The NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is a happening that captures the imagination of the hard-core and the casual fan, seemingly from coast to coast, no matter who’s making a run and who’s inexplicably gone bust.
Many unresolved issues surround the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, and they won’t be sorted out by the time the team heads north in a few weeks. However, the Bucs have the potential to make it an interesting summer.
Where else but Pittsburgh would a football player, two years removed from his playing days, be able to raise about $85,000 in one night for the staging of an event that involves the gathering of a crowd to watch a man shave?
At the All-Star break, the Pens appear to be one of the best teams, if not the best team, in the league. But something is missing that will need to be found if the team is to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions.
A year ago at this juncture, the Steelers could legitimately perceive the Patriots as the only team standing between them and yet another championship. Now, a lot more more than just one team is in the way.