POV Sunday Podcast; Read The Text Below

Everyone – all posts that contain the more offensive swearwords are now being held in moderation by WordPress until I either approve or trash them.

Apparently we seem to be unable to understand that this blog, meaning me and a ton of readers, do not want any post with fck, sht, c*nt, or any other of the more egregious words in them.

I’ve asked you all before to please don’t make me work this hard. I have been pretty damn clear (that’s OK!) that I spend a lot of time in the evenings and in the mornings writing these articles for your reading and commenting enjoyment.

I seriously do not want to feel tethered to this blog 24 hours a day and truth be told I will not accept that. It is enough to create this blog and keep the beast fed with 5-7 articles a week plus a podcast and now a roundtable. Add to that the behind the scenes maintenance of the site and the research that goes into every article. To say nothing of the travel i do in support of the articles.

In addition I am now involved in a Golf Outing which, while I’m looking forward to it and it will be great, is also a heavy drain on my time and energy… and remember you all are the ones who asked that this happen.

Some of you also have disregarded the fact that I told you many times – that when you post on here your conversation isn’t just between two people or even just with the commenters on that thread – it is with literally thousands of readers across the globe every single day.

I have now received over 10 emails and two handwritten letters telling me that readers are leaving because the POV has become ‘just as bad as other blogs and message boards’. I believe more are doing so without getting in touch with me.

I won’t accept that on here.

It really pisses me off (again, that’s OK!) and my fuse is getting shorter by the day.

So, I’ll ask again – do not put me to a test with this blog. You all know me just on here and at Pitt games and having beers together. There is a complete different side of me that doesn’t take crap from anyone – from Admirals on down to the youngest Pitt fan.

And if anyone calls me a lapdog on here again I’ll ask you to say it to me in person when we next meet.  I’ve never once personally insulted a reader or commenter so what makes it OK for you to do that toward me?

UPitt – your last post is being held and I’ll approve it with edits. That will be the last time I do that. If it happens again it will go into the trash.

I don’t want to ‘suspend’ anyone or give them ‘timeouts’ like a 3rd grader. But I will suspend this blog if this keeps happening. Then if it gets to be more of a burden will shut it down and send all donations back to the donors.

 

112 thoughts on “POV Sunday Podcast; Read The Text Below

  1. C’mon people…..grow up. You should be able to get your point across without vulgarities. Reed….I am happy to take on a mod role if you would like. It’s not something I would prefer but this is a great blog and I would be happy to pull my weight.

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  2. I haven’t said F or S in weeks.

    I will no longer swear or even fake swear but to anyone that writes a letter or email about a blog needs to go get a life. This country has become compised of a bunch of babies.

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  3. —- Marcus Mariota was a 3 star, 6’3”, 200 pound recruit out of High School with D-1 offers from Hawaii (there’s you @Reed haha) and Oregon — Lanky, Quick, Good-Enough Armed kid who had that Thang .

    Started as a RS Freshman at Oregon where they went 10-2 (shoot, maybe 11-1???) then won the old-school, BCS Fiesta Bowl :). — That’s Thomas MacVittie this year 🙂 — only MacVitte may be even better.

    ……@ Reed???? On Chris Clarke??? Went from the Northeast to UCLA with West Coast Dreams only to realize he missed home and LA wasn’t the magic he dreamed it was??? Dunno you’ll See 🙂 .

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  4. Lol @ Mr. Reed …. do you know what classification Kenny Pickett played in in New Jersey, and what his High School record’s team was this season???

    Gotta do your research, and more importantly, watch their actual High School tape vs. their competition! — You never even saw Kenny Pickett throw I bet he’s 4 inches shorter, 25 pounds lighters, slower, and weaker-armed than MacVittie My Goodness!!!!

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  5. As I’ve said before, I’m known as a pain in the butt on a couple message board for my language and demeanor but that’s the way the game is played on those other sites. I can move and groove when, where and how the forum is setup and monitored. It’s not that hard to do if you have respect for who’s running the show. Here is where Reed and myself absolutely agree 100%. By blatantly continuing to not follow the guidelines set up on here is showing a total disrespect to Reed.

