| 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 guy."
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 Tepper.
"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 stuff."