Thursday, September 11, 2008

Breaking news: Sidney Crosby got a haircut! Our 100th post! And more!

Yes folks, that's right this is our 100th post and we couldn't be prouder. Actually we could be since we planned so much more than what we've done so far that we just haven't gotten done yet. Like a logo or header of some sort to make our blog look nice and official and some awesome wallpapers for your computer or cell phones. And a lot of other things we've dreamed up. Hopefully we'll get around to some of that soon, but in the mean time we're trying to bring you some of the best news and fun stuff we can find. You'll still love us, right?

In other news, Sidney Crosby got a haircut! Some of you are probably thinking, who cares? We do! That whole long mullet thing was just...getting bad. Kind of like Big Ben back when the Steelers won the Super Bowl. Ewww. And you seriously do not want to see that thing when it's dry or not totally covered with hair product. We caught a glimpse once in a Pens' behind the scenes video and it looks like Gene Simmons' hair. Double ewww. You can check out his new hair and him delivering tickets to some lucky season ticket holders here at KDKA, or here at the Pens' official site. (Is it just us or does Sid look thin? Mainly in the face. Maybe it's the new 'do.) Besides Sidney, Jordan Staal, Marc-Andre Fleury, Pascal Dupuis, Sergei Gonchar, Jeff Taffe, Brooks Orpik, Maxime Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, and Michel Therrien all helped deliver tickets to lucky fans. We were really disappointed to see that Evgeni Malkin didn't participate this year. We loved the video last year of him visiting lucky fans' homes. That accent is amazing and we really wanted to know how his English has progressed. 

In other Crosby news, he's going to be living with the Lemieux's once again this season. He says he's been looking for about a year, but hasn't found a house he's ready for yet. How about build one Sid? You've got the cash, design it yourself!

In Pens news, training camp opens September 16th with the first on-ice practice session Wednesday September 17th at 9:00 am at Mellon Arena. Practices will be open to the public and free of charge. We wish we were close enough to stop by and check out the Pens. If you are, don't miss it. There will be food for sale if that makes it any better for any of you. It would for us. 

Alex Goligoski is a hot item to talk about lately and the PG has an article on him here.

A few days ago this was posted and we read it, but neglected to post it here, so we apologize, but Marc-Andre Fleury is apparently a trendsetter. You all know the story about the change from the yellow pads to the white ones when he returned after his ankle injury. Well now, according to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, Tim Thomas, Manny Fernandez and Tuuka Rask are now all sporting white pads. Guess his success in the post-season made some other goalies take notice.

On to the Steelers! Steelers notebook over at the PG says Willie Parker won the AFC offensive player of the week award and Big Ben sits out of practice with a sore shoulder. Big Ben also says of Mario Williams, "That is a big man." The Browns also have lost another starter in cornerback Sean Jones.

Ed Bouchette writes on center Justin Hartwig and the offensive line.

Since it's 4:30 am and we need to get some sleep, we'll leave you with some quick links. Go here to the PG's main Steelers page for other Steelers articles and news. Go here to the Trib's Steelers' headline page. But be sure to check out that the Steelers' worth has risen above one billion dollars according to Forbes magazine and Big Ben won't be sidelined by his sore shoulder.

And last but not least we'll leave you with this bit of information. Chad Johnson/Ocho Cinco will have to pay big bucks to be able to have his new name put on the back of his jersey. As is the usual from the NFL, if a player wants to change his number, or in this case his name, he has to buy the ones that Reebok has already produced. Since it's so close to the start of the season, there is a lot of them. A stock of 100,000 of them to be exact and the cost could reach upwards of $4 million or $50 million pesos. We'll have to wait and see if Chad decides he wants to pay the cash to be Ocho Cinco.

Also today we are remembering those who were lost in the tragedy that was September 11, 2001. We will never forget that day.

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