Newsletter for Sunday, Sept. 25
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Pittsburgh Passion, the city’s full-contact football team for women, held tryouts Saturday morning. (Photo via @pghpassion.)
ONLY 43 MORE DAYS
“Samwise Gamgee is on a new quest to save middle-Earth from a powerful foe,” the Tribune-Review’s Jeremy Boren wrote. Actor Sean Astin stumped Friday in Pittsburgh for Hillary Clinton, while Chelsea Clinton spoke at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on Saturday, per Jocelyn Brumbaugh of The Tribune-Democrat. Donald Trump‘s Thursday visit to Pittsburgh was met by protesters, one of whom was arrested.
‘LEFT-HAND HATE KO’D BY LOVE’
Actor Bill Nunn died at age 63 on Saturday in his Pittsburgh home. His roles ranged from parts in Spike Lee‘s “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game” to the “Spider-Man” franchise. Oh, and Nunn once took a joyride in “Mean” Joe Greene’s green Lincoln Continental, the Tribune-Review noted.
SAY IT AIN’T SO, MATT
Pens goaltender Matt Murray is out for three to six weeks with a broken hand, the team announced Saturday. He was injured Sept. 19 during a North American loss in the World Cup of Hockey. If Murray isn’t better by the Oct. 13 season opener against the Capitals, Marc-Andre Fleury may start, ESPN reports.
Come to the “Hamilton’s America” kickoff where you'll see a 30-minute preview of the PBS documentary, hear live performances of songs from the musical and get to enjoy food trucks and whiskey.
Where: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden at 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: October 19, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $15
THE INCLINE LIKES
THE ‘STEAGLES’ BAR: EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
A cozy little pub 265 miles from Heinz Field and 116 miles from Lincoln Financial Field proclaims to be a safe space for *both* Steelers and Eagles fans. Check out the history of Steagles in Wilkes-Barre ahead of today’s 4:25 p.m. game and a bit about Phil Simms’ “perfect QB,” who looks a lot like Carson Wentz with Ben Roethlisberger’s arm.
TWICE AS FUN RUN
The husband and wife team who both won the Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race 5K last year are back at it again today. Could Clay and Lisa Burnett, who finished the 3.1 mile run in 14:31 and 18:16 respectively, do it again? “That’s the plan!” Lisa told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Brian Batko. (More on road closures this morning from WPXI.)