The Pens’ big comeback in the Stanley Cup Final helped a South Side bar avoid some humiliation and turn the tables on its counterpart in Detroit.


It didn’t look good for Carson City Saloon when the Penguins fell behind 2-0 and 3-2 in the seven-game series. But the Pens stormed back to win the final two games against Detroit and take the cup back to Pittsburgh.


Under the terms of a bet, The Rock On 3rd in Royal Oak, Mich., has to hang a Penguins jersey outside for an entire day and send a picture of it to Carson City.


The Rock on 3rd also has to send Carson City a case of Stroh’s, Bell’s and Founder’s, plus a round of ribs and pizza.


If the Red Wings had won, Carson City would have been forced to give up a case of Iron City, IC Light and Yuengling, plus a round of pierogies and kielbasa.



Check out WTAE’s videos of Sheldon Ingram at Carson City on the night of Game 7 …


1) Fired Up! Pens Fans Ready To Rock On South Side


2) Pie In The Face! Carson City Fans Party Before Game 7


3) Carson Street Crazy For Pens!


Game 7 is a winner-take-all affair for the Penguins and the Red Wings, but a related bet is a sure winner for fans in both Pittsburgh and Detroit.

Cupcake Station in Birmingham, Mich., challenged CoCo’s Cupcake Cafe in Shadyside to a competition to see who has more fans during the Stanley Cup Final.


Each place is selling tasty cupcakes in the home team’s colors. One sale counts as one goal, and whoever has the most goals at the end of the seven-game series is the winner.


Check out the CoCo’s Web site for more info.


Bethel Park’s Bethel Bakery is also getting into the spirit with its “No-Cut Stanley Cup Cake” made from 24 individual cupcakes.

Check out the “NBC lineup” for tonight, provided by a Red Wings fan …

Nice try, but we think Pens fans will like this one better…

Because of NBC restrictions, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final will not be shown on the big screen outside Mellon Arena.

big screenA blogger for is calling on Penguins fans to contact the network and ask them to bring back the screen.

It’s highly unlikely, since the screen has already been disassembled and removed from its spot outside Gate 3.

But if you still want to make your voice heard, here’s the link.


You can see more about this story tonight on WTAE Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m.

Onion Spoof

June 4, 2009

Funny headline from today…  check out the link here –

Detroit, Pittsburgh Both Attempting To Lose Stanley Cup, Avoid Expensive Victory Parade



Best quotes –


“The Steelers’ championship parade cost us roughly $6.5 million in street closures, float rental, security expenditures, and sanitation overtimenot to mention the incalculable loss of man-hours for our struggling local businesses,” Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. ‘Pittsburgh can’t afford to forget how the four Super Bowl parades we had in the 1970s were followed by mill closures, layoffs, and a decade-long recession. Let’s go Wings!”



“I did everything I could, but Sidney Crosby just refuses to not lay down and die,” said Detroit netminder Chris Osgood, who allowed only one goal in each of the first two games and took personal responsibility for the victories.

New Benson Vids

June 4, 2009

Our old buddy Chris Benson is back with some new Pens videos. (You may remember seeing his spoofs on Links N’@ during the Steelers’ Super Bowl run.)



Here’s his latest “Burghability” video with Big Bob and Mikey at Mellon Arena’s Trib Tron. (It’s a spoof of the Bud Light “drinkability” ads.)





And here’s a dramatic tribute vid, looking back at the playoffs so far. Pretty cool!



Don’t Touch Sidney!

June 4, 2009

Detroit Free Press is at it again. Check out the “Don’t Touch Sidney” game on their Web site — complete with a tearful referee.



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