In honor of their 10th Birthday, Google brought out their oldest available index. 2001.
It is super fun to search.
1. For instance, did you know we have Jim Leyland to thank for bringing Dread Lord Zober to the Burgh?
University of Pittsburgh student Yarone Zober sat aghast, and stared dumbfoundly while watching the “late-breaking” story unfold on his television: Jim Leyland, Pittsburgh Pirates coach has decided to leave the team at season’s end, after a total of 11 seasons. “I couldn’t believe it. My little brother and I are probably the Bucs’ number one fans. He’s the sole reason why our family moved here to Pittsburgh 10 years ago in the first place”, said Yarone, while watching Leyland fight back tears during the televised event.
2. Sonni Abatta ran cross country for CMU and listed her hometown as McKees Rocks. Now she lists herself as a lifelong resident of Robinson Township. Is that like calling the Hill District Westhampsminstershire?
I did grow up in Robinson Township, but the mailing address is McKees Rocks. (It’s the closest post office.) I suspect when CMU culled records for the cross country roster they just listed what was on the transcript.
My parents are from the Rocks, though, so I have tons of family there still. Nothin’ but love for both towns.
Darn it. I really wanted to have Woy send her the McKees Rocks Dance Academy shirt.
3. Jeff Reed before he was Skippy Skeeve:
4. In 1999, Matt Lamanna was worried about his future.
Common or not, the nomenclature did not thrill Matt Lamanna of the University of Pennsylvania, who is going to help prepare the fossil. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “There is no way my scientific career is going to be associated with an animal called the urinator.”
How about The Defecator? Would you be okay with The Defecator, Matt?
5. Kordell Stewart was keeping up with his daily diary.
“Dear Diary, WTF are these things growing out of my neck?”
6. The lucky residents of the City of Pittsburgh made do before Mayor Ravenstahl’s 311 Response Line by Asking Smithfield. Yes, Smithfield!
Is that supposed to be Andy Warhol as a teenager?
8. The Asshat lost a friend.
9. Wendy Bell was a consumer reporter who had hair that was very Ellen and she only had one child at the time.
10. And Kevin McClatchy wrote a nice little write up for the Pirates Report in which he defends Kevin Young’s performance and also says:
I said, in the beginning of the year, that I didn’t feel anybody was going to run away with this division, and I still believe that. Just as I say that, as we look at our division, I see we are 5.5 games out of first place as of (June 6). There is no way I would say we are in a bad position right now.
The fact we know we can play better, and that we are 5.5 games back, is actually a positive thing. So I look forward to better things as the season goes on, and I feel we will be competitive when it is all said and done.
Join me please?
(h/t Allison via Plurk)