    I live by many rules I’ve set up for myself in life but one of the most important ones to me is the difference between Respect and Trust. People get confused with these two words. For me and the way I raised my 3 children it’s this way… Respect is given automatically.. You stick your hand out or greet everyone unconditionally with Respect. Trust absolutely needs to be earned. Never Trust anyone until they have earned it. I will now step down from my false pulpit… and get on with PITT football..

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  6. About the bowl game additionally —- Pitt lost the worthless Bowl game against Navy in 2016 — who cares — recruit well, move on in the rebuilding….

    Everyone was so dissapointed about the worthless bowl game against Northwestern instead of going to go play Stanford in the Sun Bowl —- every fan ON HERE was so upset about that Bowl Decision — WHO CARES ….

    psu went 6-7 last year in year two of James Franklin and lost to Georgia —- then look how year 3 turned out!

    Pitt and Gallagher PAYS NARDUZZI 4+ mil a year after next season @Reed and Narduzzi stays, PERIOD.

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  7. @ Upittbaseball —- COME MEET ME BRO, I’LL BE WAITING… —– @ A Pitt POV call-in!! 😉 😉 😉 haha for real.

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  8. Upitt – I think it’s more about respecting Reed and some of the comments can de-legitimize what he’s trying to do here. That said, it’s pretty easy to not read someone’s comments and I’m not sure why anyone’s comments, other than Reed’s, would drive someone away. Aren’t you reading for Reed’s POV? Who cares what a poster says? So now you have posters and readers both giving Reed unneeded stress. Not only does he have to worry about what someone says he has to worry about who it offends. Good luck, Reed. I don’t envy you.

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  9. Reed, this blog has taken off like you or anyone expected. A bump in the road however should not come as a surprise. The fact that you have asked all of us to take ownership is the right thing to do. I trust all will step in line commander. Now calm down.

    Clarke an unknown? Maybe, but because he’s coming off an injury more then anything else.

    On Dinucci, we have to let this one go. but….. No one thought BD will become the starting star QB for PITT but he could be a valuable QB off the bench, (due to injury or other) this coming year and the experience he garnered in the bowl game could become invaluable. Point again, we don’t know if Stocker wins that game??

    About that bowl game. I don’t blow it off as mealiness at all. I just don’t think it ruin the entire body of work Narduzzi and the PITT football team managed to accomplish last season.

    I like Mike Farrell, not a bid guy to check out for great information.

    I agree with Darkie, why the caution with McVittie and the high hopes for Pickett? I think T-mac is destined for stardom. BTW darkie, You and Upitt are in for Tuesday nite. Dr. Tom and everyone jump in. I can’t help Reed out this week. He’s right about this being a great novel idea around the blog world.. BE THERE!!

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  10. If I were you, I would just block people that do this. It could be a one warning and out, or two warnings and out. Life is too short to put up with offensive people. Do the simple solution! Do not overthink it! You are allowing them to express themselves at your invitation. If they abuse the privilege, they should be removed. Would you allow a guest in your house to swear?

    What would really be a shame is if you quit writing this blog! You are doing this because of your passion about Pitt football. You have spent a lot of time setting this up and keeping it going. You have lots of engaged individuals. Why throw it away due to a small minority?

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  11. @Reed the only prediction I stated that I “regret” lol (I “predicted” Jester Weah was gonna be a Monster, James Conner was gonna Kill-It, Nathan Peterman was gonna immediately take over for the horrific Voytik wayyyyy-back ‘in-the-day’, and than Peterman was gonna have “Bill Stull like success” at Pitt in that he had solid winning seasons as a “Place-Holder”, etc., etc., etc. 🙂 ) —- but I only got hype for Max Browne because I knew we’d find out exactly what he was Made-Of in the Spring….

    😦 …… Well, when Avonte Maddox laughs at you Mockingly and giggles at how Soft you throw, then we really know you ain’t the Quarterback for Pitt 😉 haha —- Thomas MacVittie time.

    @Reed please actually post on your next blog post how to call in, then we can finally speak in person! 🙂 I’m 1,000X more Charismatic in-person / speaking voice-to-voice I swear lol.

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  12. Belaboring the point a bit. Reed, you proved a couple of points without even knowing. A bad word did slip out while podcasting in anger. You apologized and moved on. This will happen in real life. You can’t take back words when spoken. (but typed words can be revised) All one can do is apologize and ask for forgiveness and move on. Which you did and you were forgiven. Lesson is? We all need to go back and change wording accordingly and you need to forgive Rescke!!!

