Daily Archive: December 10, 2010

Sports

Pitt, Kentucky to play in BBVA Compass Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Pittsburgh and Kentucky will meet in the BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 8. The Panthers (7-5, 5-2) were in position to claim the Big East Conference’s bid to a BCS bowl before losing to rival West Virginia 35-10 on Nov. 26. Instead, Pitt will play in a bowl with a projected $600,000 payout, the second lowest of any bowl game. No. 22 West Virginia (9-3) will face N.C. State (8-4) in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 28 at the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium in Orlando.

Sports

Overtime

:10 I know we’ve all seen it a hundred times and I know everyone has their own list. You got Rocky, Slapshot, The Natural, Bingo Long and the Traveling All-Stars and now Blindside. But I tell you what, you’ll have a hard time not making “Remember the Titans” the No. 1 sports movie of all time. Denzel Washington at his best, the true life history of the story, the music and the on the field action…It’s hard to beat. BILL NEAL :9 And call they did! Some of you, no—a lot of you—called in to get me told about my “Top Ten Best Jumpers Ever” list. Here’s an update. “Neal, How you gonna have a top 10 without Jim McCoy? There’s a reason they called him “Jumpin’ Jim” McCoy!”

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Lifestyle

Rejection

Every time I listen to news stories filled with violence and young people I wonder what is the problem with our young people. Recently a young man killed his girlfriend because she rejected him. No one wants to be rejected, no one wants to lose. I don’t think a large portion of today’s youth understand winning and losing. Part of the problem begins with the adults. I have witnessed kids on a team where everyone gets a trophy, the winners and the losers. To me that makes no sense. It seems the coaches don’t want to hurt the self-esteem of the child that loses. That is not the real world. Someone is not going to get the job, the guy doesn’t always get the girl, or vice versa. Everything is not for you.

Lifestyle

Vaccines Not just for kids:

by Janice KopelmanFor New Pittsburgh Courier As children, most of us stayed current on vaccinations under the watchful eye of our parents and pediatricians. As we grew, our parents and doctors made sure we were protected from any vaccine-preventable diseases surrounding us. But as adults, we may put our own health needs on the backburner because we’re so busy making sure that our families and our jobs are in order. Perhaps it’s because we have the misconception that we just don’t need vaccinations. JANICE KOPELMAN