1. "Reeling" and Dealing: The Story of the 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Yet again, the Pittsburgh Pirates were sellers at the trading deadline. But this time, they may finally have a general manager that knows how to make a deal. Last week, the Pirates gave up Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte for four Yankee prospects...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about over 6 years ago 585 reads 5 comments

  2. 2008 NFL Draft: Steelers Catch Falling Stars on Day One

    Ben Roethlisberger must be smiling ear-to-ear right now. Sure, the Steelers could have addressed their serious offensive line needs in the first two rounds. Or, they could have selected a shutdown corner, which they have not had since Rod Woodson...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about over 6 years ago 1,555 reads 0 comments

  3. NFL: Dramatic Is an Understatement

    Well, the National Football League has done it again. I thought they had created as much offseason drama as they possibly could, but I was wrong...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about over 6 years ago 442 reads 6 comments

  4. Natural Wonders of Sports: What Would You Put on the List?

    Any sports fan not in a coma this weekend knows two things about The Masters Tournament at Augusta National. First, it's a tradition unlike any other, as ESPN and CBS reminded us every four seconds...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about over 6 years ago 776 reads 1 comments

  5. Pirates Logging in Overtime So Far this Season

    A baseball game lasts nine innings.Try telling that to the Pittsburgh Pirates this season.Eight games into the season, the Pirates have already played four extra-inning games, winning two of them...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about over 6 years ago 396 reads 0 comments

  6. Dear Atlanta Braves...

    Dear Atlanta Braves players, coaches, front office, scouts, fans, and minor league affiliates:We hate you.We, the fans of the pitiful Pittsburgh Pirates, loathe you. We detest you...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about over 6 years ago 978 reads 6 comments

  7. 10 Positive Things About Being a Pittsburgh Pirates Fan

    One week from today, the Pittsburgh Pirates will embark on what figures to be their 16th consecutive losing season, tying the mark set by the cross-state Phillies from 1933-48...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about over 6 years ago 4,334 reads 24 comments

  8. Joe Paterno: Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    Four years ago, Joe Paterno's contract was in its final year. Fans called for the then 77-year-old coach's retirement. High-ranking university officials made a house call imploring JoePa to step down...

    Erik Hoeke Written by Erik Hoeke about almost 7 years ago 1,427 reads 9 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Pirates: 2008 Season Preview

    The Pirates enter the 2008 season the same as they have the previous 15 years: with the taste of a losing record from the previous year...

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