1. Steelers 20, Cowboys 13. Thanks to a kid’s birthday party — featuring James Wand’s Secret Agent Magic Show — I only saw the relevant part of the action. So feel free to blame that 17-0 fourth quarter on me, as I am a noted sports jinx.
3. Mayor Leppert is joining with other mayors in an effort to divert funds from a bailout-to-be-named-later directly to cities. When asked what he planned to do with the money, Leppert said he had his eye on some land he wanted to overpay for, but beyond that, couldn’t really decide what to blow it on. “The key is, it has to be expensive, unpopular, and borderline unnecessary. Convention center hotels don’t come along every day.”