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Even Sochi, Russia has a Pittsburgh bar! My favorite Pittsburgh sports columnist Dejan Kovacevic of the Tribune Review is in Sochi covering the 2014 Winter Olympics and he found this little gem in the northern part of the city. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1 All this Olympic talk makes me reminisce about my 2006 Winter Olympic experience in Turin, […] Full article →

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Intense Baby Pens Fan

I’m so proud of this little guy!  It was in his blood to be a Pens fan… […] Full article →

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He shoots…and scores!

Analogies, we all love them.  They tend to help each of us understand things and/or provide humor.   And what is better than a hockey analogy, especially one from the legendary Mike Lange to help Jen and I announce the next great phase for our family? So, if you haven’t gotten it yet from the […] Full article →

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[FLOWPLAYER=http://www.wjfuoco.com/movies/consol-energy-center/ConsolEnergyCenter.flv,480,360]     So folks, if you know me, you know me, my Dad, brother, & a few other guys went on a private tour of the new home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Consol Energy Center on Friday, July 9th. Simply put, I was “love drunk”. Overwhelmed would be another word I could use, […] Full article →

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The Olympics, no singular event as large and heralded in the world.  And they start this Friday, I’m stoked to say the least!  After attending the Olympics myself in Torino, Italy in 2006, it’s safe to say I’m addicted.  I watched the 2008 Summer Olympics with great interest and the Winter Games, my favorite of the […] Full article →

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http://s.wsj.net/media/swf/main.swf These are the types of people that change the world, former Florida State defensive back and current Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in England, Myron Rolle! Kudos to the Wall Street Journal for the video and also the related article “Can Scholars Make Dollars in the NFL?“! Says Rolle: “Cool is my own definition of cool,” […] Full article →

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http://www.youtube.com/v/hDsK5HH-K3c&hl=en_US&fs=1&border=1 In today’s (12/16/2009) Post-Gazette, Ron Cook, a sports columnist, wrote an op-ed titled “Penguins win this round with a knockout”.  As always from Ron, a well written article.  However, I completely disagreed with his thesis.  At least to me, Ron’s entire point was that hockey fights are “barbaric” and takes away from a great […] Full article →

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City Of Champs Background

Just an awesome image that I was emailed today, makes for a great computer desktop background! Click the image to view the large version and save it […] Full article →

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Pittsburgh’s raising that Banner tonight folks!  If it weren’t for a wedding, I’d be in attendance!  I’ll have a laugh though, my connection is in Philly, and I’ll be proudly sporting the Pens Stanley Cup t-shirt & my Pens hat!  Let’s Go Pens! http://www.youtube.com/v/GefEJoqCSJA&hl=en&fs=1&border=1 (via Sean Montgomery) Be sure to send any Pics, Videos, and […] Full article →

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I came across this video today. It’s very time appropriate as the Pens will begin play next week, in what will be their final season in the tightly spaced, dome covered building, affectionately known as The Igloo. Enjoy… http://www.youtube.com/v/H2pT4NNP8_s&hl=en&fs=1&border=1 via Jtkola on YouTube, from Bova80 at MzdSpd.com […] Full article →

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http://www.youtube.com/v/9Vw6Nw3lWv8&hl=en&fs=1&border=1 […] Full article →

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One More Hurrah!

http://www.youtube.com/v/VRG61OhMwqI&hl=en&fs=1& http://www.youtube.com/v/Uww-allQAlc&hl=en&fs=1& Videos via j22skillz […] Full article →

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If you’ve been living under a rock I’m going to let you in on a little secret, it’s football season! High School ball started last night, College started this week, & the NFL starts next week. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited about football? The same thing happened with me looking […] Full article →

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Thanks to ilanning for sharing! http://www.youtube.com/v/rVHcUNky_RM&hl=en&fs=1& […] Full article →

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Again and again, Pittsburgh proves itself, whether it had to or not.  Pittsburgh’s going to host the G20 this fall (talk about big time world stage!) and then the Steelers win a record 6th SuperBowl and the Pens bring back the Cup!  Talk about making some good news………so good that it even drowns out the […] Full article →

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Apparently this is Sidney Crosby’s new girlfriend……… Thanks Bovy for the e-mail! Also, awesome shout out from Puck Daddy blogger & editor – Greg Wyshynski – to this post. Be sure to check out his post also […] Full article →

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Max Says Shhhhh!

