Reaction to Pitt upset of WVU at Pitt and elsewhere
Wow! I know I was excited at Pitt's stunning upset of WVU this past weekend. But appearances not nearly as stoked as Pitt's students. Pitt students have been known for their apathy towards school pride. Especially when compared to some SEC and Big 10 schools, particularly the land grant schools like PSUcsks. Some attribute this apathy to the plethora of other activities available on an urban campus. Who knows? But in any event, I was amazed to find this video of riots breaking out in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh (home to the University of Pittsburgh) immediately following the game. It hardly seems apathetic to me.
And then today I found this blog entry by a person who not only doesn't seem to have any connection to Pitt but not to the Pittsburgh area or even sports in general. But the author seems to have connected with the underdogs in this triumph of David over Goliath by stating:
"But for Pittsburgh's fans, and for underdog fans everywhere, the result was a miraculous joy. We are all Pittsburghers."
The author went on to explain why he reported on the outcome of the game by saying:
"We have not had occasion to document memorable providences in the five-plus years that we have been publishing this electronic continuation of Public Occurrences but Pittsburgh's victory was not just historic, it was providential, that is miraculous, and so, true to our ancient mission we hereby record it."