Going For 2: Episode 5 – All the Sports Opinions You Never Asked For

by: Jimi The Intern
October 20, 2017

Going For 2: Episode 5 is LIVE!

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It’s been a busy two weeks since the last episode, and a lot has happened in the sports landscape.

With the MLB getting close to the World Series, we talk about the remaining teams but also throw some shots at the Washington Nationals.

In NFL talk, we try to make sense of this season right now. See how we think the MVP race stacks up without Aaron Rodgers. Plus, we try to help you make some fantasy football moves to improve your season.

We quickly give our two cents on the USMNT not making the World Cup in 2018, and how that affects the future of soccer in America.

College football is the hottest topic for us right now. With the playoff committee’s rankings coming out in two weeks, we talk about a utopian college football playoff scheme, and we break down how we see the current model playing out this season.

We cap off the episode by talking about Penn State’s two big upcoming games that could shape their season.

Enjoy! — Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, and TuneIn.

Game Notes

MLB Postseason

NFL Talk

Fantasy Football

USMNT

College Football

Categories: Sports, Web/Tech

Weekend Roundup 10/19

by: Sara Bozich
October 19, 2017

Cheers to the weekend!

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is in town through the weekend — Have you checked it out? Also noteworthy: It’s 3rd in the Burg (check out the Broad Street Market if you don’t often get a chance to get there), and it’s wine trail season! Cornucopia Wine Quest runs Saturday and Sunday at participating wineries.

I have very little on my agenda besides trying to wrap up more work (I’m in denial), and cooking the very last of my tomatoes (more sauce and a sungold jam).

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What are you doing this weekend?

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Categories: Featured, LivePA, TheBurg

Steelers Week 7: Cheers, Jeers & Fears

by: Jimi The Intern
October 18, 2017

James Harrison is the football version of a relief pitcher.

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He walks out like Mariano Rivera with “Renegade” playing in the background (instead of “Enter Sandman”) and takes the ball from the young guns to show them how it’s done.

“Oh mama I’m in fear for my life from the long-arm of the law,” should ring in opposing offensive linemen’s and quarterbacks’ heads when he steps on the field.

Harrison went classic Deebo on the fateful sack that sealed the deal on another great win at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Steelers proved me wrong on Sunday. I didn’t think they would look bad, I just thought there was too much stacked against them to come out with a win.

Sure, it took a crazy bounce and catch by AB to get the win, but sometimes you need that luck to win on the road. I’m not complaining, and neither should you.

Brown and Bell balled-out to the tune of 349 total yards and two touchdowns between them. For any of the naysayers, Bell is surely back to form.

Now Pittsburgh faces a divisional game at home against a Bengals team still trying to find its way. It’s going to be a scrappy game, but this is a chance for the Steelers to distance themselves even more in the AFC North.

Here are my cheers, jeers, and fears for this week’s matchup against the Bengals.

Cheers

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I could go a few different ways with this, but I am going to give this one to the defense, and specifically, the front seven.

Kansas City had nine yards of total offense in the first half and didn’t even get a first down until after the two-minute warning.

They were dominant.

After getting torched by Leonard Fournette the week prior, this defense stopped the leagues’ leading rusher in his tracks, holding Kareem Hunt to only 21 rushing yards on nine carries.

The defense still has room to grow, mainly with Artie Burns in coverage, but it was overall a very encouraging effort.

Jeers

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Pittsburgh needs to find a way to punch it in once they get down inside the 20. This is what will win you championships, not field goals.

I like that they got a little creative with splitting Bell out as a receiver, but sometimes I would rather have him in the backfield pass protecting for Ben with an option to slip our for an easy catch and run.

It’s nit-picky, but it’s something to keep an eye out for going forward.

With the weapons of Bell, Brown, Bryant, and now an emerging JuJu, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Fears

A common thought during the Tomlin-era is that the Steelers only play to the level of their opponent.

There is some validity to this claim considering some inexplicable losses to bad teams in the past. If Pittsburgh wants to have a special season, they must beat the teams they are supposed to beat.

The Bengals this week could fall into that “playing down to their opponent” category. Andy Dalton has not played well, and the only redeeming person on that team has been AJ Green.

Joe Mixon is an up-and-coming running back but lacks experience.

I expect the defense to get after Dalton and force him to throw at least one interception, if not a pair, by the fourth quarter.

This sets up as another game where Bell could see a heavy workload and bust out for another 100+ yard game.

I think Pittsburgh has found their groove and will take advantage of a struggling Bengals team to win 30-17.

Categories: Sports, Steelers

More Upscale Living Options Slated for Downtown Harrisburg

by: Sara Bozich
October 18, 2017

Downtown Harrisburg’s iconic Restaurant Row is getting a new addition.

While it’s not a new BYOB bistro or craft cocktail lounge, the new project would have you living just steps away from Second Street’s bars and restaurants.

Harristown Enterprises, Inc. announced plans to develop new upscale apartments at 221 N. Second St., located in the heart of “Restaurant Row.”

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The new project will include 10 one-bedroom and two two-bedroom apartments plus first-floor retail space.

“Upscale apartments in the downtown are in high demand,” said Brad Jones, President and CEO of Harristown Enterprises Inc. “We want to bring more exciting, unique, and desirable apartments to the market to grow the number of downtown residents and to support retail and restaurant activity along this corridor.”

This is not Harristown’s first venture with downtown living. Since 2015, the group has reinvested around $40 million into downtown Harrisburg projects.

Recently, they opened three upscale complexes — The Flats @ Strawberry Square, Fifteen @ TwentyTwo, and SoMa on Third.

At the end of summer, they revitalized the SoMa (South of Market) area on South Third St. with bright lights and banners.

JOIN US » 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 for SoMa PumpkinFest 

Event: SoMa Pumpkinfest 10/26

In the coming weeks, Harristown also celebrates the opening of new retail, dining and healthcare centers inside Strawberry Square, with the addition of Provisions, Freshido, and UPMC Pinnacle Health Strawberry Square FamilyCare, respectively.

Categories: Harrisburg, LivePA

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