This is your thread to talk about … well, whatever you want.
– The Pittsburgh Power let a fourth quarter lead slip away on Saturday night in Tampa Bay and had their four-game winning streak snapped with a 62-55 loss. Combined with Cleveland’s win the Power are now tied for first place in the division. [Pittsburgh Power]
– Non-football related, but the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat on Sunday night to claim their first ever NBA title. The Mavericks, of course, are owned by Pittsburgh billionaire Mark Cuban, who did an incredibly classy thing by bringing in the original over of the Mavericks to accept the trophy. Frankly, I was looking forward to the awkward handoff between Cuban and his long-time nemesis, commissioner David Stern, but this was cool as well. I watched more of the NBA finals this year than I usually do, mainly due to the intrigue of watching the Heat poop down their legs after their preseason victory celebration and promise of multiple championships (which, in fairness, they could still win in the future). I still prefer the NFL’s postseason, and especially the NHL postseason, to the NBA. And speaking of the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins are playing a doozy of a series for the Stanley Cup with Game 6 taking place on Monday and a potential Game 7 scheduled for Wednesday (if necessary). Check it out…
– Assuming this lockout nonsense gets settled before regular season games are cancelled (and I still believe it will) you can purchase individual game tickets for the 2011 Steelers beginning on June 25 at 10 AM. Get ‘em fast, because I hear they sell like McRibs. [Post-Gazette]
– Overrated and underrated seems to have been the popular topic last week, and here’s ESPN’s crack at the NFL’s most underrated players. Their choice for the Steelers: Defensive end Brett Keisel. A worthy selection. [ESPN]
– And for your random YouTube: Here’s Warren Williams rumbling for a touchdown…