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  1. To our beloved fans, Ron Burkle and I have reached agreement with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to sell a controlling interest in the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team. This is an exciting day for the future of our franchise. We want Penguins fans to know that we would only enter a partnership of this magnitude with leaders who share our values. Over the years, we have been approached multiple times by various groups interested in purchasing the team but never found the right fit. In FSG, however, we met an experienced group of leaders with a passion to win championships and a vision that aligns with ours. Just as importantly, they have at their core a stewardship philosophy rooted in local community impact and investment. It is a winning combination. As this new chapter begins, I am happy to tell you that Ron and I will both remain part of the ownership group. For the past 22 years, we have shared a special bond that allowed us to work so well together, keep the team in Pittsburgh, build a new arena and bring home three Stanley Cups. This is a new beginning, not the end of an era. I will continue to be active and involved with the team long-term, helping to oversee and guide the operation just as I always have. In addition to continuing my role, there will be a continuity of leadership with the club's senior management under CEO David Morehouse, COO Kevin Acklin, President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke, and General Manager Ron Hextall, who will all remain in their positions. I have been fortunate to be part of the Penguins organization for more than half my life and have had the unique privilege of your incredible fan support as a player and owner. Thank you for being on this journey with me and our entire organization. Together with our new partners, we will work tirelessly to continue to make you proud and bring another Stanley Cup back to Pittsburgh. -Mario
  2. Mario Lemieux to oversee hockey operations as Fenway Sports Group deal with Penguins almost done
  3. More Neil news... Neil Young Announces Recently Rediscovered 1987 Demos Album Summer Songs Ben Kaye Mon, November 29, 2021, 12:46 PM The post Neil Young Announces Recently Rediscovered 1987 Demos Album Summer Songs appeared first on Consequence. Neil Young’s archives are so deep even he doesn’t know what’s in them. In fact, he recently discovered a collection of 1987 demo recordings labeled Summer Songs, and despite not having any recollection of the sessions, he plans on releasing the album soon. Writing on his official website, Young said, “We are not sure of the exact original dates of these recordings yet. They were all given the same date in the NYA Vault’s records, but they all have a very similar unique sound. To give you an idea of place and time, Farm Aid and the Bridge School concerts had just begun their long runs.” (Farm Aid launched in 1985, and while the Bridge School benefits started in ’86, they actually skipped ’87 and ’88.) The vagueness stretches beyond the dates, with Young saying his team believes the sessions took place at the Broken Arrow studio “as far as we can figure.” They also aren’t sure who engineered the recordings, as Young admits, “I don’t remember the sessions at all!” These “sketches of arrangements we made to preserve the initial ideas” (as Young puts it) were recorded with just acoustic guitar or piano alongside “simple added embellishments.” The eight tracks — “The Last of His Kind,” “For the Love of Man,” “American Dream,” “Name of Love,” “Someday,” “One of These Days,” “Hangin’ on a Limb,” and “Wrecking Ball” — would later be fully realized on the albums Freedom, American Dream, Psychedelic Pill, and Harvest Moon. However, Young notes that “the words of these originals are significantly different from their subsequent master album releases in many cases. Several completely new and unheard verses are found in the songs of this collection.” Although the current plan is to include Summer Songs on the upcoming Neil Young Archives Volume 3, there’s the possibility of a separate Archive album prior to that. Research is still being done into the exact origins of the newly uncovered recordings. Summer Songs is but the latest archival release from Young. This year along saw him release the 1990 Crazy Horse live album and concert film Way Down in the Rust Bucket, 1982’s previously unreleased Johnny’s Island LP, a bootleg of his 1970 Carnegie Hall concert, and the “lost” 1971 live album and concert film Young Shakespeare. There’s also new material on the horizon, as his latest full-length with Crazy Horse, Barn, set for a December 10th release.
  4. But Lebron is a big guy. Can you imagine getting checked by him? I thought I read that the front office staff will be evaluated for the remainder of the season (as would usually happen with a buyout situation) so hopefully they'll all keep their jobs. But what happens if they beat the Bruins in the playoffs?
  5. Love this pic. Ringo tweeted it for the 20th anniversary of George's death.
  6. I'm not against the deal in general. The Pens have established a solid fan base now and have a new arena, so I don't think the Boston group will think about moving them. But it's sad that Mario is giving up a big chunk of his ownership share. He is primarily responsible for the Pens still being in Pittsburgh by rescuing them from bankruptcy and/or possible relocation back in 1999. For that, me and lots of others are eternally grateful. But I'm sure he has his reasons for giving up control, and I don't think he'd do it if he thought the Bostoners would move the team. Can Lebron play hockey? He'd be a hell of an enforcer.
