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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday Links (10/14)

Generally, Mondays are my least favorite day of the week, but yesterday was a good one. The Browns knocked off my hated Giants, making the Eagles the only NFC East team to win this week. My hometown Phillies had a miraculous comeback to beat the Dodgers. And my adopted favorite team since the Cubs decided a century without a World Series title is no big deal -- the Tampa Bay Rays -- clobbered the hated Red Sox. And, of course, the stock market was actually up 900+ points. What a day!

Given this delightful bit of financial news, I figured I'd share an interesting investment tip I got with all of you. I was, after all, an economics major as an undergrad. Never say I'm not generous.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today. 

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received a $214.00. 

Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. 

So don't forget to invest in your 401-Keg.

On to today's links (a bit abbreviated, as I'm about to head over to the Butts-Mehre building for media day)...

-- I have a story in today's Telegraph and Ledger-Enquirer about the improved UGA offensive line. Did you know the line has employed as many starters this season as sacks they have allowed?

-- Brannnan Southerland says Knowshon's numbers were all the payback he needed after being punched by a Tennessee player Saturday.

-- Forgot to link to this yesterday, but here's the latest video blog post from Mark Richt.

-- Not only do I think the Huntsville Times has severely overrated Vandy , but the grammar it uses in its headline is pretty brutal.

-- This is an interesting piece from Sports Illustrated that goes through the recruiting letters sent to a top QB recruit out of California. Urban Meyer didn't want his published.

-- The Florida Times Union says there's nothing tricky about what Vandy plans to do Saturday.

-- ESPN's Chris Low thinks Bobby Johnson did the right thing to switch QBs.

-- Clemson is apparently interested in Johnson, but Vandy vows to keep him, according to the Tennesseean.

-- Everything I've heard says Clemson is going to go after a big name to replace Tommy Bowden, but Deadspin wonders if it's actually a job a name coach would want. BTW -- With Tennessee probably open and Clemson available, how much do you think David Cutcliffe is kicking himself for taking the Duke job now?

-- Clemson lost two recruits along with its head coach.

-- This is a really interesting story from ESPN about a high school game in Florida that's final score was 91-0. The story is worth the read just for the first quote from the losing team's coach, but it also goes to show how exraordinarily overzealous fans and parents can be. In this day and age, there's really nothing that is out of bounds -- as I've learned from my few years in the business.

-- I decided that Monday I was turning over a new leaf -- more exercise, healthier eating, cleaning up around casa de Dave with greater frequency, yada, yada, yada. So, in honor of that momentous occasion, I give you this clip from


the anonymous suckup said...

Wow. I either need to buy beer at your prices or sell aluminum at your prices. Around here, at the relatively low price of $5 per six pack, $1000 would buy 1200 cans of beer. At 28 cans per pound, that comes to about 43 pounds of aluminum. If you are getting almost five bucks a pound for aluminum scrap, then I need to meet your scrap dealer.

Yeah, I know. I just had to be "that guy" on this one. Go ahead and flame me...

Love the blog, though! The financial advice? Not so much.

David Hale said...

Ah, but if I was good with finance, I probably wouldn't be working for a newspaper right now!

Glad to see some of my readers are good at math though. Perhaps those numbers were computed using the Michigan recycling prices as Kramer and Newman did on Seinfeld.

the anonymous suckup said...

+1 for the Seinfeld reference