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World Cup, Grilli comments, Pens ratings, golf variety

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Matt Gajtka

Matt Gajtka


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The Sports Omnivore is truly wide-ranging this week, as it looks both globally and locally for compelling topics of discussion. Polarizing broadcaster Gus Johnson has been assigned to be the voice of soccer's World Cup in 2018 for Fox; what does host Matt Gajtka think about the appointment? Also, the golf world turns its focus to match play this week, but why doesn't the sport use this compelling format more often? With Three Rivers, One Show on hiatus this week, Matt inspects curious inflammatory comments directed at independent bloggers by Pirates reliever Jason Grilli. What motivated such an outburst from a very Internet-savvy athlete? Finally, Penguins regional ratings are America's highest in both hockey and basketball; how can the team and ROOT Sports keep the momentum going?