One of the many classic photos I got today from the Stanley Cup Finals.  Uploading the album as I type….so be sure to check back for more (plus videos!). ** Addition – ALL PICTURES ARE ONLINE – http://www.wjfuoco.com/zenphoto/2009-Stanley-Cup-Parade/ ** […] Full article →

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Welcome Home Old Friend!

Great turn around of a season Pens, thanks for some great hockey moments! 2009 Stanley Cup Champions….your Pittsburgh Penguins […] Full article →

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Thanks to @PensBlog for this image and be sure to check out his corresponding images […] Full article →

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I always loved wings!  Game 7….tomorrow night, LET’S GO PENS […] Full article →

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Thanks to a few good graphic designers & creative minds, I want to recap the march of the Penguins (pardon that terrible pun) into the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals through the use of visual aides! Additionally, to help get you even more psyched up, listen to some Kardaz – The Mighty Guins which is our […] Full article →

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* UPDATE – 5/26/2009 * Here’s the Entrance Video from the Pens game. If you’ve never been to a Pens Playoff game, this is what it’s all about before the game, so awesome! [FLOWPLAYER=http://www.wjfuoco.com/movies/pens-conf-final-game2/EntranceVideo.flv,480,360] […] Full article →

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Here’s 2 Pen’s pictures that were emailed to me, in which I felt worthy enough of sharing.  Let them carry you into this weekend of no Pens Playoff games, however gearing you up for next week’s start to the Eastern Conference Finals […] Full article →

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For sports fans, it’s a great time of year.  We have the start of Major League Baseball, plus we’re in the midst of the NHL’s 2nd Season, the NBA Playoffs, and the PGA Tour is going full force.  Unfortunately, there are spoilers out there.  You know, the spoilers, the players or team affiliates giving their […] Full article →

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Thanks to Youtube’s 29PensFan87, some great images, Herb Brooks, & Mike Lange, if this doesn’t make you through your fists into the air, high-5 the guy in the cube next to you, let off a high-pitched scream, shout Let’s Go Pens, or recite a Mike Lange-ism by the last frame …. then feel free to leave […] Full article →

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Once again, the Flyers shoot themselves in the foot.  With about 3 minutes left in the 1st OT, the Flyers send 2 men to the box to give the Pens a 5-3 Power Play.  Leave it to newly acquired Bill Guerin to score his 2nd goal of the playoffs and his 2nd goal of the […] Full article →

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This is going to be brief, for many reasons, 1 being I only have a few minutes left in my lunch and 2, I’m too mad to get too detailed right now! If you haven’t heard yet, NBC won’t allow the Pens to broadcast Game 3 on the large outdoor video screen set up outside […] Full article →

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Yes folks, it’s that time of year again … when men of all ages don’t shave (or at least have a valid reason not to), when these same men can be caught crying walking out of the very arena they walked into with shorts on, and more blood will be found on the respective playing […] Full article →

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Pittsburgh, PA. The Super Bowl XLIII Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, the only team to win six titles, will soon be loosing half of those trophies. After a meeting between NFL Commissioner Rodger Gadel and President Barack Hussain Obama, Obama decided to redistribute half of their Steeler Super Bowl victories and trophies to less fortunate teams in […] Full article →

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Some of you are probably reading this and thinking “hmm, I wonder why he says ‘most humble'”, others: “HA!  Not true!”, and still others are thinking: “That’s right we are!”.  So for those that are not in the latter group, here me out … Pittsburgh is indeed known as the City of Champions, indisputable unless you live […] Full article →

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Two of my favorite worlds innovate together once again: sports and technology! The Pittsburgh Penguins and Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up to provide a first-of-its-kind fan experience in the Mellon Arena. To the stage – Yinz Cam!  Released for tonight’s Pens vs. Florida Panthers matchup at Mellon Arena, aka The Igloo, simultaneously 200 fans […] Full article →

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Play Ball!

