By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Friday column attempts to wrap up the Steelers’ summer by trying to identify or brand the offense. And in that, it fails miserably.
Alas, Dri Archer does not …
And neither does David DeCastro:
Thanks to both gentlemen, as well as Lance Moore, for their time and input yesterday at the final day of minicamp on the South Side. It was much appreciated.
Moore’s seamless transition is documented by beat man Alan Robinson.
Mike Mitchell is soaking up the Dick LeBeau defense, by Mark Kaboly.
If I might, a bit of a digression: Why are Steelers fans casually derided as ‘yinzers?’
And really, what does that term mean, anyway?
I hear it all the time, and the only thing I can take from its definition is this: Someone saying something with which I disagree but might well be a common view on talk radio.
That about sum it up?
No, really, this is one of those things that bugs me a lot but I always find a reason to not say something about it. Not today. The only difference between the Steelers’ fans and those of the Penguins and Pirates — setting aside the obvious overlap — is that there are more of them. That’s it. I don’t notice, in my communications, any sort of difference in intelligence level, intensity, investment, you name it. Other than that, again, there are more of them.
That makes them ‘yinzers?’
Please. If anyone’s being mindless in the process, it’s those applying this infantile label.
>> The Penguins’ coaching search was heating up as of last night, by beat man Rob Rossi.
>> The Pirates pulled one out against the Reds in 12, but only after Clint Hurdle apparently lost his mind and thought Jason Grilli was still his closer. Beat man Travis Sawchik has the game story from PNC Park.
Gregory Polanco’s career-opening hitting streak is at nine, by Sawchik. And the best thing about that is it no longer needs to be attached to Roberto Clemente. Let the kid breathe.
Major League Baseball admits it blew the call at the plate Tuesday, by Karen Price.
Here’s Reds news from the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Here are official game highlights on MLB.com.
>> I’ll check in with TribLIVE Radio at 11:30 a.m.
>> Thank you, as always, for reading.
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