Double Drivel

With Dick and Mike

Double Drivel 2-4-14 Issue

Mike’s Commentary: Duke visited Peterson Events Center to take on Pitt last week in a good test to see where Pitt stacks up with the ACC elite. While the game was tight well into the 2nd half, Duke pulled away for a 15 point victory. Duke shot lights out from the 3-point line and Pitt’s normal staunch defense could not stop them. What I did see as Pitt transforms from the old rugged, physical style of the Big East, was a much more up-tempo Pitt offense. This will serve them well in the future.

Double Drivel 1-14-14 Issue


Dick’s Thoughts
For the first time ever PNC Park wil host an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game this season. The May 11th game versus the Cardinals will be shown.
Baseball America has named the Pirates as having the number 1 farm system in baseball.
The 2 best things to happen to the Pirates this off season is Carlos Beltran is no longer a St Louis Cardinal and Shin Soo Choo is no longer a Cincinnati Red.

Double Drivel 12-31-13 Issue


Dick’s Thoughts
Pitt won the Pizza Bowl 30-27 over Bowling Green. The win gave Pitt their first winning season since Dave Wannstedt was the coach. Beating the MAC champion is not a big deal, but beating them with the number of freshmen that Pitt used is. Pitt has sunk to a level where they were actually 7 point underdogs in the game. But again the future looks bright for Pitt when you consider that all 30 points were scored by freshmen.

Double Drivel 12-24-13 Issue

Dick’s Thoughts
The Pirates at this time have a huge question mark at first base with 3 months till the opener.  Right now it looks like a platoon between Gabby Sanchez and Andrew Lambo….YIKES.  Lambo is currently learning the position in winter ball.  So desparate are the Bucs they just signed first baseman Travis Ishikawa who hit 105 with 1 rbi for the Yankees and Orioles last year.

Double Drivel 12-17-13 Issue


Dick’s Thoughts:
Pitt’s Aaron Donald won the Bednarkik, Nagurski, Outland, and Lombardi Trophies, a clean sweep for a defensive lineman and yet was not invited to the Heisman Award ceremony. If a player sweeps every major award and can’t make the Top 6 for the NY Athletic Club, a defensive player will never win the Heisman. I just remembered the great Manti Te’o finished as the Heisman runner up last year.

Double Drivel 12-10-13 Issue

Mike’s Commentary:  While there may not be many things in sports as certain as having snow during the winter in Pennsylvania, there is one sure bet in NASCAR.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won his 11th consecutive most popular driver award. And while Junior naysayers will say that is the only thing he can win, Dale put up solid numbers this year, finishing 5th in the season ending standings, and scoring more points than any other driver over the 2nd half of the Chase.

Double Drivel 12-3-13 Issue

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Double Drivel 11-12-13 Issue

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Double Drivel 11-5-13 Issue

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Double Drivel 10-22-13 Issue

Dick’s Thoughts - Since 1976 the Pirates have won only 2 post season series.

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