By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Friday column is about one the greatest handful of athletes to ever grace Pittsburgh’s sporting stage. And a guy who just might be doing so for the last time tonight.
Here’s the actual column on Page 2 of our print product, as designed by our Matt Rosenberg …
And here, as the column attempts to describe, are the highlights of one of the most memorable games in franchise history …
Let’s hear your thoughts on the still-great Jaromir Jagr down in comments. In particular, I’d love to hear from those of you attending the game tonight as to what kind of reaction you expect to hear.
>> And just like that, with two more national awards, Aaron Donald ascends to the list of Pitt’s all-time greats. Congrats to an exemplary young man and to everyone at Penn Hills and at the university who helped along the way.
Here’s the news coverage, by Jerry DiPaola in Lake Buena Vista.
And here’s a neat highlights package produced by the athletic department …
>> Dick LeBeau wants to return next season, if the Steelers will have him. Alan Robinson reports.
Troy Polamalu also looks ahead, by Mark Kaboly.
Here’s our full Steelers coverage.
Here’s Bengals news from the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Here are official game highlights from NFL.com.
>> The Penguins’ peripheral numbers are shaping up nicely, Rob Rossi reports in advance of the Devils’ visit.
Here’s our full Penguins coverage.
Here’s Devils news from the Newark Star-Ledger.
Here are official game highlights from NHL.com.
>> The Pirates brought back Clint Barmes on the fourth and final day of the Winter Meetings. Rob Biertempfel and Travis Sawchik covered the event in Lake Buena Vista.
>> The weekly chat will be pushed back an hour today to 1 p.m. so I can cover the Devils’ morning skate and Jagr’s availability. As always, you can submit entries — inside the chat field — as soon as you see the post right here on the blog.