Former Pirates catcher and current special instructor Mike LaValliere sat down with The Fan Morning Show at Pirates spring training on Wednesday, and during the interview, Gregg Giannotti asked him what he would think of former teammate Barry Bonds coming to Pirates spring training as special instructor (which Bonds is currently doing for the Giants).
Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
You laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.
There are plenty of matchups to get excited about for the 2013 season, such as the Ravens’ season-opening trip to Denver. Here are 10 other games that should be as exciting on the field as they are intriguing on paper.
Pirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, “Walk on Wednesday.”
The Fan Morning Show’s Jim Colony and Gregg Giannotti chat with Maurkice Pouncey, Plaxico Burress, Antonio Brown, Doug Legursky, and Keenan Lewis.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers’ two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback triumphed over the Giants’ two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback with another big fourth quarter, but it wasn’t the first thing on his mind after a 24-20 win Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (93-7 THE FAN) — Steelers safety Ryan Clark may not get a phone call from New York after leaving there with a 24-20 win over the Giants Sunday, he didn’t hold back when reacting to a callous personal foul call for an alleged helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Victor Cruz.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (93-7 THE FAN) — Considering the bittersweet backdrop of the Steelers’ win over the Super Bowl champs Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin has reason to believe this 24-20 win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium could be a pivotal moment for this year’s team, says running back Isaac Redman.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Entering Sunday, the prevailing storyline was how Tom Coughlin and Mike Tomlin would each put the game in the hands of their Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, but according to tight end Heath Miller, one hand fed the other in a huge 24-20 Steeler victory at MetLife Stadium.
Former New York Giants linebacker, two-time Super Bowl champion, and current Giants radio color analyst Carl Banks joined The Fan Morning Show on Friday to preview the Giants’ Sunday matchup with the Steelers.
The Fan Morning Show’s Jim Colony and Gregg Giannotti made their way down to the South Side this week, where Gregg talked with Steelers’ tackle Mike Adams, and Jim caught up with center Maurkice Pouncey for their regular “In Depth With Maurkice Pouncey” spot, as well as cornerback Ike Taylor and safety Ryan Clark.
Paul Bessire, known better by the the nickname of his program, “The Prediction Machine,” checked in with The Fan Morning Show today to share his NFL picks, as he does every Thursday at 8:40 a.m.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers possess one of the most dangerous deep threats in the NFL, but Ben Roethlisberger hasn’t dropped many long bombs recently, despite putting up impressive aerial numbers in back-to-back wins.