First off let me thank my some of my Pitt Panthers Phanatics Friends ( a great Pitt football group on Facebook) for including me in their LOI Day evening: Frostee Da Komen, Kevin Dell and his wife, Chris Lotz, Eric Garver, Bill Schenk, Corey , Ron , Alonzo, Jeff , Gabby, and others who I would recognize in a crowd but can’t remember a name to save my life. Great times with you all and thanks for not breaking the bank at the Bettis Bar.
Can’t forget the unofficial Pitt Football historian Bob Jeffery of Facebook’s Real Pitt Football Talk. He is a font of knowledge when it comes to anything related to the Pitt program.
Now you guys need to get onto the actual articles themselves on the POV Blog and comment on there.
Ours said 14 people would attend the Pre-Pitt LOI event frolic at Bettis’ and nine of us actually did – but then again they were the eight smartest and probably the most handsome of all our commenters… I’m excluded from that high company.
We had a real blast though. I got to Bettis around 3:30 or so and the staff there was nice enough to throw together a couple of tables in the back room for us. Drinks were on The POV and the great football conversations was carried by everyone.
I got out of the evening with a bar tab of only $147 which included some food also – my money was used BTW; not donated. Not too bad a hit considering I opened up the potential drinkers pool when I saw my non-POV friends at the bar when I walked in.
Actually we spent about half the time talking about Narduzzi and the administration; if Conklin should have been fired, who the QB of the future is, etc… and then the rest of the time talked about the other POV commenters.
And Yes, UPitt’s name came up a lot, so did wwb and Darkie’s along with most of you guys.. The consensus there is that while UPitt’s the most negative Pitt fan on the face of the earth he also is correct most of the time. BTW group he’s also one of the most generous.
Here are my five best friends on POV right now:
Mark Kerestan (Pittpt) – we’ve heard his guitar playing on the POV; Ray H. (Raypgh), Larry C. (PittLC), Richard T., Tom and Mark Lacko – brothers who look like they could play in Pitt’s defensive backfield right now, Fran Lokar (lastrowofsection4) and my older friend Bill Hale.
Here is another shot of a special thing… try to figure it out (I just got it so it will clear up soon…).
Not the best photo but I’ll send the artwork to anyone else who wants to have the coolest thing ever inked onto their body for the rest of their lives. Hell, it might outlive your Pitt fandom depending on how well the team does next season.
OK – onto the next “BIG EVENT“. The 1st Annual POV Golf Tournament will be held on the same weekend as the Pitt Spring Game and that looks like it will be the weekend of April 22nd – which is one week after Easter.
Rick Caldwell (Erie Express) is really working hard to get things arranged so when he comes out with the particulars and details please get with him early and often. I can’t wait and my wife is taking a heavy welding class and will make the POV trophy in time for the golf outing.
I’m thinking she can do this one pretty easily but we’ll know a couple of gear teeth out to show how out-of-sync most of our commenters are (actually I like that and would have it as a sculpture in my home office).
I’ll have a Pitt-Duke Gameday Thread up by noon…