Saturday, September 30, 2006
If any of our readers built up dreams of zany pranks, we apologize. Prank was the only word we could think of. We have realized that we basically have to trick these shows into talking about the Penguins. We aren't trying to be wise-guys or trying to get attention.
We understand we live in a football-crazy town, and we are behind the Steelers as much as the next guy, but the Penguins are 4 days from starting a new season and they have gotten limited exposure.
Well, the Subway Nightly Sports Call was hosted by Mike Zirrone, who I think is a robot. I'm not sure about the spelling of his name because the guy doesn't even have a bio on the KDKA website. I'm not even sure his name was Mike.
The Pensblog's good friend, Mike from Bridgeville, almost got through, tricking the producers with a Tyler Palko reference. The producers would have none of it as they shut him down.
Another good friend, Jim from Castle Shannon, used the old "Pitt beating up on bad teams" line to get on the air. For some reason, the producers let Jim on the air. Jim was gracious for the exposure and the Pens finally got some recognition.
Towards the end of the broadcast, they realized they had a Pens-heavy show on their hands, and let some guy (not of the Pensblog) on who talked about Marc-Andre. Excellent. This was all that we wanted. But we're not stopping here.
Bob Pompeani won't know whether to cry or wind his watch when he tries to job his way through talking about the pros and cons of Pens defenseman Kristopher Letang.
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