I think that by now everyone knows of the ugliness that took place on the lush turf of Heinz Field yesterday afternoon, but if you need a reminder, this is how the game started out for the Pitt Panthers:
Five possessions in the first five minutes of the game, five fumbles by Pitt that resulted in four touchdowns by Georgia Tech. With nine minutes and change remaining in the FIRST QUARTER, Tech led 28-0.
If you were sitting in Heinz Field witnessing this (and thus being unable to change the channel) words like "unbelievable" and "surreal" don't even begin to describe it.
But, hey, the "Script Pitt" logo for which many alums have been clamoring over the years was back on the Panthers helmets.
Pitt did manage to get to with 28-14 by halftime, but when Tech scored on the opening possession of the second half, everyone knew that no miracle comeback was going to happen.
Enough of that.
Of equal or greater concern, football-wise, is the thought that another thrashing could be dealt to the local girders this afternoon when Andrew Luck leads the Indy Colts against the Steelers. I don't expect a debacle on the scale that was seen yesterday, but I am not feeling real optimistic that the Steelers will pull of a win today either.
Anyway, we could be looking at another weekend similar to the one a few weeks back when Akron and the Tampa Bay Bucs dealt back to back losses to the local footballers. We can debate tomorrow as to which weekend was worse.