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Morning Java: Belaboring the obvious on 0-3

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, Lunatics …


>> The Monday column covers your 0-3 Steelers. Hoo-boy.

The game story, by Alan Robinson.

Inside the lines, by Mark Kaboly.

More player reaction, by Ralph Paulk.

Here’s our full Steelers coverage., including the photo gallery by Chaz Palla and Chris Horner.

Here’s the latest on the Bears from the Chicago Tribune.


>> Jeff Locke implodes again, probably for the last time. Karen Price reports from PNC Park.

The Pirates’ team awards were announced, as voted upon by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Happy to see all three of my choices won.

Here’s our full Pirates coverage.

Here’s Reds news from the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cubs news from the Chicago Tribune.

Here are official game highlights from

>> The latest on Tomas Vokoun’s blood clot, by Josh Yohe. There’s always a tendency — understandable — to focus on how this affects a team, in this case the Penguins. But man, this is serious stuff. Thoughts and prayers with this very good man and his family.

I spent part of my Saturday with the club and saw Jussi Jokinen’s hat trick. Here’s some of what he had to say to a few of us after that …

How do you feel about Jokinen on the second line?

Would you rather have Beau Bennett there?

I won’t lie: What Jokinen did Saturday with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal moved me.

Here’s our full Penguins coverage.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Pitt really likes big back James Conner. Jerry DiPaola reports.

>> Penn State eyes Indiana. So does Chris Adamski.

>> I’ll join TribLIVE Radio at 11:30 a.m. if the alarm works, then begin packing for London.

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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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