Random n@.

1. Burghers far and wide? It is going to be like 65 degrees here in the Burgh today. And sunny. In early March. Do you know what this is? This is Winter’s way of saying, “I am not an unreasonable season. I can give a little sometimes.” We’ve been given a glimpse of what’s to come for Spring. Crisp air. The promise of flowers. The return of birds that don’t try to sit on my head and have a poop. Open-toed shoes (I currently want every pair in the Macy’s windows. Seriously, the shoes this season ROCK!).

And you better enjoy this glimpse of Spring while you can get it because tonight and tomorrow it is going to RAIN LIKE A MOTHER.

I’m pretty sure that’s what Valerie Abati said this morning — RAIN LIKE A MOTHER.

So this morning, I enjoyed it. I didn’t button my coat. I didn’t wear one of my ever-present scarves. I think I smiled the whole way to work. And yes, that was me screaming down the Parkway with my window cracked open ever so slightly, and badly singing along with Big and Rich’s Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.

Oh, come on. If you would listen to it, you would agree. It is a great it’s a great day song.

2. The Cutting Edge column in the PG’s Sunday Forum section has shouted out to PittGirl two weeks in a row now. So I wanted to be sure I shouted back. Also, they’ve picked up some of your comments as well.

3. Barry Bonds back to Pittsburgh?! HELL NO.

Although, my throwing arm could use a little aim practice.

Bonds is under federal indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice. Heʼs 43, and a tad injury prone. And until the Roger Clemens media circus left him in the dust this week, he was the public face of baseballʼs performance enhancing drug scandal, a player booed vociferously wherever he went. And before the steroid scandal, Bonds was widely hated as an arrogant man; his disdain of fans and the press probably cost him an MVP earlier in his career.

Yeah, that’s just what the Buccos of Suckitude need. An arrogant, old, roid-rage prone criminal to complete our team.

No thank you very much.

(h/t to everyone that emailed me about it)

3. If you’re so inclined, you can sign a petition to have a bridge named after the late, great Myron Cope.

(h/t Barb)

4. Speaking of the Steelers, Alan Faneca is getting PAID.

Alan Faneca, seven times a Pro Bowler, became the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history yesterday when he agreed to a $40 million contract with the New York Jets.

“I’m relieved,” Faneca said early last night. “There was a lot of thinking going on, I’m glad to have it settled.”

Thinking? You don’t say. That gosh darn thinking will get you every time.

We’ll miss you, Alan!

5. Alison Morris is up to 3% of the vote on that poll. Have you voted yet? Have you deleted the cookie and voted again, yet?

6. Marc Andre Fleury shutout the shootout last night in the game against the Atlanta Thrashers and their new team members Colby Armstrong and Erik Christensen.



  1. Still A. Fan
    March 3, 2008 10:45 am

    i’m not sure i’ll miss alan. he very easily could have taken less to stay here ala jerome bettis. the steelers dont reward past performance and why should they? they made him very rich on his second contract. to pay that kind of money for a guy who is already 31? come on! he’ll never see the end of that contract – write it down. how much money does a good ‘old boy need?

  2. unsatisfied
    March 3, 2008 11:31 am

    hey, the king of fug was on his ass enough last season — and that was WITH alan faneca.

    it’s like when branch rickey traded the bucco’s ralph kiner back in the 50’s: “we finished last with you, we can finish last without you.

    as for BB coming back to pittsburgh:


    yet, I am sure that there is at least one “ignorant slut” buccos fan who wants him back here.


  3. NY Luvs Pitts
    March 3, 2008 12:03 pm

    The Jets’ training camp at Hofstra is not too far from where I live. I’ll be sure to stop by and tell Faneca ya’ll said hi.

  4. dwight
    March 3, 2008 1:22 pm

    Bye Alan. *tear*

  5. Judge Rufus Peckham
    March 3, 2008 2:26 pm

    I’d sign the Myron Cope petition, but Bob Prince should get a bridge named after him before Cope.