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BobPurkey34

  • joined Jun 06, 2010
  • last login Jul 22, 2013
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On ice or grass, we'll kick your ass.

Tyler Purkey
Age: 25
Hometown: McMurray, PA
Current City: Augusta, GA
Alma Mater: Peters Township HS, Pittsburgh
Favorite Sports to Play: Tennis, Baseball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Hockey
Favorite Pirate: Neil Walker (current), Honus Wagner (all-time)
Favorite Penguin: Chris Kunitz (current), Bob Errey (all-time)
Favorite Steeler: LaMarr Woodley (current)

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NCAAB Pittsburgh Panthers
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Tennis Rafael Nadal, Caroline Wozniacki
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Rossi: Asking price for Hemsky is "huge"

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According to Rob Rossi, Edmonton's asking price for RW Ales Hemsky is "huge", meaning at least a 1st rounder + an NHL player. The 27-year-old Hemsky is signed until the summer of 2012 at $4.1m cap hit. Would he be worth that price tag, if we want to make a deal? Who would the NHL player be? Shero has shown in the past years that he is not too willing to part with NHL players at the deadline but if he values Hemsky that highly, maybe it would be worth it?

Steelers to play in Ireland next season?

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According to the Beaver County Times, there seems to be a very real possibility of the Steelers playing a regular season game next year overseas in Ireland. Dan Rooney's connection with Ireland surely has a huge part in this, and the game would most likely be played at Dublin's 82,000-seat Croke Park (the FAI would never let the NFL touch their baby, the brand new Aviva Stadium). Good idea? Bad idea?

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Why Did Todd Graham And Tulsa Bomb In 2009?

Reader BobPurkey34 offers some good insight on why Tulsa went 5-7 in 2009 I'd be willing to bet that there aren't too many Pitt fans out there that religiously follow the Tulsa Golden Hurricane....

Pitt alumni and boosters want Pederson fired - or else!

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Reader BobPurkey34 Comments: According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a group of alumni and university boosters have issued an ultimatum to Chancellor Nordenberg that they want AD Steve Pederson fired, or they will withhold financial support. If the head coaching situation wasn't ugly enough already, it could potentially get even worse.

Devils trade Langenbrunner back to Stars

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Well, cross one winger off the list. The NHL-worst New Jersey Devils have sent 35-year-old captain Jamie Langenbrunner back to the Dallas Stars for a conditional 3rd round pick. Langenbrunner was drafted by the Stars in 1993 and won a Cup with them in '99. The move should solidify the Stars as a threat in the West, and I'm just happy to see him moving out of the conference.

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Head Coaching Carousel

Reader BobPurkey34 checks in with Pitt football coaching candidates A few notes as we continue to play "Find the Next Pitt Head Coach", Part II, along with a couple burning questions. First off,...

Rich Rod Fired by Michigan

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Well, it was fun while it lasted. The 38-point loss to Mississippi State in the Gator Bowl seems to be the last strike for Rich Rod. Wonder who UM will go after next?

New Sportscenter commercial with Ovechkin and Varlamov. Actually pretty good!

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New Sportscenter commercial with Ovechkin and Varlamov. Actually pretty good!

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Why Marvin Lewis should be the #1 choice

Reader BobPurkey34 outlines his reasons for hiring Marvin Lewis: It's Black Monday in the NFL, which means one thing and one thing only for coaches on the hot seat. Will they have a job in 2011?...

Paterno pushing Bradley towards Pitt job?

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"I think Tommy should be a very, very strong candidate. Tommy has done a good job. He is a good recruiter, a good coach, he's organized. And I think he certainly deserves some consideration." - Joe Paterno

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Alumni Game

A quick show of hands, how many people here are actually going to the Alumni Game tomorrow morning?  If so, where are your seats and also, do you know what the deal is with parking at the stadium?...

