Jody DiPerna

Jody DiPerna

Fan Overboard


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Contributor since:April 2009

About Me

Ink-stained, underpaid sportswriter, voluntary trekker, omelette master, rabid fan



My Current Project

Rough & Tunble, my book about the Pittsburgh Passion Women's Full-Contact Football team.

My Greatest Achievement

I hope that's still ahead of me

I Truly Respect


How I Pay For This Wardrobe

Whatever I can pinch from unattended lockers.

Blocks I've Been Around

I don't know about blocks, but I did grow

up on the wrong side of the tracks. Literally. So I'm pretty proud of that.

Things That Really Happened

I got some altitude sickness craziness in the Andes when I sniffed something that may or may not have been illegal. Also, Myron Cope once bummed a cigarette from me.

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Commissioner of all sports leagues. All of them.

Why True/Slant

Because they said yes and I never say no when somebody tells me yes. Or something like that.

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Gab Bonesso's comedy, Bill Guerin, the music of Black Joe Lewis, scarves, "Breaking Bad," and reading about the history of Homestead, Pa.

This Is Annoying Me...

The NFL's "Brady" rule.

This Is Making Me Worry...

A certain Penguins defenseman. You know who you are ...

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

The NHL playoffs. And women's football season.

I'm Running From...

A Proposal.

This Is Helping Me Create...

A tidy work space. And anxiety.

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

ESPN's pimping international soccer. I'm suspicious. If ESPN wants it to happen, it will happen. Am I going to be forced to watch freaking futbol in my declining years? I'd rather be euthanized.

This Makes My Teeth Itch

Pink team sports apparel marketed to women.

Can't Do Without

Thorlo running socks

Favorite Voices

The late, great Myron Cope, Bill Raftery, Doris Burke, Lidia Bastianich, Mike Lange, Pitt women's basketball coach Agnus Berenato singing "Sweet, Caroline" at the top of her lungs in her office. And Butter, the cat.

My Secret Ambition

To master a knuckleball.

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