Daily Archive: September 26, 2012

Sports

Steelers use bye week to prepare for Eagles

The Steelers bye week couldn’t have come at a better time. After the stunning 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders they have to stop and take a good hard look at their defense, running game and special teams. Granted they were playing without their two best defensive players against the Raiders, with James Harrison and Troy Polamalu out with injuries, however a good team is supposed to beat a bad team without all its weapons. The Steelers defense totally broke down in the second half making Carson Palmer look like Tom Brady. He picked them apart with no pressure at all from the Steelers front line or linebackers, and the secondary couldn’t defend at all without holding the receivers. SAVED BY THE FLAG—Antonio Brown fumbles the ball near the goal line while being brought down by Raiders linebacker Philip Wheeler in Oakland, Calif., Sept. 23. An unnecessary roughness penalty against the Raiders was called on the play giving the Steelers a touchdown. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Sports

Inside Conditions…Illegal trespass

Tres•pass (trsps, -ps)intr.v. tres•passed, tres•pass•ing, tres•pass•es 1.To commit an unlawful injury to the person, property, or rights of another, with actual or implied force or violence, especially to enter onto another’s land wrongfully. Was the pride of the Steelers injured as they swaggered or should I say staggered into the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Sunday? The late Howard Cosell might say dem “came, saw and lost.” They came, they saw their defense play “unpreventable” defense disguised as prevent and came home losers, really bad losers.

Sports

Timing off in Pacquiao offer to Mayweather

(AP)–There’s always something to sell in boxing, some angle to make you pay. The latest from Manny Pacquiao is he’s willing to do everything but pick up Floyd Mayweather Jr. and drive him to the arena to make the megafight boxing has been waiting way too long for. Pacquiao says Mr. Money can have more money, and get top billing. He can watch him take his steroid tests, and even choose the food at the prefight press conference if he wants. “He can even wear my trunks if it gets him in the ring with me,” Pacquiao said. “I want to fight Floyd Mayweather next.”

Lifestyle

BCC Ministries hosts ­Circle of Courage Awards

On Sept. 1, individuals representing a cross-section of industries and ministries gathered for the Pittsburgh Circle of Courage Awards. The event was held at the Doubletree Hotel Monroeville. The Pittsburgh Circle of Courage Awards is sponsored by BCC Ministries and is designed to be a source of encouragement to individuals who have displayed faith and courage in their careers, ministries and other aspects of life. VINCE SIMS, REV. ANDREW NEWBERRY, CHAZ KELLEM Pittsburgh Circle of Courage awardees were announced at the event. Proceeds will benefit the numerous ministries of BCC Ministries.

Lifestyle

Church Circuit

Pastoral Installation SEPT. 29—St. Paul Baptist Church, 49 S. McKean Ave., Donora, Pa., will host its Pastoral Installation at 11 a.m. This will be the installation of Rev. Lee A. Haney Sr. The guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Larry W. Jordan of Maryland, along with Rev. George Williams, who will preside over the installation ceremony. The Triumph Baptist Church Mass Choir and the St. Paul Baptist Church choir will provide the music. Dinner will be served after the service. For more information, call Mary Youngblood at 724-379-7054.