Dec 16, 2009, 9:20 AM EDT
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia + three fights within 16 seconds + Sidney Crosby, add ice. That equals a great tonic for all the Tiger Woods news, indeed. With the Steelers going nowhere, it’s a good thing that Pittsburgh has the Penguins around; what a juggernaut. I’ve never been a huge fan, but I have to admit, hockey is growing on me. How can you not like a sport that produces a paragraph such as this?:
The cross-state rivals hadn’t played since the Penguins accused the Flyers’ Scott Hartnell of biting defenseman Kris Letang’s finger during Pittsburgh’s 5-4 victory in Philadelphia on Oct. 8, and they picked up the rivalry as if that game had been played last week. There were fights between Arron Asham and Mike Rupp, Riley Cote and Eric Godard, and Dan Carcillo and Craig Adams in the first 5:33.
Sorry, Wednesday; Happy Pony is on. And I’m not missing Happy Pony.
ABOUT LAST NIGHT …
What you missed while donating to your favorite charity or newspaper. Um, what?
* College football: Central Michigan’s Butch Jones appears ready to take over at Cincinnati. Perhaps he can explain exactly where in nature one can find a “bearcat.”
* NFL: Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?
* College basketball: Bruce Pearl, three Tennessee coeds, a tailgate party. You do the math.
TODAY IN MARK TRAIL …
What really happened in the Tiger Woods car crash …
- So long folks, it’s time for me to take off 18
- Man wins full marathon while pushing his daughter in a baby stroller (video) 14
- Lock and load, it’s youth baseball fundraising time: league raffling off AR-15 rifle (video) 8
- Sim Bhullar is a large basketball player, and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? 0
- What’s with kids and all these death-defying stunts? 674
- Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video) 3
- None found
- Swimmer Phelps denies comeback rumors
- PHT: Crosby's hat trick powers Penguins past Senators
- PFT: Jets' Goodson gets five gun and drug charges
- PFT: Gronk taking pre-surgery rip through Vegas
- PFT: Seahawks' Irvin suspended for violating PED policy
- Orb favored to take Preakness, set up Triple try
- What to watch for at the Preakness
- Play Video: Staal in agony after knee-on-knee hit
- Play Video: Can Orb defy odds by winning Preakness?
- Play Video: Durant won't 'compromise himself' like other stars
- Play Video: Heat finish off Bulls, James 'has no energy left'
- Play Video: Orb has a great chance to win the Preakness
- Play Video: Grizzlies ready for 'running' Spurs