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Continuing a line of great white guards on North Broad, West Virginia's Dalton Pepper will transfer to Temple. He wants to be closer to his sick father: [CSN Philly]
Pepper would not confirm where he is transferring — "Not sure," he added, "Got to figure out what's up with father" — but multiple sources close to Pepper have indicated that it's Temple, his second choice coming out of high school.
Now before all you TU folks go getting your horrid Owl Ill shirts in a euphoric twist, let me remind you that Pepper couldn't crack the top 100 in most high school rankings, and he's only averaged 3.5 ppg over his first two seasons with the Mountaineers. He's not exactly John Wall or anything. Golf clap, though.
– Pittsburgh is awful: [WTAE.com]
Two employees of the Pittsburgh Pirates called for a boycott of a Kennedy Township bar that offered to cut the price of beer every time the Pirates lost.
"I've never heard of anything so ridiculous," said Estelle Aversa, who owns the Stroll Inn.
A sign in front of the bar on Fairhaven Road said, "If the Pirates lose, you win." The promotion called for a discount of a nickel off a pitcher of beer after every loss by the Pirates, who haven't had a winning season since 1992.
So let me get this straight… the Pirates are urging fans to boycott an honest establishment, during these down economic times, because the bar had a tongue-in-cheek promotion of the baseball team's woeful ineptitude? Pittsburgh is coming dangerously close to the Dykstra Zone.
– As we originally told you about, like, a year ago, the Mets began paying Bobby Bonilla $1.2 million a year yesterday. In 1999, Bonilla agreed to defer $6 million in salary. But thanks to interest and inflation, he is now owed close to $30 million. The Amazin' Mets, folks.
– Those of you who read Dan Carcillo's Tweet will probably enjoy one of his latest endorsement deals. Here's a hint: one of these sales pitches is real. The other? Not so much.