I'm sure there are some on this board who will roll their eyes at the following subject matter, and I can't say I blame them. But it's the offseason, and I'm bored. So the following are some "interesting" and recent tidbits about everyone's favorite Big East titan.
-I was perusing the interwebs earlier, and came across this interesting take about JoePa's B10 expansion ideas (pittblather.com):
"The desire by Paterno for a Eastern member in the Big 11 is simply about the geographic isolation of Penn State. It is, as usual, self-serving for Paterno and Penn State. It is not about the Big 11 or any desire to reach out to the other 3 programs mentioned. It is not about helping the Big 11 and their big gap between the end of the season and bowl season."
I mean, wow! Talk about your sour grapes! We get it, Pitt...you're Pennsylvania's JV football program. You lost 3-0 against an Oregon State team missing two of their best players, and haven't had a 10-win season in 25 years. So you feel the need to lash out and take shots about PSU "always being self-serving." Last I checked, we weren't the ones making fans buy 3-game ticket packages because we can't sell tickets any other way. Our 2 for 1 offer is no worse than what you offered us back when we weren't a top program. Any one of those programs should count their lucky stars JoePa mentions them for inclusion at the grown-up table.
You would think that the discrepancy in the recent levels of success would lead to more of a Wes Mantooth towards Ron Burgundy point of view ("From deep down in my stomach, with every inch of me, I pure, straight hate you. But goddammit, do I respect you!"), but oh well...their throats must be stuck, choking on all that pride.
-If you can't build a wall, morph into a giant who controls weather patterns (from Wanny's twitter). No additional words are needed:
-Guess we're not the only ones in trouble with the law. I don't post this to hurl stones, despite all the crap we took from Pitt fans (and, well, the rest of the country) when we had some legal issues. I post it more because I wonder, where's the offense coming from? Their entire offense was drafted in the 2nd round, and he's playing Sundays now. Good luck this year, Pitters.