For those of you unfamiliar with the term it’s pronounced “eleven-sEEs”. Charming isnt’ it?
Some more context from the popular cooking website, myrecipies.com:
If you’ve ever been to the UK, you’re probably familiar with elevenses, the mid-morning tea break that doubles as a second breakfast. Well, picture me, an American in a London office tower on my first trip out of the country. I’d overcome the temporary disorientation from the British keyboard layout, and the fact that I’d just begun my second week at a brand-new job in a brand-new industry for which I’d had to go overseas to meet the rest of my team. Rather, what truly freaked me out was that at approximately 11 a.m., everyone popped up from their desks like prairie dogs in danger of a rogue coyote spotting, and grabbed their well-worn mugs to head to the “canteen” (it’s a pantry, mates) for elevenses.
And even better, there is actually some precedent for the early morning tailgate (wikipedia
The bottom line is that no matter how much whisky is going to be consumed before or at the game (if you can get it past security…), nobody and I mean NOBODY is happy about an 11 a.m. kick, but hey we’re Pitt fans, we’re used to having our wants ignored. Probably the TV revenue from the ACC network outweighs the increased ticket receipts. More likely Pitt didn’t have a choice in the matter, though I find that hard to believe. There is ALWAYS a way to push back in this world.
Well no matter how we got here, we are stuck with it now, and it stink. It will probably be the worst-attended game in recent history, but hey maybe Pitt will do something to generate some positive spin? Like maybe label it a “gold-rush” game. Yellow shirts in yellow seats. What a great way to fool the cameras!