I started off my day as usual waiting in the bitter cold for the bus to ride me downtown to my job, but as I did I got to hear my main man Merril Hoge on the DVE morning show with Jim and Randy. Hoge preceded to diss Deion Sanders for trying to call out LT for his toughness on Sunday night. You could actually hear Hoge getting fired up as he talked about how much of a wuss Deion was, and how badly he wanted to get a chance to go out of the field again and hit up with the frail cornerback.
This whole LT thing seems to be polarizing as half the comments I read empathized with the RB’s situation, while the other half were talking smack on LT. I agree with Hoge; Deion may have Super Bowl rings, but lord knows he wasn’t ever trying to make/take a hit on the football field. He is one of the best coverage corners to ever play, but like Merril said, I’d take Rod Woodson over him any day. As for LT, if he would have just taken a little initiative and cheered on his team, there would be a lot less people criticizing him after the fact. On to the links...
With rumors swirling about the St. Louis Rams possibly going after free agent guard Alan Faneca, Fanhouse recaps the Steelers needs in the 2008 Draft.
Should Coach Dixon keep Keith Benjamin in the starting line up when Levance Fields returns from injury next month? He has been lighting it up since becoming a starter.
Former Schenley high school (go City League) teammates Dejuan Blair and D.J. Kennedy will face off at Madison Square Garden tonight when Pitt takes on St. Johns.
Could the Tom Brady walking cast be a ploy? I wouldn’t put it past him and Belichicken, cheating bastards.
In other Burgh news...
I heard a rumor on the Tim Benz show this morning on 105.9 the X. Producer and co-host Bob McLaughlin broke news that there is a new season of MTV’s the Real World that will take place in the Burgh. I couldn’t really find any confirmation on-line, but Bob seemed like he got the news from reliable sources and seemed pretty confident. I am thinking maybe cast a few Bucco’s on the show so people outside of Pittsburgh will actually know who the hell they are. I did find an article about a casting call for the show.
(Note from Snack - I was going to try out for the Real World, but it turns out I'm too old. 25 is too old? You gotta be kidding me. I guess that settles it - Me and Diego are now gonna have to find out where they live and force our way onto the show. Nothing says "put me on TV" like beating the crap outta some frat boys on MTV...And those California girls that are inevitably gonna be on there - watch out ladies, Snack and Diego are gonna be on the prowl for some rich, spoiled foxes...)
The other day I’m driving up Hazelwood Ave. and I see a crap-load of trailers and a sign on Gladstone middle school that’s says Monroeville High School. Apparently, Kevin Smith picked Hazelwood of all places to part of his new flick ‘Zack and Miri make a Porno’. I guess this movie is low budget - that or they needed some fiends as extras for a scene or two.