Friday, January 16, 2009
Pittsnoggle is America
While Seton Hall is now my one and only love in the college basketball world, I must admit it didn't start out that way. It began in a college dorm room, during a different era. Adidas was at the height of its popularity. Radiohead was still on the radio, and Pandora was just a hatchling in the brain of some computer nerd. It began watching Pitts.
My love of the Big East, and more specifically, WVU basketball was something unexpected. But watching this tattoo-covered big man stroke it from deep in an offensive system that brought tears to your eyes during tournament game after tournament game, I couldn't help but feel a part of Mountaineer nation.
Regional affiliation combined with an endless desire to support the underdog has led Dave and myself to the Hall, and we couldn't be happier. But Pittsnoggle will always have a special place in my heart. As the description from the Facebook Group I created in 2006 "More PT for Pitts" reads: "Pittsnoggle remains the greatest American athlete in the last decade."
Read this story and you'll see why:
NY times article on Pitts