Sunday, September 2, 2007

Thank you Athletics Department

While I'm sure my post about what I had hoped to see with the pre-game intro did not provide ample time for the athletics department to make my suggested changes, they more than pleasantly surprised me with our new intro. If you recall, in my earlier post I had asked for two things, the Panther statue "coming to life" and to play some Ac/Dc to satisfy our rock needs as native Pittsburghers.

When the intro started and it showed the Panther coming to life, I was sold immediately. I really wanted this new intro to be special and that it was. I had to yell at my friends around me to STFU and watch the intro because I knew we had something special. We were able to see the main Panther statues (the pete, the union, and heinz field) come to life and prowl around campus and the north shore. Seeing the Panthers climb the steps of the Cathedral is something I believe should be in our video package FOREVER!!!! I don't want to steal too much thunder from it if you haven't seen it, but just seeing the Panther knock down the opposing team's logo at midfield was great.

To top that off, when Wanny led the team onto the field, they played HELLS BELLS!!! I don't want to say it too early, but I think this intro should be kept only as long as the Panthers play football. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect intro.

Kudos to you athletics dept. Jeff Long, Chris Ferris, Nora Duncan, E.J. Borghetti, Greg Hodgekiss, Tom Reineke, Aaron Coldron, and everyone else. Give yourself a pat on the back because that was by far the best football intro I have ever seen in my entire life. Great Job!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think if the music was louder it would make pregame even better

P10C shouldn't have changed her hair said...

DPJ... I like the post. I also like the shoutout to everyone we ever worked with. Do you think Ferris has the ability to send us that video via email, cause I was excited for the video as you were... they brought back the panther in the cathedral (as we asked for the past 2 years)

its now P9.5 said...

It's P9.5 because she changed her hair

Anonymous said...

Youre a dork

Anonymous said...

I agree, that video was pretty awesome. Make sure you give props to Mandy Wilson and Jonathan Malek of the Marketing Dept. as well. They work very hard to put those videos together...

DPJ said...

Well, our friends at Pitt blather linked us on this posting and I thought I would just clarify things.

First off, i really really do like the intro alot. I think we should keep it for a long long time.

Secondly, I really don't care much for Ac/Dc, in fact I don't think they are that good. Jason Jones and I like to joke around a lot about how if Ac/Dc or Styx played a show at Heinz Field they would have to make the capacity of the stadium 200,000. It's just a joke poking some fun at yinzers saying that they care only about bad 80's rock and the Steelers.

Just a joke....nothing more.