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The King Returns

by on April 07, 2010 7:53 AM

The smell of freshly-cut grass is floating through major cities. Elbow-to-fingers tans are coming back in style. Weeekday afternoon plans are being made in the place of a full day of work.

It must be baseball season.

The City of Brotherly Love is on Cloud Nine after signing the game's best pitcher.

The City That Never Sleeps has been pulling an all-nighter since earning the title, "World Champs."

The City of Firsts (Is this one even real?) might be great, but still won't make the playoffs.

The self-described "City of Champions" is hoping for a winning season for the first time in nearly two decades. 

It's as exciting a baseball season as we've had in a long time.


Someone forgot to tell the NHL that it was in the 80s yesterday. They're still playing on ice!

Playoffs are about to begin, and the homes of the Igloo and the soon-to-be-a-large-crater Spectrum are buzzing. The cross-state rivals are both heading to the playoffs with the chance to face one another. 

Can the 'Burgh take home some more hardware to make up for its baseball team? Can the 'Delphia (Too much?) win at all in the playoffs?

Hockey playoffs are a must-see this year.


In the ever popular NBA... ah, nevermind.

The grand entry of MLS into Phila... you don't care, you say?

Well how about professional lacrosse? No?


Spring, summer, winter and, of course, fall -- Penn State football rules them all. 

How are the new recruits? What about next year's? 

How's Joe Paterno holding up? (Sen. Arlen Specter said JoePa's too young to retire anytime soon.)

How can we go on without Clark, Lee and company?

Who the heck is going to lead the team next year?

We know what you care about. It's like the T-shirts say: "State College -- A football town with a weak to mild interest in professional sports at crucial moments like championship games (and not necessarily even then)" or something like that. 

If you haven't already, check up on Mike Poorman's countdown to Blue-White. Every weekday, he answers another lingering question about the 2010 football season. Today he looks at candidates to replace Jared Odrick. Previously he's investigated the quarterback situation and the spectacle of Joe's new spectacles. 

There's something new on Penn State football every day, so be sure to check back frequently. 

But, please, feel free to wait until the commercial break of that NBA game you have on.

Terry Casey is a former managing editor of He can be reached at [email protected]
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