At The Finish Line 11-22…Where only the truth matters

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The Detroit Tigers sent Prince Fielder packing, along with $30 million dollars, to the Texas Rangers. Why you ask would they send a slugger like Fielder for second baseman Ian Kinsler? Three reasons.

#1 ~ Kinsler will fill a need for the Tigers at second base.

#2 ~ Fielder ain’t slugging like he used to, and

#3 ~ He’s fat mmmaaannn! Like I said, only the truth matters.

BILL NEAL

BILL NEAL

After being released by the Houston Texans after only six games, nine time pro bowler Ed Reed pretty much identified the Texan defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, with his father’s nickname . . . “Bum”! Reed suggested the defensive set-up did not fit the talent they had and Phillips had very few words for the Baltimore legend. And yet you’re still wondering why Houston has only won two games!

If you think for one minute that Manny Pacquiao will face embarrassment again after being knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez last December in Vegas, you got another thing coming. The Pac-Man bounces back with a firm decision. TKO in the end.

Former University of Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad after being released by the Houston Texans. Way to go Pittsburgh. You did a good thing . . . that quite honestly you didn’t have to do and at the same time brought him to a better place.

Bulletin . . . Bulletin . . . This just in from Monaco . . . That’s right, I said Monaco. And for you city league grad’s, that’s a place far, far away (No, not a few miles outside of Steubenville). Anyway, Charles “Buddy” Allie was just named “The Best Masters Champion of the Year” by the World Masters Athletic Council. Big story to follow – stay tuned!

See the celebration at the 38th Annual Willie Stargell Pittsburgh MVP Awards Banquet, Saturday, December 7th, also honoring Steeler legend Greg Lloyd and the Penn Hills Eagles Track Club Regional and National Champions. Special guest, Larry Brown, 4-time Super Bowl champion tight end with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Keynote speaker is internationally known Federal District Court Judge Reggie Walton of Donora, Pennsylvania at the Wyndham University Center in Oakland (formerly the Holiday Inn) 6:00 p.m. cocktail reception – 7:00 p.m. dinner – 8:00 p.m. awards – business attire – parking in UPMC garage only $5 – quality vendors – 50/50 raffle – tickets only $50 – call the Champions at (412) 628-4856 for more information.

YOU’VE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINE

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