Ben Roethlisberger (left) talks with Antonio Brown in September 2016, prior to recent in-house struggles with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo courtesy of Keith Allison. Let's go Pens. By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz on Twitter The Pittsburgh Steelers may not be participating in the NFL Playoffs this season, but the team dodged a damaging reputation blow as … Continue reading SATIRE: Pirates prematurely named 2019’s “Most Dysfunctional Sports Team in Pittsburgh”
By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz, @ORzodkiewicz on Twitter By the numbers, a small market team can still win plenty of games in the MLB, but the success is definitively limited. Major League Baseball remains as the only professional sports organization in America that does not enforce a salary cap for teams, allowing bigger market squads to spend … Continue reading The MLB Payroll Question: Can a Team Simply Buy Wins?
Don't look now, but the chase for the NL Central crown just became a lot tighter. By: Oscar Rzodkiewicz On May 12, 2017, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their sixth straight contest en route to a division-worst record of 14-22, falling six games back of the then-first place St. Louis Cardinals. The young Tyler Glasnow unceremoniously … Continue reading The 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Refuse to Pack Up
It takes no deep analysis to realize that the Pirates might not be the same team that notched three postseason appearances and 280 wins over the last three years. The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 37-40 after suffering 21 losses in their last 30 contests and find themselves four and a half games out of the National League … Continue reading Can Anybody Turn The Pittsburgh Pirates Around?
Week: February 24 to March 2, 2016 Sure, Steph Curry hit 33 of 54 three pointers last week, but John Axford picked 17 of the 24 Oscar winners correctly, and numbers never lie. Jaws began dropping last Thursday when Steph Curry melted the Orlando Magic with 51 points, eight dimes, and seven boards, but the awe … Continue reading “The Wrap-Around” (Volume 1): Curry’s 3P Barrage, Bracket Busting, and Axford’s Oscar Picks