Matt and Steve are bringing you this week’s news and updates in Pittsburgh sports. From NCAA hoops coverage to major league content for NFL, NHL, and MLB, if it’s happening in (or in some cases affecting) Pittsburgh, this is where you’ll find out about it. If you’re a fan of soccer or golf, Matt and Steve have some highlights there as well.
This week’s show notes:
Riverhounds- the Hounds were in KC Last weekend to take on the Swope park Rangers. The
game ended in a 2-2 draw. The hounds next match is at the Bethlehem Steel this Saturday at 7
International Soccer -Matt got this.
NFL- Gronk Retirement – 29 yrs old, 3 time Super Bowl Champ, 5 time pro bowler, 4 First team
All-Pro, 2010-2018 9yr career all with the Pats. Gronk made over 70 million in the NFL and has
banked and invested all of his Player Checks. He has lived off of his endorsement deals. He
kept it simple.
Jordy Nelson- Retirement at age 34 and 10 seasons in the NFL. 1 Super Bowl ring, 1 pro bowl,
1 time Second team all pro, 56 million career earnings . Jordys wife Emily.
NFL- Rules Change- for a one year trial, Offense and defensive Pass Interference calls, and
Non Calls to be challenged . Under 2 mins the league will review all calls and non calls. This
was passed for a 31-1 vote by the owners. Others as well, pull article .
Keep an eye on free agency , still lots going on, the Draft is right around the corner starting
Thursday the 25th-Saturday -27th.
PGA Tour- Last week at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Paul Casey took the win with a
-8 for the tournament . Not all the big names played as they were getting ready fro the WGC
Match Play event that started today in Austin TX at the Austin CC. Rules change this year in
the scoring. Next week is the Valero Texas Open, then its Masters Week. April 11-14.
Penguins – there are 5 games left and the Pens actually look like they are clicking headed down
the stretch as they find themselves in 2nd position in the Metropolitan Division. Even with the
small amount of games left, there pens can still find themselves on the outside looking in with
the tight division and conference .
NCAA- the Tournament has yet again gone to the sweet 16 and I don’t think there is a perfect
bracket there. Its been exciting , and there is a chance still for a Duke/UNC Championship
MLB- Chris Sale with a 160 mill extension that could pay him well after he retires with the deal
structure . The deal is hard to figure out based on where the and who there money is due and
The Red Sox are the odds on favorite to win the World Series at 6-1, the Pirates are 80-1. MLB
Opening day is tomorrow , Thursday the 28th, the Bucs open up on the road in Cincy who had
a lot of additions to their squad this season. The Pirates are projected to have one of the better
Pitching staffs this season, there Defense loos to be solid, but the offense is where the biggest
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