In news that's guaranteed to prompt the most angry phone calls to drive-time radio talk hosts in Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle apparently approached Bob Nutting about buy the Pirates a few months ago and were rebuffed, according to Dejan Kovacevic. My only opinion on this story is this: Bob Nutting has never, ever even remotely hinted (at least not publicly) that he's interested in selling the Pirates and any discussion about a potential sale is only going to be frustrating for everyone. So let's not discuss it.

UPDATE: OK, I realize that I owe everyone a lot better than to be all "whatevs" about it, as my friends at the Pensblog put it.

I, like any other Pittsburgh sports fan my age, love Mario Lemieux. I don't remember a lot about the Pens' two Stanley Cup runs because...

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