Today’s featured “Record Of The Year” nominee is Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” as we approach Sunday’s big show on CBS. You have to root for Bruno since he is the one nominee (multiple by the way) that has a very cool connection to Pittsburgh. Seems his dad while raising the family in Hawaii was a fan of Pittsburgh’s legendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino. So much so that he give his son Peter the nickname, “Bruno”. And when that little Peter grew up, the last name, Hernandez was changed to the stage name “Mars”. There is no indication the Hernandez family are fans of the city in Pennsylvania of the same name. Darn. Anyway, may this Bruno be the kind of champion our Bruno was.

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