Saturday, September 19, 2009

"SKIPPY REED'S NIGHTTIME ANTICS UNWITTINGLY CREATE "BLACKENED GOLD AWARD"

People in the media are usually loathe to admit it, but guys like Jeff "Skippy" Reed, Pittsburgh Steelers kicker extraordinaire, can actually help make their job easier.

Take for example the night that Jeff went on a tirade in a local Sheetz store because the paper towel dispenser was empty in the restroom. Stuff like this is better than any fiction that I could sit here and make up, so it provided a literal bonanza for the local scribes of Pittsburgh.


ABOVE: Paper towel dispensers bring out the worst in Jeff Reed.

One of those toner stained wretches--ahem--(me) even managed to parlay "Lord Skippyships" nighttime foray into another "BLACKENED GOLD AWARD" (my sixth this week by the way).

I can distinctly remember laughing out loud at some of the pictures that I found to include in this story and the cutlines that I wrote under them. Yes, the "PAPER TOWEL-GATE" story practically wrote itself and became, amazingly, the second-ranked story in the entire history of "Pittsburgh's Black & Gold". For this I will be eternally grateful to that Pittsburgh party animal, Jeff Reed.

So kick back on this beautiful Saturday afternoon, guys pour yourself a beer or, ladies, a wine cooler, and enjoy once again this second ranked classic.

By the way, our schedule is looking pretty full for this week. Tomorrow is the all-time greatest story in "P.B. &G." history. You certainly don't want to miss that. Monday we'll have commentary on the Steelers-Bears game, Tuesday Gary Gayda returns with a photo essay on the church spires of Pittsburgh and then on Wednesday we'll have our G-20 Summit Pittsburgh Robotics Tour that we'll be taking with all of the international media. I'm really looking forward to bringing that to you and to meeting the foreign journalists! 


 So without any further blathering on about it, let's get on with the good stuff, that number two ranked story:


"STEELER KICKER VICTIM OF 'PAPER TOWEL-GATE', SHEETZ SHOULD BE ASHAMED, REPRISALS EXPECTED

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WEDNESDAY-- CMU ROBOTICS TAKE CENTER STAGE AT G-20


ABOVE: Assembly line at CMU. "BE CAREFUL WIL ROBINSON!!!"