Random n@.

1. As soon as I saw this:

I said, “Self! Bill Toland wrote this.”

Self was right.

“Ultimately, we think this product may go national,” said Kim Bellard, Highmark’s vice president of e-marketing and consumer relations. He expects other insurers will be interested in using the “intellectual technology,” which Highmark hopes to patent.

“We do expect other people to follow,” he said. “We certainly expect phone calls from other Blues plans. … I would love to get a phone call from AARP.”

I can almost hear Kim’s heavy breathing over this. Honestly, I really don’t think this is going to be as awesome as Highmark thinks it’s going to be.

2. That Job Corps student that was gunned down while being robbed by a gang of kids?

After the robbery, Mr. Collins gave Mr. Donofrio and Mr. Fields $5 each from the money taken off Mr. Bullitt, according to affidavits.

What hope do we have if kids are killing for $5?

3. Mike Tomlin said:

“The process has really been a non-issue,” Tomlin said. “It’s been great. It’s really kind of funny to me that someone would ask a player how they would anticipate getting along with their boss. What other place of business would somebody stick a microphone in somebody’s face and ask them, ‘Do you like your boss?’ The opinions don’t matter in regards to that, not that I take their position for granted. I don’t, but they have a job to do. I have a job to do. Mutual respect is required and along the way, mutual relationships will create nice relationships. That’s just human nature.”

First of all … DRINK!

Second of all … I love Mike Tomlin.

He also awesomely said:

“The ability to stay singularly focused on what’s in front of you is what’s
going to define you in terms of greatness,” Tomlin said. “(Players) get
mentally weak when they look at the big picture. Stay focused on where you are. Appreciate the journey.”

(h/t Nicole)

4. Bruce Arians has gone on record that he believes Ed Reed to be a better safety than Troysus.

‘Scuse me.

I’m not so much going to “hit the roof” as much as I’m going to “hit Bruce Arians.”

(h/t Toni, Charlie, and somebody else I think I missed)





10 Comments

  1. wagon
    November 2, 2007 2:48 pm

    Is it me or is that last picture kind of hot?



  2. NY Luvs Pitts
    November 2, 2007 4:10 pm

    4. OH HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take him to the mat PG!!!



  3. Rachel
    November 2, 2007 4:49 pm

    @wagon – It’s very hot.



  4. Judge Rufus Peckham
    November 2, 2007 7:12 pm

    Re: #4: I find the photograph of the young woman thrashing the young man to be offensive in a kind of reverse-sexism way. And wagon is correct that it’s kind of hot.



  5. Melissa
    November 2, 2007 7:17 pm

    Does anyone have any updates in regards the killer being caught that killed the Job Corps student?



  6. Melissa
    November 2, 2007 7:20 pm

    I attended a class w/ that kid from Job Corps…very nice person. Maturity beyond his young age. I haven’t seen anything on the news lately….did they catch the person who is accused of killed him? Last I heard, he was on the run.



  7. Chase
    November 4, 2007 9:47 pm

    I hope you realize that…

    1. Arians has to say that.

    And 2. Ed Reed is much better than Troy. And he’d be a Steeler if Baltimore hadn’t taken him first.



  8. YinzerChick
    November 5, 2007 11:05 am

    1. In true “rip them off to the last penny” style, Highmark is charging a fee of $4.95 or something for the plastic card! After that charge, you can add a cash value to the card. What a joke.



  9. YinzerChick
    November 5, 2007 11:05 am

    1. In true “rip them off to the last penny” style, Highmark is charging a fee of $4.95 or something for the plastic card! After that charge, you can add a cash value to the card. What a joke.