Pittsburgh Mid-Day Roundup: FanSided Has Your Sports Break


For the sports fans that gather where the three rivers meet, October is looking good in Pittsburgh. Let’s take a look around the City of Bridges.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing to host the Chicago Cubs Wednesday in the National League Wild Card match-up. The crew of the Jolly Roger went 53-28 along the North Shore this season. It should be noted the Bucs went 8-11 against the Boys from the North Side of the Windy City.

Clint Hurdle’s squad established a single-season attendance record for the second consecutive year with a total of 2,498,596 at PNC Park. The average was 30,847 per contest.

Jose Negron of Rumbunter has his top five moments of the Pirates 2015 regular season. Just missing out was Jung Ho Kang’s two home run performance Tuesday, Aug. 25 at PNC Park against the San Francisco Giants.

Rumbunter‘s Jason Rollinson examines the career of the Pirates Aramis Ramirez. He is one of the Bucs who left, but then came back to the Steel City.

Harv Aronson, here at City Of Champions Sports, takes a look at the Pirates and the Cubs facing off in the N.L. Wild Card game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers at 2-2 are in second place in the AFC North Division, behind the Cincinnati Bengals, who are 4-0. The Black and Gold are preparing for a Monday night meeting on Oct. 12 against the Chargers in San Diego.

Over at Still Curtain, Jesse Kirkendall shines a light on the reasons running back DeAngelo Williams holds a vital role in Todd Haley’s offense.

The Still Curtain‘s Kim Myers comments on the Pittsburgh Steelers change from Josh Scobee to Chris Boswell at placekicker.

Harv Aronson was busy at the keyboard for City Of Champions Sports as he rewound the game film and came up with the four keys in the Steelers loss to the Ravens.

The Pittsburgh Penguins concluded the pre-season with a 3-5 mark. Someone to watch is 18-year-old right wing Daniel Sprong, who impressed the front office enough to make the roster out of training camp. Mike Johnston’s crew opens the season on the road Thursday against the Stars in Dallas.

Mike Necciari at Pens Labyrinth has questions about Sprong and left wing David Perron at the end of the pre-season schedule.

Meanwhile, Dan Kingerski of Pens Labyrinth has his National Hockey League predictions including how Pittsburgh and the rest of the Metropolitan Division should play out.

We wrap up this session with Atlantic Coast Conference college football action. City Of Champions Sports‘ Brett Tunno reports on how the Pitt Panthers defeated Virgina Tech over the weekend.

Have a great rest of the day this Monday!

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