Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Did Big Ben see his shadow this year?

"'The fact that the Steelers are in it and the fact that they're playing a first-time team suggests that no matter what happens, it's going to be a good year for the stock market,' says Geoffrey Gerber of Twin Capital Management in McMurray."

That has to be the dumbest thing I ever heard! Unless maybe last weekend's game was rigged, and the people who bet against the Seahawks invested in the markets afterwards. Hmm... I think it's more a case of the Seahawks playing against themselves last week. Those were some stupid calls against some stupider plays.

Dan Rooney & Art Rooney are the owners of the Steelers.

Legend has it that Art Rooney Sr. purchased the Steelers in 1933 for $2,500 ($35,000 in today's dollars) after a successful weekend at New York's Saratoga Race Track. Thanks to Heinz Field, the new stadium the Steelers operate, the team, still run by the Rooney family, is now worth $608 million

Major corporate sponsors are 84 Lumber, Advance Auto Parts (nyse: AAP), Giant Eagle, Coca-Cola (nyse: KO), PNC Financial (nyse: PNC). Stadium sponsor is HJ Heinz (nyse: HNZ).

So John Kerry's wife's family business sponsors the stadium, and Warren Buffett's Coca Cola sponsors the team.

Considering Paul Allen owns the Seahawks, I wonder if Warren and Bill Gates were betting on last weekend's game.

I was going to bet money on the Seahawks. Guess I will save it for when I bet on the next WWE match. Keep it real, Vince McMahon!

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