IX-A bit of scary news/rumor from everyone's favorite rumor monger, profootballtalk.com. They are stating the Brandon Marshall might be wearing purple when the season starts up. Pretty scary thought to have a young QB like Flacco and a stud like Marshall. The only real question is whether Marshall can stay out of trouble in Baltimore long enough to catch some touchdowns. More news today makes a trade seem more likley with the Bronco's coming out and saying they are willing and looking to trade Marshall.
X-Donte Stallworth is being sentenced to 30 days in jail, two years of house arrest, and eight years of probation along with a lifetime ban of the ability to hold a drivers license. I'm not going to comment on this one, as I'm sure their are lots of opinions that will be posted in the comment section.
XIII-The SBNation site Mocking the Draft just got a good scoop on the 2010 NFL Draft. According to NFL.com's corporate calander instead of late April, the 2010 NFL draft will be held in early May. Horray for me, my birthday is in early May, what a present! Although that means one more weak of Mock-Draft hell!
XIV-Thanks to newer member Michael K for the link to this glowing article from Jay Mariotti from AOL Fanhouse. I'm not going to comment much on this one, but if you only read one article in the Six Pack I think this is the one to read. Here's a qoute though:
"So many trophies, so little population. Per capita, that makes Pittsburgh the hotbed of American sports."
XL-After the Penguins won their third Stanley Cup many Pittsburgh fans were wondering if it was possible for the Pirates to get a shot at some glory. Some wondered if .500 was a possibility and others even proposed the Pirates might be able to swing into the postseason. The reality is this season will be the Pirates 17th consecutive season with a losing record and Bob Smizik is the voice of reason on all this optimism.
XLIII-Shaun McDonald came to Pittsburgh to compete, he wasn't promised anything and has been working hard to earn a spot on the roster. Scott Brown of the Tribune Review has a new blog post about McDonald and his hard work he has put in so far and how much more he will need to do to contribute.