Category : Sports

Excited About the Pirates

I’m sitting in the airport in New York hoping to ride stand-by on the 2:15 to Pittsburgh because I am STOKED about seeing the Pirates this weekend (I have tickets to the Friday and Saturday games).  I haven’t made it to a game since opening weekend and the season has…

Sometimes It’s Supposed to be Tough

Note: Did you really expect anything besides a sports analogy today? In sports or in business, winning is why we play the game.  It’s for the rush of that moment when we slay our fiercest opponent and get to toast our victory.  The thing people talk about less in sports…

Finding Talent When You’re Not a Big Boy

The Pirates seem to be close to a deal with the New York Yankees to trade a minor prospect or two to the Yankees for veteran starting pitcher A.J. Burnett.  The deal, on its surface, would seem to be the exact opposite of the Pirates’ MO.  It’s not though, it is anticipated…

Deliberation

I’m tempted to write a whole lot about Penn State’s Board of Trustees and Joe Paterno this morning, but I’m not going to.  We don’t know the facts yet, and whatever I wrote I might well end up eating my words (I fear there may be much more to learn…

Sometimes Life Isn’t Fair

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a rough stretch the last couple days.  Losing both last nights game and the previous one in extra innings.  They’ve played 28 innings in 2 days and have only two losses to show for it.  One of the games shouldn’t even have been a loss,…

The Pirates and the “Miraculous” Recovery

Something a little different about my morning cup of ESPN this morning… The PIRATES are on the front page for a good reason. Let’s be honest… this kind of success is hard to relate to startups, we can look at it as a larger enterprise though.  The Pirates are a…

30-30

Today and tomorrow are both travel days for me, so I can’t make it down to the park for the game tonight.  If you can, go down and cheer on our .500 Pirates!

What we Can Learn From the Pirates About Setting Goals

In 2000, the Pirates went 1-7 after reaching 19-21. In 2002, the Pirates went 1-9 after reaching 31-33. In 2003, the Pirates lost seven in a row after reaching 14-14. In 2004, the Pirates went go 1-14 after reaching 23-22. In 2005, the Pirates lost five in a row after…

Taking a Day…

I’m taking the day off of blogging so that I can knock some things out (fortunately Brent Johnson already took care of Rick DiPietro for me) before the day wraps up. Like many Pittsburghers, I don’t want any work hanging over me this weekend.

The Steelers and Good Business Models

I always say that in investing you want to buy stock in a company that has a business that’s so good that an idiot can run it, because sooner or later one will. -Warren Buffet The startup is a wonderful thing, when a company has 3 or 5 or maybe…