If you're still catching up this Monday morning, don't miss Gene Collier's great story on Penguins CEO (and Democratic fixer) David Morehouse:
He has operated at the highest levels of government, making 17 trips around the globe on Air Force One. He has taken a master's degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He came within a mangled election of radically changing the course of American history in 2000, and again in 2004. His political skills ultimately helped keep the Penguins from loading the moving vans, and his people skills were critical in turning the team into a public relations prototype -- No. 1 among all pro sports teams in fan relations, according to ESPN The Magazine.
And still, even now, he's just sooo ... Beechview.
"He dresses a lot better than he did then," said Greg Gattuso, the defensive line coach at the University of Pittsburgh and a buddy from the old neighborhood. "He was always the guy you liked, always positive, always friendly. I was a nut case, but I never had even an altercation with him. If what's happened to him could happen to one guy, he was the guy you'd pick.