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  13. @Reed for Dorian Johnson and Adam Bisnowatty — well, remember replacing T.J. Clemmings and Matt Rotheram after that 6-7 season where James Conner broke records??

    well,8-4 the next year where new guys stepped the heck up 😉 .

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  14. @upitt

    Per last post I don’t drink kool aid, you understand what sarcasm is right? Or do you?

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  15. I’m in the air 7-9pm Tuesday night. Ugh. My flight has Wi-Fi maybe I can post comments with clean language of course. I’m a lot of things but when someone called me a racist it pisses me off

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  16. Go to your bookie. Bet all your can afford against NC and Duke. L vile getting toasted by Michigan!!

    ACC is an overrated bunch of pussies!

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  17. We can all try to be civil but sometimes passions take control. I get more upset at demeaning another one’s opinion. Sometimes these swear words are over-used and taken over the top. But I do find a place for them if used in moderation. Like the BoT are a bunch of phuckin morons for getting involved in anything that has to do with athletics.

    Like I said, beak the BoT into 2 committees – 1 for athletics and 1 for academics. No Nitters or Pedo lovers or politicians allowed. Must have a connection to Pitt.

    Gallagher reports to academic committee.
    AD reports to athletic

    Members have 4 year terms rotating so theres always new blood and never a complete replacement or turnover.

    Otherwise it will be same old %&%&%&% Pitt.

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  18. Dan72 – Sadly we were owned in Basketball in ACC. What does that really say about Stallings you know.

    Upitt is committing to cleaning his terminolgy up. This place is to enjoyable for me to not participate. Thanks Reed.

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  19. Big ten rules! ACC gutless soft choking dogs. A finesse league at a time where physical play and grinding rules!

    If only our old Pitt teams could play in this tourney. Refs have made a conscious decision to let em play!!

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  20. I have enjoyed this blog immensely and have deeply appreciated all the hard work Reed puts in.
    Reed is giving all of us plenty of freedom to express ourselves with great creativity!
    There is absolutely NO reason that there needs to be vulgarity with all the freedoms this blog offers us.
    To summarize : Just grow up and keep the potty mouth in the potty and out of the POV.

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  21. Reed, you absolutely should kick guys off the blog if they break the rules. Why not? You don’t owe those guys anything. If they are ruining your enjoyment, kick them the heck out. I enjoy your articles and podcasts and don’t want you to stop.

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  22. Could not agree more. I know i speak for alot of the lurkers out there; Reed please dont give up the blog we love it. If some jag is causing problems show them the door

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  23. Reed,
    I appreciate your work and would be disappointed if it ended. Anyone who can’t control themselves should be shown the door.

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  24. Enough of this wash-out-your-mouth crap.
    Time to talk spring ball:

    Why isn’t Anthony McKee on anyone’s two-deep?
    Can Brightwell succeed as middle linebacker if Wirginis doesn’t get over his injury?
    Is it Hamlins hernia that is keeping him out? Bad sign if it is.
    Is Dane Jackson and Avonte all we got for cornerbacks?
    What about Ffrenchie? If he has talent to play defense, why use him on offense with QH already an All-American?
    How’s Clark looking? Has he completed more practices at Pitt than he did at UCLA?

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  25. Good stuff Gasman, also doesn’t sound good that Hendrix is not 100% after 6 months. What was his injury, don’t remember hearing about any surgery?

    Interesting that we are counting on transfers in three crucial positions, where we are also pretty thin. Really need them to come through. Six months till game time. Need to get and stay healthy and get the new guys ready.

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  26. Reed, I agree with other posters, that to ban commenters would be my 1st action if you are dissatisfied with the swearing of some individuals.

    Please hang in there, because shutting down the blog while sending back all contributions over this seems to be a severe reaction to such a problem.

    Please, if you do decide to do this, at least wait until November. That would be perfect timing to get all of my donations back just in time to pay for December bills. Kinda like a POV Christmas Club account.

    Yeah I’m joking.