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Penguins Fan Holiday Survey

I saw a cool thread on BTSC (Steelers blog), and thought it would be a nice idea here.  Seeing as how it is Christmas Eve, and sorry if that isn't entirely politically correct for those who may be...

Arquimedes Lorenzo Suspended 50 Games

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Pitcher Arquimedes Lorenzo of the Pirates DSL team has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor league drug program. This is NOT news the organization needs.

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Al Golden To Coach at Miami, Is Holgorsen the Best Option?

Well, we can cross one name off the potential head coaches list.  As reported by the Associated Press, Temple head coach Al Golden will accept the vacated position at Miami, replacing Randy...

Despres Invited to Canada's WJ Camp

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Despres has been dominating as expected for Saint John, putting up 19 points (5 G, 14 A) with a +19 through 16 games. Hopefully being selected as a member of Canada's World Junior team for the 2011 Championships will be a big help in his development.

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A possible trade idea

Just stopping by from Pensburgh, but I thought of a potential trade that could really help both the Penguins and the Sharks.  Now first of all, on the East Coast, I don't get to see nearly enough...

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Pensburgh Age Survey

This came up last night in the game thread and was interested to see the results.  We'll continue the 2010 Pensburgh Census of sorts with the age question, following up the gender poll from before....

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Nnamdi Asomugha?

Earlier, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Oakland Raiders would be willing to trade any player on their roster in an effort to rebuild. This would include Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha....

Staal, Asham, Orpik and Michalek Skate

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This is fantastic news. While Michalek, Staal and Asham are probably still a few weeks away from being able to return to the lineup, it's great to see them all able to take the ice.
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He Bit Me! Pens-Flyers 2009 Revisited

Nearly a year ago, October 8 to be exact, the Penguins and Flyers faced off at the Wachovia Center (now Wells-Fargo Center, damned naming rights) in what was a huge early season showdown for the...

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Training Camp

Has anyone heard anything about the Penguins training camp this year?  I know it's generally been held at the Mellon Arena for the past few years and at some point in early September. I didn't get...

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Wins, Losses and Equality

Apologies for stealing your title, GoPens!...or maybe it's more like borrowing without permission? Your analysis of the point system had me thinking a similar, yet different way. Instead of...

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Best Players by Position - The All-Atlantic Division Team

If someone was to put together a team of the best players in the Atlantic Division, what might it look like? Here's my thoughts. This does not include Kovalchuk (Devils) or Gagne (Flyers), as both...

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Penguins Prospects 2010

As everyone is aware, the Penguins are set to kick off their annual prospect Development Camp tomorrow at Southpointe, with mostly every one of the big names on the roster - Tangradi, Simon Despres...

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All-Star Futures Game Thread

A little late here, but there's two Pirate prospects taking part tonight (Gorkys Hernandez & Bryan Morris). Also worth to note some potential prospects who could be trade returns for later this...

Congratulations Captain Shea Weber

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Defenseman Shea Weber has been named Captain of the Preds today, and while it's sad to know that he'll probably never play for the Penguins, many congrats are in order. He's one of my favorite players who is not a Penguin and he's been a cornerstone of my FH defense for several years now.

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Should the Penguins Retire Jaromir Jagr's #68?

Much conversation has been made lately about retired numbers in the NHL and the team's "Ring of Honor". It's common knowledge to most, but the Penguins have only retired two numbers in their...

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Beast of the East - Defense

Now that most of the big name free agent defensemen are off the board, who might have the best defense in the Eastern Conference? These are my projected Top 6 for each team, listed in no particular...

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Who will be traded this year?

The Pirates will be sellers at the trade deadline, we already know this. But who is gone? I think it's safe to assume that none of the kids will be trade bait, so we'll rule them out immediately....

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Evan Meek Scouting Report

Bottom line, does anybody have one or know where a good scouting report of his pitches would be? When he was named to the All-Star team yesterday, I checked his Wikipedia page and was appalled how...

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