Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tallahassee in the news

Two completely different alumni from my university, Florida State, were in the news the last couple of weeks. And only one of them had anything to do with football.

Jenn Sterger, a model and TV personality, was the object of football legend Brett Favre's lewd text messages. Her wikipedia entry recalls the moment she first shot to fame during the 2005 Florida State-Miami football game on national TV, when a commentator said (as the camera turned to her) "1500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State."

The other alumni in the news was hedge-fund manager Todd Combs, who was hired at Berkshire Hathaway to phase in as a/the chief investment officer - a position currently occupied by Warren Buffett. Not much is known about him at the moment (he graduated in 1993), but the spotlight is surely going to turn on him very hard, very soon.

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