June 12, 2009
By Donald Starver
Steelers Today is a Pittsburgh Steelers blog. We focus exclusively on NFL football. We don’t talk about golf, or baseball. We don’t talk about beer or babes. Nope, we talk about the Steelers.
But today, for the first time, I am going to break that rule. Today, we are going to talk about hockey. That’s right, hockey. Along with all other Pittsburghers, we at Steelers Today are celebrating the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship.
The Steelers are Super Bowl champs, and the Penguins are Stanley Cup champs. What could be better? The city of Pittsburgh has regained its title of “City of Champions”. Now if only the Pirates could………. Okay, maybe not. But 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
I’ll be honest with you. I don’t know much about hockey. I never played the game. I can’t name all of the positions. I don’t understand why most of the players speak french. But I know that the world champs wear black and gold, so that’s good enough for me.
Since I don’t know much about hockey, I am going to write about the game in the only way I know how; like the football blogger that I am. Here goes.
Sidney Crosby is the quarterback, or whatever the hockey equivalent of that is. He led the AFC champion Penguins against the reigning world champion Detroit Red Wings. Unfortunately, Crosby got hurt on a roughing the passer play by the Red Wings. Somebody named Max Talbot came in to replace Crosby, and he proceeded to score a safety for the Penguins.
The Penguins took their 2-0 lead into the third quarter, only to see the Red Wings score a PAT. I’m not sure how they managed to do that without actually scoring a touchdown, but somehow they managed to do so. The Pens lead was cut to 2-1.
For reasons that I don’t quite understand, they only play 3 quarters in Hockey rather than 4. But that’s a mystery for another time. Suffice it to say that as the 3rd quarter wound down, the Red Wings were surging and it looked like they might tie the game. But the Penguins went into their prevent defense and held on to the win the game. Black and gold are champs again.
Here we go Penguins. Here we go!
Oh yeah, before I forget; #@%^$! you, Marian Hossa!!!!!!
Okay, that ends our hockey digression. Congratulations Penguins. Next time you hear from us, we’ll be back to our regular Steelers talk.
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