I hope you have enjoyed the first Cat Basket podcast. We will be recording another one shortly and hopefully getting uploaded to several other sites.
For those of you who were able to catch the Pitt/Depaul basketball game yesterday, I'm sure you saw Stevie P sitting with Jason Jones and I. I had given Steve a Zoo shirt earlier and the season and he had promised to spend a game with the Zoo. Much to our surprise, our buddy in the athletics department, Chris Ferris, told us we would be having a special guest in the Zoo. It was fun being able to be with Steve for the game. We talked about all sorts of issues. He was clearly talking about football the most. He said that season ticket sales were ahead of where he expected them to be. He also is very excited about the new pre-game festivities that will be occurring on Robinson St. before the games. I guess that means the end of the awful Panther Zone at PNC Park. I think letting athletics run this event and making sure that the Pitt Program Council stays out of it will be the best way for the event to succeed. Sorry Tom Miserableaca, Stevie P is running the show and he won't deal with your garbage ideas.
The other big part of the game was that Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch was a guest of Dr. Jimmy Barber. Usually the only Steeler that he brings is Jeff Reed, but while ol' Skippy is out of town, Charlie was kind enough to come to the game. Many people came over to talk to Charlie (including everyone sitting in the front row courtside seats $$$). Two of the people who met him immediately was Coach Wannstedt and Chris Lasala. Do you think that might have been planned????
Anyways, stay tuned for our next podcast. We're in the process of getting interviews lined up (players, coaches, and friends of the program), but the next one should be focusing on the defensive side of the ball as well as other random topics that will be introduced by Jason Jones.
~ The One and Only ~