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Morning Java: Raising the bar

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

SOCHI, Russia — Morning, Lunatics …

>> The Thursday column is about exactly what you thought it would be after that one Instagram picture of Sochi’s Pittsburgh bar went viral earlier in the week.

Here’s the video I shot for WPXI-TV that aired on the Channel 11 News last night …

I’ll be doing such reports regularly, by the way. Hope they’re at least half as much fun as this one was.

Couple additional items on the bar, since it’s clearly piqued so much interest: Those four pics I took accompanying the column, that’s pretty much it. I think maybe some readers were expecting a Pittsburgh bar in the purest sense of the term, like something related to the Steelers. Not the case. In fact, there’s nothing at all about sports. It’s about images of our city. It’s not a big place, and the shots I gave you capture it fairly.

Basically, take this shot and multiply it by 3 1/2 …

One more time, since travel caused me to miss a Java — in more ways than one — here’s the package of Olympics links:

This was the Trib’s Olympics preview column that ran Sunday.

Here’s the Trib’s Olympics page, now modified, as this blog was a while ago, to accent mobile performance.

Here’s the official Sochi 2014 page.

Here’s the official U.S. Olympic team page.

And here’s NBC’s Olympics page with all the videos and highlights.

>> Sidney Crosby’s slump is no more. Josh Yohe counts up all the Penguins’ goals from Buffalo.

Here’s the Trib’s Penguins page.

Here’s Sabres news from the Buffalo News.

Here are official game highlights from

>> Pitt and Miami either resulted in an OT win for the Panthers, or it’s still going on in some other netherverse. Kevin Gorman clarifies from Coral Gables.

Here’s the Trib’s Pitt page.

>> Duquesne can’t catch up with George Washington, by David Driver in the capital.

>> All the Signing Day news for Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia is wrapped up on the Trib’s college page.

>> I’m nine hours ahead, by the way, which means I’m actually writing Morning Java in the mornings now. Weird.

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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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