Pitt’s bowl game is a little more than a week away and the PR train has started rolling.
First and foremost, if you haven’t read Brian Batko’s excellent piece about the 2008 Sun Bowl, aka the “Worst bowl game in History”, stop what you are doing right now and give a read. It’s literally all anyone is talking about. Also, Paul Zeise was there. He weighs in as well. The halftime show at the game did set the record for the largest YMCA dance ever, so there is that.
Second, if you can’t make it to the Sun Bowl but you do want to support Pitt, you have the opportunity to buy a ticket that will be donated to an Armed Services member in the El Paso area. That service member will get a Pitt T-Shirt and sit in the Pitt Section at the Sun Bowl. If we play well they might even cheer for us! In all seriousness though, given the POV’s deep-rooted interest in supporting service members, I think this is all something we can get behind. I bought two, and it felt great. Here is the donation link. If you’ve never bought tickets through the Pitt Box office (But you have…right?) you’ll have to set up an account which is quick and easy. The link again is: https://t.co/6aSYmaax6YHere is a Stanford fan’s take on the game. Along with a nice piece of history. Did you know Pop Warner and Jock Sutherland coached against each other the last time Pitt played Stanford. Well they did.
Editor’s Note: I removed Stanford Sun Bowl preview link due to possible malware activity. Thanks to OhHowIHateOhioState for the heads up. The factoid is still relevant though.
Also noteworthy, Stanford’s top Running Back is sitting out of the game to prepare for the NFL draft. Our “Thunder and Thunder” RB duo of Quadree Ollison and Darrin Hall never even considered such a move.
Lastly, if you are going to the game, the Pitt Alumni Association is hosting a pre-game event. For just $15 you get lunch and two free drinks. I attended the ACC championship pregame event (which cost $25) and it was well worth it. You’ll likely need to pre-register, and you can click this link to do so.
Well that’s it until after Christmas. Hold your predictions folks there will be a “fun” predictions thread published after Christmas. Enjoy the Holiday everyone and Hail to Pitt.