Inside Conditions…Weekend Warriors

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEPittsburgh and the western Pennsylvania region was really a sports Mecca last weekend beginning with the opening of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp at St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe, Pa.The Meadows Racetrack and Casino featured “Madness at The Meadows” professional boxing in an outdoor setting that even an impending thunderstorm could not stop, although I am reasonably certain that at least two of the fighters wish that their bouts had been postponed.AT WAR—Dhafir “No Fear” Smith and Tommy Kapensky (Photos by Julio Torres)Last but not least, Pittsburgh got a taste of some serious soccer as two of our biggest allies from across the pond, the Manchester City soccer club from the United Kingdom faced off against the A.C. Milan Club hailing from Italy. Since everyone loves a good afternoon “spaghetti western” let’s call the three events, the good, the bad and the ugly.OUT—Jason Bergman KO/TKOFirst the good. The Steelers opened up training camp last Friday and as we all know in all training camps every team is a Super Bowl contender, until the regular season proves otherwise. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin seems to have filled most of the needs of the team at least theoretically, that may propel the team beyond an average 8-8 regular season mark and position the Steelers to make a run deep into the post season.  As far as the offense and defense is concerned the questions are at running back, wide receiver, linebacker and the offensive and defensive lines may have been addressed, at least on paper anyway.last_img

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