PITTSBURGH - Honestly, if I knew, I would tell you.
I would tell you who's going to win this evening's Big Game That Could Lead To The Even Bigger Game, but I have no handle on it.
I can make a strong case for either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the New York Jets.
It strikes me that this one could be decided on a bounce or a break or a momentary lapse in someone's concentration.
How or when that happens, who knows?
They're evenly-matched teams and the outcome won't be a big surprise, no matter who wins. There will be no upset winner.
Over on the blog at altoonamirror.com, I did a coin flip to make a pick.
If you're wearing black and gold, you won't like the way that turned out.
Despite my hundreds of years of watching football, that's the best I can do on this.
I think it's going to be a classic game.
But I don't know who's going to win.
Look at this way: If you win the pool at work, you won't feel guilty about not sharing your winnings with me.
Off the mark
WTAE-TV should have some explaining to do.
The station hired Tom Bradley as Pitt's head football coach on Jan. 5.
At 7:23 that evening, WTAE e-mailed a news alert headlined: "BRADLEY IS IT: Pitt To Name New Coach."
The body of the message said, "Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will be named the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh, WTAE Channel 4 Action Sports' John Meyer has confirmed."
Of course, the problem was that Pitt hadn't hired anyone. The university made its choice on Jan. 10, hiring Todd Graham from Tulsa.
Meyer's faux scoop, which was repeated many times on the air, was dead wrong.
To date, the station has not offered an explanation or apology for giving viewers incorrect information.
Anyone can get a story wrong. Things happen. But a credible outlet would own up to its mistake and try to win back the trust of viewers.
Despite Pitt's announcement that Dave Wannstedt would remain with the university's athletic department, he's headed to the Buffalo Bills as an assistant coach.
Somehow you had the idea he wouldn't be in the Pitt offices, helping to nail down a date for a 2012 cross country meet.
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