Monday, Feb 17th…
Our ACC champion Women’s Volleyball team continues to reel in the talent
Not sports related per-se, but it was tweeted by a football coach. Lets never forget our roots people. Ain’t nothing like it in the world, and all Dairy Farmers and Hoopies are cowed when they walk through its doors.
Tweet Grade and Commons Room Grade: A+
Have no idea how the team did, and since they didn’t tweet about the team I’d suspect they didn’t do well. But the individual grade for these two is an A.
Some more rah-rah from the football coaching staff, but I’ll take it. A.
It’s gymnastics senior week, so giving these three their due. Thanks for being Pitt Panthers.
A’s all around for the seniors.
And for those of you questioning Pitt’s non-con in the Narduzzi era…
Do I grade this an A because it make’s Pitt’s record look better or do I grade this a D because of the dumb-a$$ schedule that made Pitt look worse. In ten years nobody will know who we played and our record will be there for all to see, so “D” it is. And remember folks, football schedules are set several years out so some of not most of this is on our boys Scottie and Steve.
Tuesday, Feb 18th
Pitt announced the blue-gold game date
The game hasn’t been played yet so…
Grade: I (incomplete)
See previous post. Note the preponderance of Big 10 teams…
Two ways to look at this
- The ‘Duzz ain’t gettin’ it done
- The ‘Duzz is doing more with less
Both statements are true, but I’m in a good mood tonight, so I’ll focus on #2. The ‘Duzz has the third or fourth best record in the ACC over the last five years. Imagine what would happen if Pitt stopped playing by the recruiting rules, and imagine how pissed off the Florida State and Miami fanbases have to be right now. Grade: B+
Pitt Men’s BB gets blown out by FSU 67-82, but Jeff Capel makes his now famous “dumpster fire” comment.
Grade: Game D, Comment A+
Throwing this in for all you engineers and physicists out there. Me? I took rocks for jocks, but picked up enough to break into a wry smile.
Thanks to the curve, I got an A.
This young lady did something good last week:
Wednesday, February 19th
So did these:
They may not all make the team, but I’m giving them all an A anyway.
Thursday, February 20th
Rich and Tracy Maniskas donated $325,000 to victory heights. Pitt Athletics needs more donors like this. Grade: A.
Pitt Women’s BB lost, but it was closer. Dayshanette Harris flashed.
Interesting graph. Try to find Pitt (hint the offense is well above the midpoint but he defense is just left of center). Not sure I agree…
Grade: C – and to be clear I’m grading the idiots who made this graph.
Oh yea, also a minor headline about the basketball and football programs broke on Thursday…
Peak’s tongue-in-cheek reaction is the right one, IMO. 99% of Pitt fans agree that Pitt got away with a slap on the wrist and Heather was able to use the info to save Pitt seven figures on Stallings’ buyout. Internal Grade (given the context): B+. External Grade (given that Pitt still gets a black eye from the news): D.
Friday, February 21st
I had some extra time so I audited a phys ed class. No grade awarded…yet.
This is apparently a big deal, so an “A” for these two
Pitt Men’s BB beat EMU
…but only by 1, so “B”.
This guy gets an A though
Tough one for Pitt’s senior gymnasts. They always have 13-9 to fall back on though.
Saturday, February 22nd
#10 Pitt Wrestling beat #7 Virginia Tech at the Pete.
A+++. I hate the Hokies.
Pitt Baseball dominated EMU
Pitt Men’s Basketball came up just short against UVA. If there were ever a moral victory on the season, this was it.
This guy gave a speech.
Pitt Softball lost a squeaker to UMASS (Pretty sure this was in the Whipple contract though…)
But bounced back against Towson
Grade: B (Because daggone it you better beat Towson)
Pitt swimming and diving finished 9th out of 12 in the ACC championship meet. Here are all the team scores.
On the bright side, we more than doubled Boston College’s score, and we finally beat Miami in something. On the down side we have a loooong way to go to be competitive here. Hats off to all the individual performances and effort, but just want to keep things real.
Sunday, February 23rd
Pitt Women’s basketball got blown out by Louisville. Grade: D
Pitt Baseball swept EMU. And thank goodness they did, because I sure didn’t want to end on that D.
Grade: B for the game (we should be better than that against the MAC), but A for the sweep, never an easy feat, no matter what the level of competition.
Overall grade for the week: Probably would have been a C+ except for the dark cloud of Kevin Stallings’ misdeeds hanging over the fanbase. Even though it’s a slap on the wrist, and will have little to no effect on revenue sports, it’s never a good look. I’m hanging a C- on the week and looking forward to turning the page.
Hail to Pitt everyone