Though dozens of women have accused Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as “America’s dad,” of sexual assault, his guilt or acquittal on the lone criminal charge he faces now rests in the hands of seven men and five women from western Pennsylvania. The jury began its deliberations Monday afternoon, Billy Penn's Anna Orso reported from Norristown. Cosby is facing jail time if found guilty.
Do you remember all those times when we said the Penguins were doomed and they couldn't win a title, what with all the terrible injuries? Kris Letang's injury ruined the season. So did Matt Murray's. Sidney Crosby's concussion was the end for sure. Come to think of it, we may have even said Justin Schultz's injury was the straw that broke the catfish's back at one point in the playoffs. And, well, we were wrong. But mostly our NHL expert Dave Lozo was wrong. So he's owning it, and having a heaping helping of crow, pointing out all the times we thought the Pens were sunk, only to see them hoist the Cup for a second-straight season.
The Pens won back-to-back titles for the second time in franchise history, so we wanted to compare this era of Pittsburgh championship hockey to the one of yesteryear, asking the all important question: Who's better? DJ Gallo broke down the current team of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and their title-winning teammates, and compared them to the '90s Penguins of Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Co. We took a look at individual accolades, team accomplishments, successes and failures and impact on the game to determine which legacies are stronger. It's a simple question with an impossible answer. Who would you take: Crosby and Malkin or Lemieux and Jagr?
Grab your sneakers and choose from a one, three or six mile run. Then enjoy a beer with friends. Run starts at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Penn Brewery at 800 Vinial Street (Troy Hill)
When: June 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join The Incline to do super-important research on the trucks that make their way into the Final Four of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck and cast your vote in-person for the Top Two, as we host the Final Four food trucks. Tickets are limited and get you samplings of local wine, beer and spirits. Food is not included, but we encourage you to buy dinner from your favorite truck before you cast your Top Two vote.
Where: Nova Place plaza at 100 South Commons (Allegheny Center)
When: June 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5
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In case you skipped over the first half of this newsletter (and have been living under a rock), the Pens won the Stanley Cup! That means there will be another parade through Downtown. According to city officials, the parade will start at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grant Street and Liberty Avenue before making its way to Point State Park. Check out the parade route here.
Not one but two (!) people who took a bite out of a raw, dead catfish to celebrate the Pens win have spoken out about the experience. In short? It was OK! Pens fan Jason Crystol told TribLive, "It was a fun thing to check off the bucket list. It was a good time – a cool story." Fellow catfish-biter, Flyers fan AJ Alleyne, told the Post-Gazette the fish did not taste good. Not even a Primanti’s sandwich could get that taste out of his mouth.