It’s the beginning of March and pitchers and catachers reported a few weeks ago.  Spring Training games are already under way and this is a special spring, the World Baseball Classic is taking place.  Not many Cactus or Grapefruit League games are shown on tv and with the weather warming up, it’s hard for me […] Full article →

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Pens Fire Therrien

Well, much commentary has been posted about the Pens 08-09 season’s woes on this site. Therefore, the lastest news coming from the Steel City is that Head Coach Michel Therrien has been fired. Therrien is being replaced by WB/S head coach Dan Byslma as an interim head coach. Byslma currently has a 35-16-1-2 record coaching […] Full article →

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The Pens Mr. Good Wing

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had a article in the PG Sports section today, Hunt continues for Crosby’s winger, regarding what most of Pittsburgh and Crosby followers have been wondering now for almost 3 years: When will Sid get a winger? This seems to be a very popular question, especially in these trying times […] Full article →

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Superbowl XLIII Parade

“Here We Go….Steelers, Here We Go…….Pittsburgh Won The Superbowl!” WOOHHHOOO!!!! Steeler Nation – Sixburgh just had the Superbowl XLIII Parade and I got the pictures and videos ready! The parade was great! The players were going crazy, many crazy sites Bovy and I saw: Tomlin going absolutely crazy! A Shirt-less Casey Hampton (if you dare, […] Full article →

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Steeler Songs

For your pleasure, please enjoy some of our Pittsburgh Steeler favorites…. To use the E-Phonic MP3 Player you will need Adobe Flash Player 9 or better and a Javascript enabled browser. // […] Full article →

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“Here We Go….Steelers, Here We Go…….Pittsburgh’s Going To The Superbowl!” So thanks to good ole Jimmy Krieder, I got tickets to the AFC Championship game yesterday! It was just awesome! Great atmosphere, good people, and the Steelers are going to their 7th Superbowl, Superbowl XLIII, against the AZ Cardinals (2nd all time to the Dallas […] Full article →

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Tomorrow is the AFC Championship game for our Pittsburgh Steelers! The city is abuzz and the talk is all about the game and where you’ll be watching it. Pittsburgh has always been a football town, from high school coverage, all the way on up to the pros. But more than Pittsburgh being a football town, […] Full article →

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Pens Struggle

So the Pens fell out of the Conference Playoff outlook this past week. They’ve lost 13 of their past 19 games, and nothing’s changed. Maybe nothing should? Maybe they just need to endure and consistent winning will beging again tomorrow with the Flyers (23-10-9, 3rd Place), Washington (27-13-3, 2nd Place) on Wednesday, and Anaheim (22-17-5, […] Full article →

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Consol Energy Arena Web Cam

So something’s starting to take shape downtown, the Consol Energy Arena. It’s hard to tell what it’d be if you didn’t already know, but it’s nice to see progress. Can’t wait for those season tickets in that arena! Click the image to see the most recent web cam picture […] Full article →

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What better way to say Happy New Year than to post a tribute video to Mario Lemieux? Twenty years ago last night, Lemieux made history unlikely to ever be repeated, he scored 5 goals, 5 different ways! Can you name all 5 ways without watching the video first? http://www.youtube.com/v/BHOf4y7t0dc&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1 […] Full article →

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I don’t even know what to say, this video is just awesome! Here We Go Steelers, Here We Go! “We’re the Pittsburgh Steelers……” http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/player.swf?mediaId=3777915 […] Full article →

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And the awesomeness of Twitter prevails once again! If you’ve been talking to me in the past month you’d have known that I joined Twitter and sing the praises of the wealth of information people are sharing across it. The latest link to come across is from @RMUnews – “Rise of College Club Teams Creates […] Full article →