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    1. FWIW, Hendrix is practicing but not participating in contact drills. Hamlin had another surgery after the season, and I believe the last thing they want to do is play him before he s 100%, especially since it appears that what happened in the fall. Btw, I haven’t read a thing about Wirginis getting hurt.

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  27. Here’s an example why the POV round-table is so valuable. While Dr Tom was joking in a fun kind of sarcastic way, we can all picture his smiling face while we read his comment. Does Dr Tom look like that cooking dude (Chris Fennimore) on WQED with a PITT hat on? 🙂 …

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  28. People just need to police themselves. More importantly, one must respect other opinions. And alternative facts should be cause for banishment. 🙂

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  29. Ike, Dr. Tom is younger and better looking than Chris Fenimore . I saw Chris in a kitchen store in the Strip District and he could barely get around.

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    1. lol PT, yeah I know. Fenimore is gimpy with some sort of bad foot. Dr Tom is a scratch golfer and much younger.

      Hey call into the round-table this Tuesday, I’ll be unavailable.

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  30. Reed, I appreciate that you put a great deal of time and effort into this blog. Writing and researching takes time. As a die-hard Pitt fan I like the fact that this has been a friendly forum for discussion and disagreement – and hope to see it get back to that. Then the Tues night call-in is a bonus…

    On MacV, I’m anxious for you to see him throw and run in person. He looks pretty awesome in the video I’ve seen, but admittedly it’s quite a small sample.

    And yes, we have had a number of QBs come thru who looked promising and then disappeared – Kevin Smith certainly had all the physical tools, for example. But like Kevin Smith, MacV had somewhat limited HS playing experience.

    Which is why I’m glad we are not throwing him into the fire this season. But next season, I think he can be ready. And wouldn’t he still have 3 years to start if it all works out??

    Go Pitt.

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  31. Hendrix re-injured his foot after healing. Just being cautious.with Hamlin as well. Drake is a highly rated recruit by offers but he needs to spend time reshaping his body. By fall he may be a backup at RT.

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  32. Again, for the second time in a year I find myself saying,what the hell are they thinking??
    Reed, you might want to have a one time moratorium on the language ban for this one.

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  33. I’ll be really upset if PITT hires Heather Lyke for a few reasons. Probably the biggest problem is the POV may lose Upitt forever. I think he will be totally inconsolable. Please Upitt, mind your P’s and Q’s….

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  34. First off, I’d like to thank Reed for his efforts to maintain an upstanding blog. This has quickly become the best Pitt blog there is and it is all because of Reed and his efforts. Sure, he needs us posters to participate. I think that voluntary adherence to the guidelines is the way this must happen because it is impractical to ban someone–I won’t get into the reasons, but trust me. So, what I’m saying is, guys, let’s just follow Reed’s guidelines and keep going with what is the best community of Pitt folk interacting on the best Pitt blog around.

    H2P!

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  35. Not so fast,as the man said. I went on the EMU website and read her bio. I will say it was probably the longest bio of an AD I have ever seen. I don’t quite know what to make of this. She has a law degree btw. The bio is, I think, just a bit over the top, but read it for yourselves and make up your mind. She kinda looks like someone who stated she was worried about microwaves. Sorry,

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    1. Yawn. Her bio there was a bunch of wwords that said she was an AD and did her job. Nothing more nothing less.

      What qualifies her to be the AD of a P-5 University?

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    2. And what will yinzers think of Ms. Lyke when her first assignment as AD/lawyer is to rid Pitt of Mr. Stallings.

      Patience…

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  36. Very uninspired hire. 15 years at Ohio State. During the troubled Tressel/Pryor years I think.

    The only positive is that it’s not Steve Pedersen, take number 3.

    Oy vey….

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  37. Cookies getting run out of the gym by a horrible SCarolina team on basically their home floor. That’s 1 win, NC barely, for the pussy ACC .

    What a disgrace. Pretty boy ball no longer the fave of the NCAA.

    How bad is Pitt???

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  38. Well,well,well, the ACC basketball is like the Big 10 football. So overrated and overblown. They both suffer from their own PR machines which paint them as the greatest ever. Both have their heads up their butts,
    Yup, Dan72, how bad are we??

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  39. ACC is very bad in Basketball this tourney. stallings was owned and would be in any conference.

