The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Blogsen-usThu, 24 Jul 2014 12:56:04 EDTThu, 24 Jul 2014 12:56:04 EDT still trying to make his mom proud colleague Philip Cmor wrote a terrific Mother's Day story on the main influence in Penn State football coach James Franklin's life. <P> His mother, Josie, passed away in 2007. <P> Thought I'd share the l.Mon, 12 May 2014 11:49:55 EDTShining up the (old man's) Chrome's)-Chrome.html It's post time for the Kentucky Derby, and I'm getting mixed messages from my resident expert, Dave Rudel.Fri, 2 May 2014 15:57:52 EDTTiming of Schiano's firing curious's-firing-curious.htmlAs we await resolution on the Bill O'Brien Sweepstakes, I found it very interesting that Tampa Bay fired Greg Schiano on Monday.Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:30:02 EDTPirates head to NLDS, but some local fans may be in dark,-but-some-local-fans-may-be-in-dark.htmlWatching the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Wild-Card game Tuesday night ---Pittsburgh's first playoff game since 1992 -- was a treat, a long overdue treat.Tue, 1 Oct 2013 23:30:02 EDTJones' HR barely misses unsuspecting bicylist'-HR-barely-misses-unsuspecting-bicylist.htmlWhen PNC Park opened in 2001, it was thought that the short right-field porch would be a home-run haven, particularly for left-handed hitters and that players would be hitting home runs into the Allegheny River more than occasionally.Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:47:59 EDT