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01-11-2013, 09:35 PM
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There were witnesses to the Rainey incident and he has a history of issues going back to a threatening text to a prior gf. He also had a couple small incidents with the law during this season but I forget the specifics to those.

It is frustrating to lose him but he has only himself to blame and the Steelers also have no one but themselves to blame since they picked him despite the character concerns instead of using the pick on a kid without the character issues.

I think he had the 3rd most KR yards in Steelers history this season and that's with the new rule and way more touchbacks. Pretty impressive.

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Cutch will be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show. Pretty cool.

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Yeah, that is pretty cool.

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No Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the first post. I am dissapoint.
I keep forgetting they exist.

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I keep forgetting they exist.
they have a pretty nice new stadium at station square

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01-12-2013, 09:33 AM
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I keep forgetting they exist.
I'm guessing that that's the likely feel towards them in Pittsburgh.

10th out of 11th last year in USL.

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In their defense, they were playing at Bethel Park and Chartiers Valley High School stadiums. It was impossible for them to gain any fan support at that location.

The new "stadium" is pretty tiny (seats about 3,500) but it's in a prime location and there is definitely room to expand. Now that they're playing in a respectable venue, I wouldn't be surprised to see them gain some popularity in Pittsburgh. They're going to get tons of traffic by people who are just spending the evening in Pittsburgh and notice their stadium and decide to stop by for a game. If the goal is eventually a MLS team in Pittsburgh, this is how you do it.



In related Riverhounds news, they're having open tryouts this month for the upcoming season. http://www.riverhounds.com/home/673786.html


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01-12-2013, 12:50 PM
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The MLS in Pittsburgh would never work. It's too saturated a market for the MLS to make any headway, and that stadium is extremely limited in it's expansion possibilities (would likely need to quadruple in size to even get consideration as an MLS venue and I can't see that location holding more than 5,000...which would be pushing it).

It's great that the Riverhounds got their own place and I really do want the sport to make headway in Pittsburgh...but realistic expectations have to be in place. The MLS's successful locations are places that are a.) drastically underserved (Portland, Columbus) , b.) have recently lost teams in major sports (Seattle and Montreal), and c. have large first-and-second-generation immigrant populations (LA, Houston). Pittsburgh is none of those three.

I went to BPHS while they were playing there...not only did I never see anyone wearing any Riverhounds anything, I never heard or saw anything about them. I walked by their stadium each day and never knew when the hell they were playing. They really need to ramp up their community outreach and marketing if they ever want to carve a niche in Pittsburgh.

Anyway, I think the MLS is going to cap itself at 24 teams for the foreseeable future (adding the New York Cosmos, a team in Orlando, and a wildcard location in the next decade and places like St. Louis, Atlanta, and Minnesota are way above us on the pecking order).

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People in Pittsburgh just don't care about soccer, the same way they could give 2 ***** less about pro basketball.

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can someone give me a rundown on the Pitt basketball collapse last year? and to what extent has that collapse carried over to this year?

also No. 20 NC State upsets No. 1 Duke 84-76.

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I was thinking long term for a MLS team in Pittsburgh, something like 10-25 years down the road. I think that with the building of the new stadium, a lot of people in this city will finally realize that a professional soccer team in Pittsburgh exists (even if it's in a minor-pro league). The Riverhounds realize that they have to compete with much more popular sports for this city's attention, but the new arena is how you cultivate that interest. A step in the right direction.

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can someone give me a rundown on the Pitt basketball collapse last year? and to what extent has that collapse carried over to this year?

also No. 20 NC State upsets No. 1 Duke 84-76.
I would but it's just too depressing. I've been struggling through Pittsburgh college sports for the past couple years.

Lack of a big man really kills though. Dante Taylor may be the worst 5 (4?) star recruit ever. He has not improved a single facet of his game since his freshman year.

To be fair, this years team is very young, next year should be good.

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01-12-2013, 01:46 PM
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can someone give me a rundown on the Pitt basketball collapse last year? and to what extent has that collapse carried over to this year?

also No. 20 NC State upsets No. 1 Duke 84-76.
Michigan is #1 if they beat OSU.

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Michigan is #1 if they beat OSU.
Not gonna be happening in Columbus.

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Denver up 7-0 before Manning takes a snap. Very nice.

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Denver up 7-0 before Manning takes a snap. Very nice.
And now down 14-7 .

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Ravens up 14-7 very quickly

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What an insane quarter. All tied up now. Gotta think they settle down eventually.

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Very entertaining first quarter

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Ravens are giving this game away on special teams. Harbaugh looked almost ready to cry after that 2nd return for a TD.

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Ravens are giving this game away on special teams. Harbaugh looked almost ready to cry after that 2nd return for a TD.
Steeler-esque Special Teams.

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In their defense, they were playing at Bethel Park and Chartiers Valley High School stadiums. It was impossible for them to gain any fan support at that location.

The new "stadium" is pretty tiny (seats about 3,500) but it's in a prime location and there is definitely room to expand. Now that they're playing in a respectable venue, I wouldn't be surprised to see them gain some popularity in Pittsburgh. They're going to get tons of traffic by people who are just spending the evening in Pittsburgh and notice their stadium and decide to stop by for a game. If the goal is eventually a MLS team in Pittsburgh, this is how you do it.



In related Riverhounds news, they're having open tryouts this month for the upcoming season. http://www.riverhounds.com/home/673786.html
I'm sure I'll check out a game at some point and see how it is. Place is 10 minutes away and I'm sure it'll be pretty cheap.

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How badly does Dierdorf want Baltimore to win this game?

Tuck rule much??

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It'd be awesome if Manning could not get sacked on 3rd down for once. Jesus.

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