Sunday, February 21, 2010
I usually only deal with the three big teams in Pittsburgh (Steelers/Penguins/Pirates) but how can you deny that the Pitt Panthers are not a top notch program in the Pittsburgh area. Tomorrow is a big day at the play we like to call "The Pete". The fourth best team in the nation comes to town. A team that hasn't beaten the Panthers in Pittsburgh since 1996, when I was 10. Hopefully that continues. I could be 10 forever, or something like that.
It was only a few season ago, in 2006, that Sports Illustrated asked players in the Big East to name what they thought was the toughest place to play in the conference. “The Pete,” with credit given to the Zoo and the rest of the fans, was named the toughest that year.
Pitt is 6-0 all-time against top-five opponents at the Petersen Events Center, where it has won 35 of its last 36.
The Zoo is gonna be off the hook tomorrow. Sure I have to wake up at 8 AM but who cares. Do it Pitt, do it.