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THE BLACK-N-GOLD NEWS
Following last week's performance in the win against the Jets, QB Ben Roethlisberger was named FedEx Air Player of the Week. Congrats, Big Ben!
There was a rumor last week that free agent signee TE Ladarius Green was close to practicing with our favorite Black-N-Gold Football Team in anticipation of coming off the PUP list. That has not happened, as of yet. If/when Green does take the field, Mrs. Black-N-Gold will let you know.
Roster moves were made between the practice squad and the team as injuries continued to wreck havoc with the Steelers depth chart. CB Al-Hajj Shabazz was released and WR Cobi Hamilton was promoted from the practice squad in the run-up to the Dolphins game.
The moves didn't help much. The Steelers were embarrassed in Miami by a score of 30-15. Hamilton did catch his 1st NFL TD pass. Congrats to Cobi! The Steelers suffered another kind of loss in this game. #7 tore the meniscus in his left knee. Ben had an MRI Sunday night and surgery on Monday to repair the tear. Word was that he'd miss at least 1 game. Now it's said that he could be out 4-6 weeks. Get well soon, Ben!
More roster shuffling took place. OL Brian Mihalik was signed while OL Matt Feiler was released. Feiler was then signed to the practice squad as OL Austin Shepherd was released.
The AFC East-leading New England Patriots come to town for a 4:25pm kickoff at Heinz Field on Sunday. It's a chance for QB Landry Jones and the rest of the backups to shine and keep the Steelers from losing a 2nd straight game. Let's Go Steelers!!!!!!
Our Pens made a roster move leading up to last week's opener. They claimed G Mike Condon off waivers from Montreal to backup Marc-Andre Fleury and sent Tristan Jarry to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
An announcement was made that Pens owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle no longer had the team up for sale. What is Mrs. Black-N-Gold supposed to do with the money she'd been socking away in an effort to buy her Favorite Black-N-Gold Hockey Team?
The Pens hit the ice for real last week when they raised the banner and opened against the Washington Capitals. The Pens started the season on a winning note, pulling out a 3-2 shootout win. A few days later, they defeated the Anaheim Ducks by the same score of 3-2.
The Pens suffered their 1st loss of the season to finish up their homestand, falling to the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in OT. They then took their show on the road to Montreal and were blanked by the Canadiens 4-0. In that game both F Conor Sheary (eye) and D Kris Letang (upper body) suffered injuries. Coach Mike Sullivan listed them as day-to-day. In other injury news, G Matt Murray (hand) has resumed practicing with the team but remains out of the lineup. Speaking of Murray, his hand was healed up enough to recently sign a 3 year contract extension. Congrats, to Double M!
Last night the Pens returned to home ice for a Stanley Cup Finals rematch with San Jose. Down 2-0 in the 3rd, down to 4 defensemen, the Pens came from behind to sink the Sharks 3-2. Saturday night they look to stay in the win column with a win in Music City. Let's Go Pens!!!!
This week in Pirates history, the 1971 and 1979 Pirates became World Series Champions. Will we ever see another for our Favorite Black-N-Gold Baseball Team? Mrs. Black-N-Gold doesn't know, she just hopes so. Let's Go Bucs!!!!!