    I love Duke losing. Entitled Babies.

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  40. Pitt really is trying its best to alienate its fan base and supporters…methinks the rantings about closet nitters on the BoT are not so far fetched after all…

    EJ I know you read this – are you all there in the Administration really that clueless about what the fans and supporters want? This is going to be a pr nightmare all over again….my gawd this is like a bad soap opera that keeps getting worse.

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    1. And let me add for me it has nothing about her being a woman…it is about the ‘averageness’ of her accomplishments at EMU – she was competent and did the job she was hired to do…nothing more nothing less.

      A P-5 programs deserves and demands more.

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  41. Funny how USC decided they wanted to be good and hired a real coach. Sad to me that Columbia SC is a better destination than Pitt in Basketball.

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  42. You guys all got together and colluded to just mess with me about us hiring this woman AD from no where Michigan. Even Pitt and their ineptness wouldnt do something so moronic.

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  43. I refuse to believe Pitt would hire a no name no resume no talent AD from a joke of a school. There is no way they are that stupid. EJ is more qualified to be POTUS of USA than she is to be an AD at Pitt.

    4 month search for this??? The amount of bronzer alone speaks to her mindset.

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    1. What is sad is that smart young athletes are going to see what a joke Pitt is… and not come here. These last few years have shown what a joke the Pitt Administration re Athletics is and how they continue to spit in their their alums, fans and supporters faces.

      Fool me once….

      I sincerely wish her well…but I am really reevaluating my priorities re donations to Pitt (both academic and athletic) now seeing how they have been misspent on search firms – omg what is going to happen in 3 years when Pat N leaves????

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  44. Tommy – I’m done with this program. Hiring this no talent AD is a total fraud let alone they pay a search firm for this???????

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  45. One question for MS. Lyke. Do you know what the shape of a football would be? Round? Square? or similar to a 1 mg blue xanax pill, I just may have to revert back to taking for peaceful sleeping? No more questions.

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  46. Sorry UPitt it’s as true as Pitt’s 0-7 record in baseball. Announced nationwide at 10pm tonight. A huge FU ( forgive me Reed) to Pitt fans!

    Hey, we will be lauded for breaking the glass ceiling with our good friends in STate College!

    Think the Nitters on the Board of Trustees didn’t push this?

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  47. Dan72 – Funny part is PSU’s AD actually is good and came
    From Cal. Not Eastern Michigan. People complained about attendence and athletics there.

    Can’t wait for her press conference.

    All Pitt wanted to do was find someone who is a puppet to Gallagher and will
    Keep Stsllings and be a lap dog to Narduzzi.

    Great Tenure there 3 years and gone from EMU. A joke.

    Great Job Pitt.

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  48. No more $$ from me. I will give to charity ( which is basically what Pitt has been). Even the Clinton Foundation is better than giving to Pitt. I have had it!!

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  49. I’m not a regular reader Reed, but every single article I’ve read is of high value. Not sure who the dcks are on here saying shit but I’d suggest ignoring them. The trolls are many on the net. Could also be some Nitters trying to get you in an uproar. I for one appreciate your effort.

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  50. Dan72 – I honestly am done caring. Since my time there 95-2000 the athletics department has been run like the post office. I’m done.

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  51. Couple of thoughts Reed. I’d suggest looking back at MacVittie’s highlights.

    http://www.hudl.com/video/3/1825013/5721d4b1c124573b547c95be

    Pickett will hopefully give him some competition next season, but I think MacVittie has an edge. Great thing is we don’t decide, PN does so lets wait and see. I’m not as excited with Pickett’s accuracy. He throws a lot of balls up for grabs. This is something that the coaches impact, but he’s further away from being game ready mainly due to the extra year MacVittie has on him.

    As for Chryst and 4/5 star guys, you have to remember he got a lot of talent due to the issues at PSU. Narduzzi is getting his talent through beating the streets nationally.

    Again, love the effort and love you put in to your site. It’s appreciated.

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  52. I really hope our new Director of Pitt Athletics doesn’t break a nail when she signs her new contract. That would be unfortunate.

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  53. Color me unimpressed. I don’t like Lyke. This entire hiring process was like watching HCPC recruiting. MAC results after a half assed effort.

