger is pointing this morning.

Here’s our full Steelers coverage, by Alan Robinson, Mark Kaboly and Ralph Paulk, as well as our Steelers photo gallery by Chaz Palla and Chris Horner.

I call special attention in that pack to the main game story and Brett Keisel’s powerful — and painfully accurate — assessment of David DeCastro’s chop block that errantly felled Maurkice Pouncey.

Here’s Keisel on a couple other topics …

And some of Mike Tomlin

Here’s Titans news from the Tennessean.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Mike Wallace had a bad day, too, in his Dolphins debut. The Miami Herald reports.

And the word from out West is that it was a rough day all-around …


>> The Pirates stayed stuck on 81, were swept by the Cardinals, saw Charlie Morton go down to injury, and fell into a second-place tie with the Reds by evening’s end. Rob Biertempfel reports from St. Louis.

Here’s our full Pirates coverage.

Here’s Cardinals news from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Rangers news from the Dallas Morning News.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Wrestling is back in the Olympics. With is wonderful. But as I wrote in the Feb. 13 column, it’s ridiculous that it ever became a topic.

>> Penn State’s three-man backfield is counted by Chris Adamski. If you missed the Sunday column, I compared Bill O’Brien to the Dos Equis guy.

>> WPXI-TV’s ‘The Final Word’ gained a new sponsor, Subway, and a new contributor, Mark Madden, with last night’s episode. Hope you had a chance to catch us!

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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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