Monthly Archives: September 2012

September 28, 2012

Kevin Cook, Author, The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ’70s—The Era that Created Modern Sports

Kevin Cook, Author, The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ’70s—The Era that Created Modern Sports: First, can you let readers know how and why you decided to take on this subject and how you started doing so? I was a tyke in 1967, watching the first Super … Read Article →

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September 24, 2012

Lanny Frattare, Pirates Broadcaster, 1976-2009

Lanny Frattare: First, can you let readers know about your work now at Waynesburg University – how you got started there and what you enjoy most about the position? I have been an assistant professor of Communication at Waynesburg University since 2009.  I find it exciting to help create the … Read Article →

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September 23, 2012

Jim O’Brien: ‘Immaculate Reception’ was a lifesaver for Pittsburgh video photographer

Jim O’Brien: ‘Immaculate Reception’ was a lifesaver for Pittsburgh video photographer Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien The Immaculate Reception was a lifesaver for the Steelers in the 1972 AFC playoffs, but it was really a lifesaver for video photographer Les Banos.          The 2012 season marks … Read Article →

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September 21, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Mike Wagner now a safety for well-heeled FNB clients

Jim O’Brien: Mike Wagner now a safety for well-heeled FNB clients By Jim O’Brien, Columnnist, Pittsburgh Business Times On a clear day Mike Wagner can walk from his office to PNCPark and Heinz Field. So he remains close to the playing fields of Pittsburgh.  He’s had offices before where he … Read Article →

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September 20, 2012

Terry O’Shea, Steelers Tight End, 1989-1990

Terry O’Shea: First, can you let readers know what you’ve been doing since your time in the NFL and how you got started in this line of work? I’m holding up well. I have a wife (Amy) and two kids – Moira (13)  and Delaney (11). I’m self-employed. I was in … Read Article →

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September 16, 2012

Mark Mravic, Author, “Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold”

Mark Mravic: First, can you let readers know how and why you decided to write “Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold’ and how you started doing so? With this being the 80th season of Steelers football, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the … Read Article →

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September 13, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Pirates have provided us with a wonderful summer

Jim O’Brien: Pirates have provided us with a wonderful summer Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien It was well past midnight on Monday and I was still up.  I had planned to go to bed around ten o’clock because I had to get up early on Tuesday.  … Read Article →

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September 13, 2012

Daniel Piacquadio – Harold’s Corral Sports Bar

Daniel Piacquadio – Harold’s Corral Sports Bar: First, can you tell readers about how you got involved with Harold’s and when? I grew up in Pittsburgh and moved here out Arizona in ’87. I graduated from Seton-LaSalle high school. My dad owned a couple of  restaurants (Pasta Too in Bethel … Read Article →

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September 10, 2012

Michael Gablicki of Rusted Root:

Michael Gablicki of Rusted Root: First off, can you tell readers what you’ve been up to lately and about your new album and upcoming gigs? We just finished with our new record – we went to Philly to do that. I think this will be our best record yet. We’ve … Read Article →

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