    The only good thing about using a “search committee” for this hire is that without them Heather Lyke would never have been found in the 1st. place. I want to hire this crew to find the socks that my wife misplaces when she does the laundry. They are that good at finding $hit that otherwise would never be discovered.

    The only hope that we have is that it gets reported she has just run over her husband due to him cheating on her, then she can be fired on moral grounds. Worked for our last MAC hire, remember Haywood?

    FUBAR!

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  54. C’mon, she is a more qualified than Haywood was. Face it, aside from the being from the mid-level classification, the real issue is that the new AD is a she … a crushing blow to all of the (pseudo) machismo I continuously see on this site (and the Blather.) After all, we are all real men here.

    Like everyone else, I have no idea whether she will succeed …. but she is qualified.And this is Pitt … we are not PSU, OSU, etc. Our overall athletic budget is in the middle, at best, of all D1 schools with FB programs.

    Don’t kill the messenger … these are the hard facts

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    1. Now fellas, not only can she administer athletics, she can also analyze softball.

      Year School/Company Position
      2013-Pres. Eastern Michigan University Vice President/Director of Athletics
      2013 Ohio State University Senior Associate AD
      2009-12 Big Ten Network Softball Color Analyst
      2002-12 The Ohio State University Associate AD/Sport Administration
      1998-02 The Ohio State University Associate AD/ Sport Administration, Compliance and Camp Operations
      1996-98 University of Cincinnati Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance/SWA
      1995-96 National Collegiate Athletic Association Enforcement Intern
      1989-92 University of Michigan Four-year letterwinner in softball

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    2. Playing the sex card so early in this process is nonsense. A misogynist, I’m not. A Pitt fan that looks down his nose at an AD hire from a non P5 conference who has a 3 year track record as an AD. Consider me GUILTY!

      I wouldn’t care if the AD was a transgender bisexual woman if she possessed a resume that was even half as robust as let’s say, Jim Tressel’s!?!?!?!

      Now, I think as a women, that she will have to work a 150% harder than a man would with the same lack of experience to prove herself. Now that isn’t fair & that is what lies ahead of Lyle.

      However, this hire on it’s face gets a C- to begin with if agree that Pitt is poised to ascend to the next level in Power 5 play.

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      1. BTW, “Lyke” autocorrects to all types of other words routinely, so I’m already irritated with Lyle, like, Luke, luck I mean Lyke because of that alone!

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      2. perhaps I jumped the gun a little too early on that, but I have seen a general machismo attitude on this blog for a while now, where the negative is accentuated, and Pitt should be so much better than it is. (I contributed myself to this by criticizing Stallings for his incessant post-game rants about his players.)

        Yes, Pitt can be better … but does everyone have to be so critical of everything? You would think this school has one of the biggest athletic budgets with one of the biggest fanbases loaded with deep-pocket boosters. Bulletin …. we don’t! And isn’t it something that our best attendance years coincide with when we play the likes ND, PSU or WVU at home? Their fans would think of nothing of buying Pitt season tickets just for one game.

        Maybe this bellyaching fanbase doesn’t deserve constant winners … and it sure as hell isn’t going to improve anything by the continuous negativity here.

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        1. Now that I’ll get 100% on board with. “So Called Pitt Fans” (yeah Reed political reference intended) are some of the most whiny bitches 😫😩😫😩😫😩 on the face of the earth.

          When we win the ACC Coastal, many will throw shade that we lost the ACC Championship game, when We Winn the ACC they’ll complain that we were left out of the playoff. Win the National Championship and the spin will be how shameful it is for a National Champion team to not even have their own OCS.

          All the while threatening to cancel season tickets, committing never to contribute to the University and in general dissing on all things associated with the University.

          Come to think of it. Heather Lyke is exactly the type of AD that this fan base deserves.

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  55. If she fires KS and announces plans for a OCS you all will still be haters. LOL

    Pick up the needle gents, everything about Pitt athletics does not suck.

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  56. Back to FB – Pulled this from PSN this morning –

    “Washington DC quarterback and Pitt target Kevin Doyle will be in SEC country today. Doyle will spend the day with Matt Canada at LSU. Let’s see if Doyle picks up an offer after this visit.”

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    1. I me mentioned this last week that Canada was interested in Doyle and Watson offered the other candidates to put pressure on him to commit.

