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THE BLACK-N-GOLD NEWS
One of our Steelers received some good news this week. LB Arthur Moats was named the Steelers nominee for this year's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Congrats and best of luck, Arthur!
A Steeler that did not receive good news this week was G Ramon Foster. The NFL fined him $9115 for shoving Giants LB Kelvin Sheppard after Sheppard tried to cheap-shot RB Le'Veon Bell in last week's game and bend our back in half. The rumor is that several of Foster's teammates have offered to pay the fine.
Speaking of The Beast, he recorded a team-best rushing record in the Steelers win on Sunday. Our favorite Black-N-Gold Football Team bulldozed the Buffalo Bills 27-20, giving Coach Mike Tomlin his 100th career victory, making Coach T just the 8th coach to win #100 in less than 10 seasons. Congrats to both LBell and Coach Mike!
The Steelers made a roster move yesterday. They promoted WR Demarcus Ayers from the practice squad. To make room for the rookie, they released K Randy Bullock.
The Steelers travel to Cincy on Sunday for a 1pm kickoff versus the Bungles. At 8-5, the Steelers playoff chances are looking up. They now sit all alone at the top of the AFC North thanks to Monday night's loss for the Baltimorons. They'll try to continue their winning ways and pick up their 5th straight W this week. Let's Go Steelers!!!!!!
Our Penguins made some roster moves this week, too. They sent F Jake Guentzel and D Derrick Pouliot down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Our favorite Black-N-Gold Hockey Team made their annual pilgrimage to Florida. And what a trip it was! The Pens pounded the Panthers 5-1 last Thursday. On Saturday, they traveled to Tampa Bay for an Eastern Conference Finals re-match. The Boys of Winter staged another dramatic, come-from-behind victory, edging the Bolts, 4-3.
Last night they returned home to face the last place Arizona Coyotes. The Pens got their kicks with win #6 (in a row, that is). G Matt Murray pitched a 7-0 shutout on the 1 year anniversary of Coach Mike Sullivan's hire.
The Pens go for 7 in a row and continue their undefeated December when they faceoff against the Boston Bruins tomorrow night. Keep on PUCKN! Let's Go Pens!!!!
Our Pirates wrapped up the winter meetings last week. They did, officially, say goodbye to one former member of the team. LH Jeff Locke signed a deal with the Miami Marlins. It seems that former Pirates pitching guru Jim Benedict is trying to turn Miami into Pittsburgh South. First he signs former Bucco RH Edinson Volquez and now Locke. So long as their business doesn't conflict with Bucs business, we're cool.
The Pirates made a small move at the winter meetings. They drafted LH Tyler Webb from the Yankees organization in the Rule 5 Draft.
Our Favorite Black-N-Gold Baseball Team returned home this weekend for PirateFest, along with OF Andrew McCutchen. GM Neal Huntington and President Frank Coonelly had some 'splaining to do to the faithful that braved the freezing cold to get the temperature of the team. We'll see where their at and who is still with the team come spring training. Let's Go Bucs!!!!!