Month: May 2008

Sour Kraut

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a condiment. According to Yahoo, the Pirates are the worst franchise in (not baseball but…) all of professional sports. Ouch. Good news though, we added a .207 hitter to our bench. Grumble grumble grumble. The Post-Gazette runs two front page presidential politics articles….

Pens vs. Flyers by the numbers

The IMPORTANT stats from the 8 games between them this year, that’s a total of 540 minutes of hockey: 27 – Thee number of MAJOR penalties called on the two teams. 16 – The number of MISCONDUCT penalties called on the two teams. 104 – The number of MINOR penalties…

Contending in 2008

An open letter to new GM Neal Huntington: Neal, First of all, I wanted to say welcome to Pittsburgh, we’re glad to have someone with your baseball pedigree working for our team. I’m the kind of guy you’re not going to find many of in Pittsburgh, a baseball fan. I…

Maybe I'll Beet Chris Briem to This Post

I did, according to my Google Reader, Chris has not happened across this very interesting map at CNN. What it allows you to do is project the remaining races and the superdelegates to see who would win the democratic primary. I think that the media is tired of hearing from…

Elivis is Still in the Building

The title references the Mike Lange expression, if you don’t know it, watch some hockey. The post is about the November election. It seems one of Rauterkus‘ Running Mates thinks Obama (courtesy of Rev. Wright) is out of the election. If you ask some liberals, they’ll tell you McCain already…

Merger Talks but no Merger Walks

I mentioned this briefly in the Sunday Kraut, but it appears that the closed door meeting with municipal government officials from around the city may have been more important then I expected. The trib covered some response to the meetings that I noticed this morning. I couldn’t find it in…

Boy O' Boy

I don’t normally take much space here to let you in on the life of Burgher Jon, but I can not resist this morning. Guess where I am writing this morning… Atlanta? New York? DC? No, PITTSBURGH. It turns out my next client, is one of Pittsburgh’s own companies. Representing…

Sunday Sour Kraut Buffet

Sour Kraut tastes better on the Lord’s Day, in fact it comes in three varieties! Burgher Jon’s Homemade Sour Kraut, two good reasons the Burgh ROCKS… I watched the last Pens game from the Atlanta Airport. I was one of about 8 people from Pittsburgh (or formerly for Pittsburgh) who…

Bridging the Nerd to Nerd Gap

Alternative Title: From Nerd to Shining Nerd I have a lot of political/newsy nerdiness in me and quite a bit of sporty nerdiness in me. Well today I’m introducing one to the other in this post. If you happen to be a non-sports nerd who’s reading this blog… Educate yourself…