Psst, the big, bad bully doesn’t seem big or bad this year

September 17, 2023 College College Sports Column Tim's Two Cents Football Pittsburgh Sports

Psst. Psst. Hey, have you heard?

Come closer.

*Whispering very quietly*…It seems like the SEC might not be very good this year.

No, no, no. Stop cheering. Keep it down. We don’t want to jinx it.

LSU lost to…

Message sent

September 10, 2023 College Sports Column Tim's Two Cents Football

College football is officially in full swing.

I know this because Gus Johnson is losing his voice, Lee Corso is wearing mascot heads, and Nick Saban has another Heisman hopeful quarterback.

What’s that?

Oh, Texas was wearing…

Here We Go 2023

September 3, 2023 Column Tim's Two Cents Football

Here we go again.

The NFL season kicks off this Thursday night. On paper the NFC has a ton of duds, and the AFC is loaded.

The AFC has Kansas City, the defending champs with their otherworldly quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Cincinnati…

Time to tame the beast: youth sports

August 26, 2023 Column Tim's Two Cents

As a kid I loved sports.

If I wasn’t watching a game on TV, I was outside playing some version of a sport.

Even inside my house I would get nerf balls out and play make believe games in my living room.

If it was football season…

2023 Two Cent College Football Preview

August 19, 2023 Penn State Football College Sports Column Tim's Two Cents Football


Let’s hit the pause button on who is playing where next year. Let’s halt the NIL complaints for at least a couple days. Let’s not discuss the bajillions ESPN, Fox, NBC, Peacock, et al. pay to televise college football. At least for a…

Should you believe in these young Bucs?

August 13, 2023 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents

Many sports fans have moved baseball to the back burner to start focusing their attention on football.

Typically Pittsburgh Pirates fans are clamoring for the start of football season long before mid-August. Certainly by this time all but the…

I told you so

August 6, 2023 College Sports Column Tim's Two Cents Football Pittsburgh Sports The Forgotten Seasons

I hate to say, “I told you so”.

I told you so.

Okay, so I really didn’t mind telling you.

Last week I wrote about the college football landscape being changed, but not for the better. Sure enough, by week’s end the Pac-12 had…

History be damned when there is money involved

July 30, 2023 Baseball Basketball - NBA College Sports Column Tim's Two Cents Football

Hey you oldster fanatics.

Yea, you.

Remember the days when we only got one or two College football games each Saturday?

I admit that I love being able to watch college football from Thursday evening to Saturday late at night.…

Musings from the Jersey Shore

July 23, 2023 Column Tim's Two Cents

Every year the Jersey Shore calls me and my son back for our week of summer vacation. Every year we have a blast. It does cut me off from reality to a certain extent. The sports world becomes somewhat secondary for the week.

I do pay attention…

Enough with the NCAA already

July 16, 2023 College Sports Column Tim's Two Cents

What is old and decrepit, looks confused constantly, and has no teeth?

Nah, it isn’t your neighbor’s 24 year old cat but good guess.

The correct answer is the NCAA.

If you follow college athletics at even a rudimentary level…