  7. Guess we shouldn't be surprised but it's certainly a deserving album. Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band's 'Letter to You' snubbed by Grammys - fans are not happy
  8. RIP to one of the Pirates greats. Pirates great Bill Virdon, star center fielder on 1960 World Series champions, dies at age 90 Bill with a couple of other guys you may remember. That's a pretty good outfield.
  9. If Cincy struggles with East Carolina, anything is possible. Money talks, and ND=$$$. Of course Bama losing could make that a moot point.
  10. Anyone else think that if Cincy and Notre Dame both win their final games next week that somehow ND will mysteriously jump to 4th?
  11. Two new - Ghosts and If I Was The Priest (been waiting a LONG time to hear this one live) Two old - Backstreets (my fav one more time ) and Rockaway The Days (getting close to now or never for him to play it) Two for a rest - Sunny Day and Hungry Heart (but then what would my bathroom break songs be???)
  12. Saw it on Monday and really liked it. A solid end to the Craig era. But makes me wonder about the quality of criminals in this world. All these guys with high powered automatic weapons and none of them can hit Bond.
  13. Loved those old Pirate uniforms. A belt.
  14. It's even worse than that burghfan. The Chiefs game is on the road too. MAYBE they can beat the Brownies, but that's about the only possible W that I see.
  15. Maybe they shoulda played Haskins.
  16. Sadly, our pup Nabisco crossed the rainbow bridge yesterday. He was 14 1/2 years old, and we've had him over 10 years. He was originally a foster for us but we couldn't get him adopted because he had a lot of issues, so we just kept him. But outside of having heartworm when we first got him, he was a healthy boy. Then a couple of months or so ago, his eating habits started to change. Usually he would finish a meal in 30 seconds, inhaling like a vacuum cleaner. But he started eating his dry food slower, often one piece at a time. We eventually switched him over to wet food, which we've never done for a dog. That worked for a few days, but then he started turning his nose up to that. So we figured something in his mouth was bothering him. Took him to our vet almost two weeks ago, and they did a dental on him and extracted 5 teeth. We figured that would solve the problem. But then he never ate anything of substance after that. He really wanted to, was still very interested in food, but just couldn't bring himself to eat anything beyond an occasional treat. He went 11 days without eating, and it was painful for us to watch him losing weight and not knowing why he wouldn't eat. Our vets and the the vets at the local emergency room couldn't figure it out. We tried appetite stimulants and different meds, but nothing seemed to work. I thought maybe the vets had missed a bad tooth, or maybe something with his tongue. Finally, they scheduled an ultrasound body scan for him yesterday. The scan found that he had tumors throughout his body, on both kidneys, his liver, his spleen, his lymph nodes. In a way finding that out was good, cause now we finally had an answer and made our decision easier. Chemo wasn't really an option at his age, so for his sake we decided to let him go. As many of you know, not an easy decision to make, the 4th time for us, and just as painful as the previous ones. But we feel we did the right thing for Nabisco, and we just couldn't continue to see him unable to eat and wasting away. Hopefully now he's running with his sister Juno again. Rest easy buddy. We'll miss you.
  17. So here we are this week, yet another chance for a Tomlin era Steeler team to lose to a really bad team. In this case, that's the league-worst-record Lions at 0-8. Steelers have won 4 in a row to get to 5-3, and would seem to be in line for a sure win at home. Ahhh, but not with Tomlin in charge. As burghfan and I both know, the Tomlin era has been riddled with bad loses to really bad teams, despite the fact that Tomlin has never had a losing season as a head coach. So I decided to do some research and here's the highlights (or lowlights) of bad Steeler loses since Tomlin took over in 2007. Got a feeling another may be added to the list this week. 2007 loss to 1-8 Jets (Steelers were 7-2) 2009 loss to 2-7 Chiefs (Steelers were 6-3) 2009 loss to 3-8 Raiders (Steelers were 6-5) 2009 loss to 1-11 Browns (Steelers were 6-6) 2012 loss to 2-8 Browns (Steelers were 6-4) 2014 loss to an 0-3 Tampa Bay team that would finish 2-14 2014 loss to 1-8 Jets (Steelers were 6-3) 2017 loss to an 0-2 Bears team who would lose 9 of their other first 11 games and finish 5-11 2018 loss to 2-10 Raiders (Steelers were 7-4-1) 2019 loss to 5-9 Jets (Steelers were 8-6) 2020 loss to 2-10-1 Bengals (Steelers were 11-2)
  18. Well that's what it looked like to me he tried to do, Burns was spun completely around. Was it just a coincidence that Burns had to later leave the game with that same ankle injured? Maybe, but maybe that play had something to do with it.
  19. He's also being accused of being a dirty player. Maybe he thought the player he grabbed had the ball, but looks like a dirty play to me. Mac Jones accused of 'dirty' play after he grabs opponent's ankle
  20. My favorite song from one of my top 5 favorite bands. Jimmy Thackery is the man. The Nighthawks - If You Go
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