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Morning Java: Good show, Brits!

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

LONDON – Top of the morning, Lunatics …


>> The Monday column documents the Steelers’ latest ridiculous loss and, indirectly, laments the fact that I’m running out of more inventive ways to describe how they’re doing beyond that they stink.

On the bright side, the Brits were magnificent. I was actually more impressed with the planning, the passion, the kindness of all involved for this than for the — admittedly much larger and less wieldy — Olympics last summer. The stadium was dolled up in ways that Heinz Field should strongly consider, from the 50-foot player banners to the tunnel lined with images of Pittsburgh and some of the more familiar faces on the team.

Wonderfully done. Good show!

Anyway, here’s the game story by Alan Robinson.

Here’s a sidebar I wrote on the suddenly terrible secondary.

Here’s the photo gallery by Chaz Palla.

Here’s the latest on the Vikings from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Here are official game highlights from

Here’s me annoying Mike Tomlin with the first question about the worst left tackle anywhere …

Here’s Troy Polamalu

And here’s Ben Roethlisberger

What a season this is shaping up to be, huh?

And finally on the Steelers’ front, the great L.C. Greenwood has died. Only one of the four members of the true Steel Curtain, Joe Greene, survives. Ernie Holmes and Dwight White passed in recent years.

I hadn’t seen L.C. since last fall, and he looked and seemed fine. You never know.

>> The Pirates’ B-team closed out a 94th winRob Biertempfel reports from Cincinnati.

Francisco Liriano is columnized by Joe Starkey, also at Great American.

Here’s our full Pirates coverage, including stuff from Travis Sawchik, Karen Price and others who were part of our baseball staff making that drive.

Here’s Reds news from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Evgeni Malkin is pretty tough on himself in this interview with Rob Rossi.

Here’s our full Penguins coverage, including the latest on Kris Letang.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Flying home in a few hours, through Paris again. I’m told I have a sporting event to cover on Tuesday. When I find out what that is, I’ll be happy to share.

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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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