| David Tepper
Appaloosa Management founder David Tepper is
hoping the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl, but says it
will be close.
"I think it's a pick-em game," said Tepper in an
interview this week with AR about philanthropy.
"I can't see it not being a great game."
"If the center wasn't hurt it would be a one
point game with Green Bay still being favored,"
said the Pittsburgh native and minority owner of the football
team (Las Vegas bookmakers have the Packers winning by
Prodded slightly, Tepper turned cautiously
optimistic. "We've got great defense. We've got a
little problem with the center having a broken bone in his leg,
but [Doug] Legursky, his backup, is pretty
good. So I'm hopeful," Tepper said. "The Steelers find a
way to win. This big quarterback back there, Ben Roethlisberger? He's a real tough
When not thinking about the big game, Tepper is
also cautiously optimistic on the markets.
"I would be remiss in saying I'm not a little more nervous than
I was a week ago. I've got to be careful that this
stuff doesn't spread and that Egypt does settle down," said
"I'm surprised how fast the market bounced [Monday]--shows
you there's a lot of money looking for any dip on the
sidelines. Which is good, but I have to be a little more
cautious than last week because I didn't know how much this stuff
could flair up," he said. "I'm still generally constructive but
just a tiny bit more cautious than I was before because of this