Monthly Archives: November 2012

November 24, 2012

Chris Tamer, Penguins Defenseman, 1993-1998

Chris Tamer: First, can you let readers know about Crossfit Brighton – how you got started and what you like most as a trainer? I continued to train following my retirement.  I was introduced to Crossfit by a friend of mine.  When I started the workouts I was humbled by … Read Article →

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November 20, 2012

Shawn McEarchern, Left Winger, Pittsburgh Penguins

Shawn McEarchern: First, can you let readers know about your job at The River School – how you got started and what you like most as a coach?   When I retired I started coaching college hockey as an assistant at Northeastern for two years and then Umass Lowell for two years.  … Read Article →

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November 18, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Merril Hoge still finds a way to outwork everyone else

Jim O’Brien: Merril Hoge still finds a way to outwork everyone else: By Jim O’Brien, Columnnist, Pittsburgh Business Times Merrill Hoge is the most honest individual to be found on the pro football front, and his integrity serves him well.  “I’m not that smart,” he says with a disarming lop-sided … Read Article →

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November 16, 2012

Larry Brown, Steelers Offensive Lineman/Tight End, 1971-1984

Larry Brown: First, can you let readers know about your business ventures since your playing days, how you got involved in those and what you are currently doing these days? I’ve done two different things. originally, a year before I retired, J.T. Thomas approached m and asked if I wanted … Read Article →

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November 15, 2012

Jim O’Brien: Recalling most famous fumble in Monday Night Football

 Jim O’Brien: Recalling most famous fumble in Monday Night Football Pittsburgh sports author and Valley Mirror columnist Jim O’Brien  The Kansas City Chiefs coming here for a Monday Night Football contest with the Pittsburgh Steelers sparked a memory of the most famous fumble in that storied series.          That occurred when Dave … Read Article →

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November 12, 2012

Dorothy Hunter Gordon, Chief Development Officer at NHS Allegheny Valley School, on the History of the Terrible Towel

NHS Allegheny Valley School’s (AVS’) Chief Development Officer, Dorothy Hunter Gordon, on the Terrible Towel: Since 1996, AVS has received the royalties from The Terrible Towel®.  The trademark is held by AVS Foundation for the benefit of Allegheny Valley School.  AVS Foundation is a private foundation. First, can you tell … Read Article →

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November 08, 2012

Tim Christine, Director of Security, NFLPA

Tim Christine, Director of Security, NFLPA: First, can you let readers know how you took on this position – how did you get involved in managing the security programs for the NFLPA? I started my professional career in law enforcement as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service … Read Article →

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November 04, 2012

Jim Patrinos, Owner, Primanti Brothers

Jim Patrinos, Owner, Primanti Brothers’: First, can you let readers know how Primanti Brothers’ got started and how you took over ownership? Back in 1974, I went to the Strip one day to visit my favorite sandwich shop and it was closed – and had a for sale sign on the … Read Article →

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November 03, 2012

Bill Deasy, Pittsburgh Musician

Bill Deasy: First, can you tell readers how you got started as a musician and how you’d describe your music? I got into music at an early age because of an obsession with Elvis Presley. The old Elvis songs (“Hound Dog,” Jailhouse Rock,” “Don’t Be Cruel”) blew my mind as … Read Article →

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