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Morning Java: Here we go … again

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …

>> Today’s TribLIVE Radio show at 2-3 p.m. will feature guest Ramon Foster on the aftermath of that awful opener but also looking ahead to Cincinnati.

We’ll talk with Joe Reedy, the Bengals beat writer for the Cincinnati Enquirer, whose blog you can find here. And we’ll hear from the one, the only @SuckMeter.

thumb.php 2The show will open, though, with the following two-part question: Would you be willing to replace Todd Haley right now?

Or would you be more concerned about making a change at offensive coordinator in mid-season, even though  the Ravens did exactly that last year in going on to win the Super Bowl?

Don’t hold back, either. Call me at 412-320-7925.

If you can’t call, email me at

To listen, just click on the link above. It’s free, easy, no signup. If you’re mobile, try the TribLIVE Radio app.

Here’s our full Steelers coverage, mostly wrapping up all kinds of injuries and potential replacements and new signal-callers and other unhappy stuff. Alan Robinson, Mark Kaboly and Ralph Paulk report.

Here’s Bengals news from the Enquirer.


>> The Pirates’ bullpen hangs on … barely. Rob Biertempfel is in Arlington.

Here’s our full Pirates coverage, including an examination of schedule difficulty.

Here’s Rangers news from the Dallas Morning News.

Here are official game highlights from

Here’s what our panel on WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word had to say Sunday night about the Pirates’ inconsistent starting pitching …

>> It’s reporting day for the Penguins, which means hopes are high for prospects seeking to make the team. Which means, as always, for defense prospects seeking to make the team. Josh Yohe mans the blue line.

>> Pitt hopes to run, run, run against New Mexico. Jerry DiPaola avoids run-ons.

>> Penn State awaits additional help for Central Florida, Chris Adamski has it.

>> I’ll be with the Steelers today, with the Penguins for their first full practice tomorrow.

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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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