Year: 2008

Dominance II – The LeBeau Wall

Steelers Defense this Season: First in points allowed per game by .7 points over second place and by 8.0 points better tan the median. First in yards per game allowed by 23.9 yards over second place and by 122.2 yards better than the median. First in pass yards per game…

Still Alive Sour Kraut

Though work and family have given me a run for my money the last few days, I am indeed still quite alive. I apologize for the massive delay in posting, but I’m sure you all managed to survive without me. Now, the tasty bits of cabbage: Burgher’s farewell from Bram…

Dominance – PSU Repeats as National Champs

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Highlights This Year: The title’s is there second in as many years. The team has four first-team all-Americans. FOUR, there’s only 6 (7 with the libero) players on the court at a time in volleyball. National Player of the Year is a Penn Stater, and only…

Investing Pittsburgh: A Little Weekly Wrapup

This wrapup is little because little happened. The Dow Jones was up 0.17% and the Pittsburgh Fund was up 0.45%. It’s nice to be doing almost three times as well as the market, but I’d prefer to be doing it when the market is up 5%. Individually: It’s worth noting…

Investing Pittsburgh: Welcome PNC and X Adjustment

PNC’s stock has fallen over 37% since the first time I wrote it up in this blog as an exception to the downward market trend. The company has remained primarily the same, the major differences being that it has taken a few hits on anticipated loan defaults and it has…

New Addition to the Blogroll

The Honorable Rufus Peckham is not new to the blogroll. He is a regular contributor to the Men’s Blogging Society and the primary mastermind behind Carbolic Smoke Ball. He’s branching out now though on his own with Amicus Curiae. The about this blog reads, “We needed a forum to get…

Who in the world is Carmen Robinson?

She’s running for mayor. The interview with Sheldon Ingram makes her sound like an intelligent, viable candidate for mayor. At the end Sheldon points out that name recognition and political qualifications may be an issue. Let me just say that if Matt at Pittsburgh Hoagie is beating the P-G and…

Woy's Thoughts

If you’re not a regular participant in the Burghosphere you may not know who Mike Woycheck is. He is one of the “godfathers” of the Burghosphere. His blog, Have a Good Sandwich, is one of the oldest in the Burghosphere and he is at least partially responsible for Pittsburgh Bloggers,…

Investing Pittsburgh: Week in Review 12/8 – 12/12

I made several posts this week, so I don’t have a lot to add here, but: This was a good week, mostly because of Monday. The market was down 3.41% but the Pittsburgh Portfolio was up 2.36%. That’s why we have a large cash position, so that we can survive…