Month: November 2008

Pitt Football

I try not to talk about Pitt’s Football program very often. Mostly because, when I point out that unranked Pitt who plays in a conference where the highest ranked team is 16th is not a peer to Penn State, people in Pittsburgh get irrationally upset. When I point out then…

Is Mike Maddison Taunting Us?

Mike had a particularly prolific day, posting great things here, here, here, here AND here. It made me sad to see that none of those posts dove in to one of Pittsburgh’s problems in an insightful way.

State of the Burghosphere

The Burghosphere has suffered some tremendous, tragic losses in the last few months. This has been lamented in SEVERAL places. What I think has been lost is how many blogs have come in to the Burghosphere in that time. While none of these have the quality or the following of…

PittGirl's Last Gift to the Burghosphere?

I’m sure this is an unintended consequence and it certainly does not make up for the fact that I couldn’t read PittGirl’s opinion this morning, but I speculate that the entire Burghosphere received a little bump from the MSM yesterday. The Post-Gazette published a story yesterday afternoon and Pop City…

Things You Just Don't Hear That Often

What made me take note of HFF inc. is the fact that they are the only Western Pennsylvania stock that I track that is UP today. They’re not just up, they’re up 10%. As of this writing, I don’t see any particular reason for it. It did spark some curiosity…

Mark Smith hits a deep line drive…

I know my readers have noted the fact that I have slowly pulled away from covering sports on this blog, but I had to pass along a post on “Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke?” There is a memory of the 1997 no hitter. I was fortunate enough to…

RIP Jane Pitt

In a departure for me, I’ve turned comments off for this post. I don’t want to be the blog that houses all the speculation on why she quit. I’ve read several oblogtuaries already, but I (and the rest of the blogopshere I’m sure) am waiting to see Woy’s thoughts, if…

Thoughts on the PAT Transit Mess

I’m planning on commenting on this again as 12/1 approaches, but for now (since they’re about to close the aircraft door)… I have a reminder on how I feel about the PAT Transit Mess and its solution. It’s pretty simple. PAT has to cut back because there are not enough…

Pittsburgh National Cick-Ass III

Details in today’s P-G and a few weeks ago in the WSJ show just how sweet the PNC deal to buy National City was. As it turns out, because of a “holliday” of a law that prevents companies from buying other companies just to post the other companies losses on…

I Hate to Be a Verizon Commercial, but…

They finally made it official. The Blackberry Storm’s Release date will be 11/21/2008. Which, if you were curious is only 5 days after my “new every 2” discount is available, nicely done Verizon. Above is an image of the email I received. Info on the phone is here.