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Console Energy Center

If you haven’t heard, Consol Energy has earned the naming rights for the Pittsburgh Penguins new arena, a 21 year lease, at an undisclosed amount of money. The name, if you didn’t notice the above image, will be the “Console Energy Center.” Consol Energy now will have the naming rights of 2 major stadiums in […] Full article →

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Once again from I.L. News Aggregation Services, another Pittsburgh article: Thing No. 114 that makes Pittsburgh great, By Dejan Kovacevic of the Post-Gazette As the old polka goes, we’re from the town with the great football team. OK, it remains to be seen if these Steelers are great apart from their stupendous defense, but the […] Full article →

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How often do you see something like this, too bad it wasn’t at PNC Park! http://www.youtube.com/v/W7U_2XvH8EU&hl=en&fs=1 […] Full article →

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In Honor of the Election

In honor of the 2008 Election: …and I’m partisan…Go Iceburgh! http://www.youtube.com/v/bnW1xjkamL4&hl=en&fs=1 […] Full article →

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JoePA Tribute Video

In honor of the PENN STATE victory over Ohio State this weekend, here’s the JoePa tribute video that was broadcast before the start of the game. There was also a small piece added to the end which highlights the win! None other than Ian “The Man” Lanning can be credited for surfacing this video and […] Full article →

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Pens Mini Game Plan

It’s only appropriate to post a photo from our seats at Mellon Arena. Bovy, Ian, Alan, & I purchased a 6 game Mini Plan since Bovy & I are on the Season Ticket waiting list. Our games include: 10/23/08 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 11/13/08 vs. Filthy Flyers 1/6/09 vs. Atlanta Thrashers 1/16/09 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2/25/09 […] Full article →

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Pens New Video

Well, the P-E-N-S started up the 2008-2009 season last weekend in Stockholm. Went 1-1 vs. the Sens. Kind of a sloppy 2 games, really early start for both teams. But that’s okay, here’s a great video from the Pens promoting the new season: “It’s A Great Day For Hockey” – Coach Badger Bob Johnson […] Full article →

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This Month’s Hockey Moto

My Moto for the month: “HOCKEY: 3 Things to know when you’re taking the ice: Pain heals, Chicks dig scars, and that glory lasts forever.” I’d take a picture and put it online, but there’s already an ugly shot of me to the right […] Full article →

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The PENS are going to the Stanley Cup Finals!!! Absolutely awesome, hopefully we’ll be partying on the river all summer long! http://www.youtube.com/v/8UQVLJ10tnI&hl=en […] Full article →

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Mario Made Me Play!

Every kid that started playing hockey because of Mario Lemieux needs to watch this video, and if you really love it, you can find the final 6 parts on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/v/CvA-Lsf_rmY […] Full article →

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Pens Trade Deadline Deal

Well, with about 5 minutes until the NHL Trading Deadline today, the Pens pulled what has been dubbed a “Blockbuster Deal”. If you haven’t heard the news (broke at 3pm today) and are reading my blog instead to hear this (you’re pathetic) but the Pens acquired namely Marian Hossa, along with Pascal Dupuis from the […] Full article →

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ESPN – FAIL

Absolutely pathetic! I can only imagine the outrage, the screaming, the yelling, the PUBLICITY, if these were racist, sexist, or…oh my, comments againt any other Religion: Shame on ESPN & anchor Dana Jacobson […] Full article →

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Steeler’s Lose to Jags

The Steelers lost last night to the Jag’s in the Wild Card game. Besides them playing lousey for the 1st 3 quarters, they had an impressive 4th quarter to retake the lead. Their 2nd to last drive blew the game for them and my unofficial, never-before-played organized football assessment was that the coaches lost the […] Full article →

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Steeler Nation

Ian “The Man” Lanning showed me this awesome video today. If you’re proud of Pittsburgh & the Steelers, you’ll love this video! Steeler Nation http://lads.myspace.com/videos/vplayer.swf […] Full article →

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Olympics!

What a weekend! We finally busted out our European Rail passes and put them to real good use! We went to Torino for a day and then headed back south and stopped in Florence! We left Thursday night at midnight and took an all night train and got into Torino at about 8am for the […] Full article →

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