:10 All you future holdouts pay attention. Mike “I am worth 40 million” Wallace has caught some and dropped more. It takes practice time and contact to get ready to play this game and Wallace is just not ready yet. In the meantime… Catch the ball, man!
:09 Okay, here’s a joke, “Why don’t you see any kids walking in Penn Hills?” Answer… “Cause they ain’t got no sidewalks.” That brief and never to be heard from again was brought to you compliments of brother Shegun, he of the dark glasses fame. My brother, you are now in the locker room and you can stay there as long as you promise to not tell any more jokes. I’m just sayin’!
:08 Man, the boys from North Side really need love. I mean everywhere I go they want some “Overtime attention”…okay, Bump, yes, I’ll be your Huckleberry! (Val Kilmer, aka Doc Holiday in “Tombstone”), but you don’t have to twist my arm on this one. Not only is Larry “Byrd” Richardson one of the top 5 guards in Pittsburgh history and a two-time Connie Hawkins League MVP and tournament champion, he was quite simply the most magnificent ball handler and passer that I’ve ever seen in Pittsburgh and I’ve seen just about every great one there was from 1970 to the present, including “Hou-Din-Ni.” I cannot begin to tell you about this man’s incredible passes…but I can tell you this, “Magic” Johnson would be amazed! He could shoot the ball as well as anybody…would “D” you up and strip you clean and he could throw it down at maybe…5’8”! “The Byrd Man” could fly with the ball. Gone, but not forgotten, now playing for heaven’s hoopers! NORTHSIDE—HOW YA LIKE ME NOW?
:07 In case you’re wondering why so much basketball now and it’s still football season: No. 1: Basketball is what we do, man! No. 2: In case you haven’t noticed, the NBA got started last week. Anyway, when you talk about the greatest guards of all time from Pittsburgh, or for that matter western Pa., you better not have the conversation without talking loud and clear about Dwight “The Iceman” Clay. Dwight was a 5th Avenue great, Notre Dame star and, of course, made “The Shot Heard Round The World” to end the UCLA ’88 game-winning streak! Say what? Well, you tell me who else left the city league and went to Notre Dame…huh? That’s right, shut up!!!
:06 Rookie of the Year in the NFL? Yep, you guessed it, RGIII out of D.C. hands down, take it to the bank.
:05 Ike Taylor will be all right and he’ll come up big when it counts. But things will go just a little easier for him if he ate just a little bit of Humble Pie, sprinkled with a bit of “I am not the best in the world” and a dab of “I better get back to what got me here.”
:04 Ray Lewis is out for the season. Terrell Suggs is just coming back at 75 percent, Ladarius Webb is one for the season. Ed Reed is hurtin’ and the Ravens fall to Houston…do I sound like somebody that cares? C’mon man!
:03 I know you’ve seen “Friday” at least 10 times, but do me and yourself a favor, watch it one more time with the kids out of the room and the volume way up. Man, that is a classic funny movie. Easy 3 basketballs
:02 At the buzzer…hhheeereee we go!
•Put your dukes up for our boy Rayco “War” Saunders’ fighting for the title Monday.
•Something is up with the Penn Hills football team again and it ain’t good. More at 11.
•Hey A-Rod…see ya!
•God, please let Terry Smith and the Gateway Gators win the WPIAL and state’s and he can just walk away. I know you’re gonna want more than that…but I can’t say that in the paper mmmaaannn!
•The Pittsburgh Corvette Club Christmas Party is set for Dec. 8 at the Three Lakes Golf Course in Penn Hills. Get your tickets now. You know it gets packed. Call the Club at 412-628-4856.
•Don’t forget the Plum High School Girl’s Basketball Camp for 3-9-year-olds Nov. 3 from 8-5.
:01 Only 16 tickets left for the best night you haven’t had yet this year. The Fabulous Allure Models and legendary Kenny Blake present an “Evening in Paris” at Pittsburgh’s best kept secret, Le Massion Du Praix, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight. Wine and hors d’oeuvres, patio, gazebo, fireplace, wall to wall spaciousness, prizes and surprises and the intimacy you and your significant other have been looking for. Only $25 at this wonderful new bed and breakfast. (Beautiful rooms are available. For reservations, call Bill Thompson at 412-200-0878. For tickets, call The Champions at 412628-4856.
00: Double Overtime: On Nov. 3, Luther Sewell and Talk Magazine along with Tim Stevens and B-PEP and Champion Enterprises and 20 other outstanding community service agencies will present the most important get out the vote rally of our time from 1-4 p.m. at the Hill House. Other groups are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, call 412-823-4007. Please, please, get ready to get ready! It’s time to vote Nov. 6…and you don’t have to have an ID!!!