Random n@.

1. Tennessee is out of the NCAA championship with a ridiculous loss to Louisville yesterday. There goes my hopes of dominating the Sportsocracy contest. Damn brackets. I frickin’ hate brackets.

2. The Pirates’ Kuwata, who likely would not have made the roster, retired from baseball and was asked to pitch one final time for the Buccos of Suckitude before his retirement… he said no.

Neal Huntington even offered him a coaching job. Kuwata said no.

You see what’s happening here? If you can’t be part of the suck, you don’t want to have anything at all to do with the suck. You get as far away from the suck as you can. You do not stick around and coach the suck.

Smart move.

3. Rob Biertempfel from the Trib tells me that Byung-Yum! Kim took his cut from the team in stride:

BK didn’t exactly seem all broken up by the news. He was smiling as he packed up and left. Just as he got to the clubhouse door, he turned, gave the fellas a wave and said, “Good luck!”

You see what’s happening here? If you can’t be part of the suck …

You get the picture.

4. Sid’s back and he’s did something very cool. See the overhead puck flick at :42:

Also, Ruutu’s goal at 1:41? Brill.

(h/t Steve and this site)

5. More extras needed!

DreamWorks Pictures new feature film SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, starring Jay Baruchel, will shoot in the Pittsburgh area in April and May. Men and women of all races, 18 and over, who are interested in being paid extras as Hockey Fans on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 should call 1-888-937-3331 or go to www.pittsburghextracasting.com for more information.

Paid to pretend to like hockey? Go for it!

(h/t The Mysterious M)


  1. Steve S
    March 28, 2008 10:01 am

    Actually Sids puck flip and skate around was sometime in the second period. I don’t think it is in the above clip. Basically he did the give and go with himself right over the defenders head right in front of the goal. He was just a little too close to get a shot off.

  2. Kevin
    March 28, 2008 10:39 am

    The Trib did a story today about the suckers who stood outside in the rain overnight at Mellon Arena to get their playoff tickets. Because of the lottery system some people got tix and others who were there early didn’t.

    My question to these people is this: ever hear of the Internet? I sat down at the computer in my warm and dry house, made a couple clicks and had my tickets in about 2 minutes and then moved on with my life. Oh well- I guess they can try again for round 2.

  3. Mrs Pitsberger
    March 28, 2008 10:57 am

    What are you going to buy with your Shiny Quarter?

  4. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    March 28, 2008 11:56 am

    PittGirl, my bracket collaped with Georgetown’s loss, so I feel your pain.

    Um, Kevin, not to sound all mean or anything, but while I’m sure these folks have heard of the Internet and may even know how to use it, there are some people who do not have a computer or access to the Internet. I know it’s hard to fathom, but it’s true. There are also people who like to pay cash for everything so the Internet is of no help to them either. I’m happy you got your tickets, though.

    Finally, despite the suckiness of the Bucs, I’m kind of looking forward to the season. Next Saturday I’ll be on a plane to the Burgh for the opener, and I’m hopeful (still) that we won’t be in last place by that time.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. GreeneThumb
    March 30, 2008 9:47 pm

    Whoa Evie-that’s not even a farmer’s tan!