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  1. The Pitt Panthers played at Forbes Field from its opening year until Pitt Stadium was built in 1925. The Steelers played there exclusively from 1933-58, then split time between Forbes Field and Pitt Stadium until 1963, then moved to Pitt Stadium full time until Three Rivers opened in 1970.
  2. Taking a jersey that's based off a 90's design and using the newest (and worst) logo confirms what I've suspected for years - the Pens refuse to acknowledge the robo pigeon ever existed. I get that it wasn't popular when it was introduced, but with the success/players they had in that era, it doesn't make a lot of sense to use a logo that the regular version of it wasn't even in use at the time. (I'll always die on the hill that the pigeon isn't a bad logo, either. Better than this new sans-triangle skater.)
  3. Like others have said, a much better version of the Stadium Series jersey from a few years ago, but still a lot left to be desired. Really wish they'd gone with a more faithful throwback and just recolored their primary sweaters while tilting the sleeves stripes accordingly, but alas. Then again, Anaheim also managed to still ruin what could've been the best throwback in the NHL today by doing the same thing - making unnecessary alterations. Although, kudos for them for not falling in line with the trend of cashing in on 90's nostalgia, even if I, and it seems like most of the Pens fanbase from what I am reading, wished for a return of the robo-pigeon, specifically in the diagonal Pittsburgh "GIn n Juice" sweaters. (And about that "No that belongs only to the Rangers you can't have it" stuff... 1, No. They don't own it. And 2, the Penguins did it on their first ever uniforms as well because their first coach (a former Ranger) wanted it, so whether NYR "owns" the design or not, the Penguins have a legitimate historical connection to it.) EDIT: I just remembered. I was in the studio with Colby Armstrong (I'm interning with their radio network) and he had an idea. NHL Colour Rush. Penguins wear all-black with minimal gold, like the Steelers did, and have the triangle-less skating penguin logo. It'd look a lot, if not exactly, like the Flyers' Stadium Series jerseys, but all-black has always been one of my favorite looks in sports.
  4. I don't think comparing our situation to the Patriots is fair. Yeah, the Pens and Pats are polarizing franchises with equally as polarizing guys leading them, but there's a decent amount of differences at play here. If you look at it, the Pens aren't even the most successful team of recent years like the Pats are, even if the Pens go all the way again this year. That belongs to Chicago in terms of NHL teams. And the Pens haven't been accused of stuff like Spygate and Deflategate and had stuff like the Tuck Rule controversy on the way to winning championships. I feel like this year is a bit of an anomaly in how it turned out, although it is definitely a flawed system to begin with. Whether or not it was meant solely to manufacture Pens/Caps series I'm not sold on, but if they simply got rid of the pure bracket and reseeded each round I think it'd be a non-issue.
  5. Hell of a show, Toronto. What a series. Hopefully the Pens are up to the task. Always a good time playing Washington. I have a sneaking suspicion this will be the year they finally get by the Pens, but either way this is gonna be a long one. Two bucks says Ottawa bounces the Rangers.
  6. Cliche' as heck, but any sort of game-winning goal in overtime or the final seconds at home. Hockey or soccer, the later the round and bigger the game the better. Something about that moment of pure, unbridled elation on the part of the players and the fans, that sudden sharp roar of the crowd and overwhelming noise of jubilation. If there is a camera shaking uncontrollably from all the commotion and a huge crowd of fans outside the arena/stadium also going wild, even better. That unifying moment of thousands of people coming together overcome with happiness and all that sappy jazz is what I love most about sports in general. Those climactic moments. Also, that perfect long pass that springs a forward from the blue line all alone into the other team's zone (I think McCarthy said this already). Tic-tac-toe plays like Crosby/Sheary/Guentzel did a little bit ago this season, or this one from the 2009 cup run which leads me to another thing - rapidly scoring two or three goals to tie a game and then go ahead and leaving the other team totally bamboozled while your fans go wild. Any sort of shot that rings off the post. Especially if it's bar-down. That "PING!" can be the best and worst possible sound you could hear. Any perfectly-executed double play. On the other side, that line drive that drops perfectly and drives all the guys on base home. Better than a home run. Although, if it's at PNC Park, it never gets old when that rare river shot happens. In soccer, the perfect cross and touch into the net. Especially if it's that slow-roller that just makes its way into the net while the goaltender and defenders look on helplessly as they're just... a little... too... far...
  7. We have lots of bridges and I think of jumping off of one each time. Lange and Borque on the radio side are top notch. Steigy and Bob are clowns.
  8. Wasn't a penalty, but also not a goal. Hell of a game by Fleury, Columbus definitely made it interesting. Played their damn hearts out Hell of a season for them. Hopefully Toronto/Washington goes the distance.
  9. If the Pens lose tonight, I will begin to worry. A lot. I'm confident they won't, this isn't a Bylsma/Shero-era "let's throw as many scoring forwards out there as possible and forget about the other side of the puck then lose our heads the second adversity hits" kinda team that blew leads like it was their job. But if they do lose tonight, and Columbus rides that kinda wave back home for Game Six... Let's just hope Bobs keeps playing like he has, Fleury shakes Game Four off, and the Pens stop turning over the puck so much.
  10. maz

    NHL 2017-18

    That Capitals concept is way too Columbus for my taste. Then again, hell, Columbus and their Union Army theme looks way more "Capitals" than Washington does. Which is where going blue for Washington gets iffy - nobody wants to look like a division rival, but with similar themes and colors, there's that risk. So, if Washington went back to blue, I think it'd be cool for them somehow go about modernizing what they did in the 90's. I still think the diving eagle logo was pretty baller and always loved these sweaters: Fix that goofy font and that'd be the best the Capitals ever looked save for the bugsplat logo. The weagle and poor-remake-of-an-already-awful-70s-wordmark-logo suck. Somehow, that shade of blue and gold feels more conducive to "Washington Capitals".
  11. I wouldn't have to do anything, the whole damn town would be burned down. People would leap from our many bridges. It'd be chaos. Comedic hyperbole, but still, Pittsburgh would lose its collective :censored:. Me, personally, I'd be really, really, really disappointed, but there are occasions where even I'm annoyed by them. They rule this damn city almost to a fault, but that's also what would upset me the most - this city would lose so much of its identity. The Steelers and Pittsburgh have become so intertwined and part of one another in the past almost half-century that it wouldn't even be Pittsburgh anymore without them.
  12. Well, that sucked. But you also aren't gonna lose many games in the playoffs while scoring four goals. Coming home for game five, I'm not worried. Good game tonight.
  13. Not gonna argue with the officiating being horrible, it was. Lot's of ticky-tacky calls or no-calls both ways. I will argue that the Dubinsky cross-check which lead to the Pens' fourth goal, if that is what you're referring to, was a textbook cross-checking penalty. If that isn't what you meant, I'd have to see what other goal/call it was. Jackets had so many inches-close chances that I truly believe this game still could have gone either way. Regardless, I felt like the Pens played better for much of the game, save for the scary first period. I'm hoping they continue to play like they have and bring back whatever validation they lost last night to their success in this series and move on to the next round. I like winning, I don't like winning controversially.