Pittsburgh. A Sports Town.

There is something special about Pittsburgh and it is hard to narrow down into just one aspect.  So I won't.  What I will say is that this city is crazy in love with their sports teams. This one reason Pittsburgh is great.

After the Steelers failed to make the playoffs, the town seemed to be in a depression of sorts.  Just before loyal sports fans were going to start lining up on the West End Bridge to jump the NHL owners and players got their act together.

Today is long overdue and Pittsburghers are gearing up for the start of the shortened hockey season.  Earlier this week there was a scrimmage called the "Black and Gold Game," similar to what many college football teams do in the spring.  To say this town is starving for sport, let alone hockey, is an understatement.  The game was on a weekday, was a scrimmage, and there were over 18,000 people in attendance.


Because of the short season tickets will be like gold and very hard or expensive to come by and I will most likely be watching the games from my living room.

Not to be lost in all this excitement of hockey starting today is that opening day for the Pirates is in 72 days and spring training is right around the corner.  Just last week Andrew McCutchen was voted to be on the cover of the "MLB 13 The Show" video game and AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) has finally joined the Twitterverse.

As much as I am excited for hockey and Pittsburgh's chances to win the Stanley Cup, I am equally excited for baseball and the warm weather that comes along with it.  I can't wait to take the kids back to PNC Park for a game.

Let's Go Pens!!!!

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