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  57. Lyteweight Heather is as bad as cronyism 101. I hear Cal U is our next feeder school followed by Rose Hulman and Gannon.

    Wanted a puppet to control you got it =’s no one will push Narduzzi and Stallings isn’t going anywhere.

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  58. To say this hire doesn’t jump off the page is an understatement. I do believe Lyke being a woman has shrouded some on here, me included. Her work history is pretty credible though. Although I highly doubt she will ever be given a chance in the friendly confines of the POV neighborhood. I will support her until proven otherwise…. ike

    H2P!

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  59. If I had to choose between Jim Tressel and Heather Lyke to be it would be a no brainer. I would not hire a person who was accused was accused by the NCAA of withholding information and lying to keep players on the field.

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  60. Reed

    I hope that you will not need to be a “moderator.” We should all be able to express opinions without using language that you are asking us to avoid.

    I also think that 2-3 posts a week is plenty. Don’t burn yourself out. POV is a horse to ride for the long haul.

    I am also confused by what make an AD hire from a P-5 school a necessity. If we use that kind of thinking in all hires in life, no one would ever advance. Let’s give her a chance. And, the “rhymes with dyke” comment offends me. We can do better than that.

    Let’s get back to spring practice.

    H2P

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  61. She spent a lot of money on football at EMU and that pissed people off, so that’s a positive.

    Saw a quote by her saying football drives the bus at universities whether we like it or not, so another positive.

    Spent a lot of time at Ohio State and has experience as an A.D., so good to hear.

    Hoping this is who Narduzzi wanted so they two co-exist.

    My negative is she is a stickler for academics. I doubt it is to the extremes of the administration circa 1990, but still a negative.

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  62. That is one thing right there that deserves our attention. The part about a successful football program drives revenue. This is something I believe that Gallagher gets and could have been the deciding factor?? My one question to Ms Lyke is, is it PITT or Pittsburgh?

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  63. Before we crush this hire even more, name a first time Pitt AD hire in recent memory that came from a P-5 school who was making a lateral move? No one can, because it hasn’t happened. No acting P-5 AD is coming to Pitt based on their free will because it’s a step up.

    That is a fact that needs to be accepted.

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  64. I base my opinion on performance, period.

    I guess the ACC is turning into a football conference having won 2 of the last 4 football championships and 4 of the last 8 basketball championships. B10 last won in 2000. B12 won in 2008

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  65. As I tried explaining to you neanderthals – veteran of Ohio State… EMU tried to give the smackdown on spending in the department…. and she SPENT MORE. What’s not to like?

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  66. I have no problem with the hire. Never been afraid of intelligent, hard working females, doing traditionally male jobs. She has a solid resume, She is taking on an extremely difficult job with many problems.

    Little fan support, poor fund raising, a history of losing in all sports besides Football, Basketball and Wrestling, small natural recruiting area, competition for fan attendance from other local colleges and great Pro Teams. Being a City School with no autonomous campus. Basketball hitting the bottom after a good to great run. At least football is on the rise for the near future, but no guarantee long term considering our history. No cake job.

    I hope she is one tough ass-kicking lady.

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  67. She will also be coming to Pitt at a time where there will be considerable down-sizing going on.

    Pitt is one of the biggest recipients of research grants from the US Government. Those look to be reduced or eliminated. Not trying to be political, just stating a fact. Also college enrollment is trending downward overall for obvious reasons.

    How this will affect the athletic department is unclear, but those of you that have worked in an industry that is downsizing know that it can be devastating, especially to non-essential aspects of the business.

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  68. She is more than qualified. Good at raising funds. Like that she is on the younger side for the position.

    Hope she is energetic, not like Barnes.

    Ridiculous to judge someone without even hearing them speak or giving them a chance. SOP negative whining Pitt fans take that approach.

    If after a yer, she sucks (like KS), then complain about her. Not before she even signs. Good Lord.

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  69. As far as I’m concerned, the new AD has one job — keep Coach Duzz at Pitt for at least the next 10 years.

    To do that, she’s going to have to get 20,000 more Pitt fans to get off the couch and come to the stadium.

    Her challenge is clear and formidable. Welcome Heather.

    Go Pitt.

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