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What’s Brewing 9.16 ☕


Good morning!

And happy opening day!

I've always disliked how that term's needlessly set aside for baseball, with some even capitalizing it as if it's a holiday. But I digress. Because today marks the opening of the NFL season in Pittsburgh, as well as a chance for the home team to at least begin to atone for that tie in Cleveland.

Dale Lolley, Chris Bradford, Chris Carter, Sunday and I will cover the game. That begins in earnest with the announcement of inactives at 11:30 a.m. All of our advance work on the game is, as ever, on our Steelers team page. Follow along on our new Live Feed, which can be found by tapping the little lightning bolt on the bottom right of the app.

• I've got an all-Penguins Grind from the rink on Day 2 camp in Cranberry.

• Cody Tucker and Taylor Haase will be right back at the Lemieux Sports Complex today, beginning at 9 a.m. when the first two practices start, and then all through the sessions that last until 1:30 p.m. Cody will have a feature once it's done, and Taylor will track the prospects. Find all our camp material on our Penguins team page.

• Lance Lysowski has a good look at Corey Dickerson's falloff within covering the Pirates' victory last night in Milwaukee. He'll be back at Miller Park today for the finale. The visiting clubhouse opens at 10:40 a.m. Eastern time.

Pitt and Penn State both won yesterday, and Matt Grubba and Jarrod Prugar, respectively, have coverage.

• It's the weekend, so there's Site Stuff.

• I'll be part of the panel tonight on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word,' airing at 11:35 p.m.

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Monday: Lolley on Steelers
• Tuesday: Lysowski on Pirates
• Wednesday: Grubba on Pitt
• Thursday: Tucker on Penguins
Friday: Bradford on Steelers
Weekend: DK on everything


• Monday: Stats 'N At, by Golebiewski
Tuesday: Cartoon Canon, by Ullman
Wednesday: Buried Treasure, by Wolper
• Thursday: Carter's Classroom, by Carter
• Friday: Friday Insiderby staff
Weekend: Site Stuff, by staff


Lance is up in Milwaukee one more day:


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