November 1, 2012

Best. Post-Game. Quote. Ever.

Filed under: Football — Chas @ 8:10 am

Good morning. Here is video of Tyler Palko in 2004 (via @PantherLair).

Palko 2004 post-ND

I can’t believe I’ve been misquoting it all these years.

As Palko said later, “”It’s easier for Notre Dame fans to be mad at me for saying the F word. They should be mad at me for throwing five touchdown passes.”

If this was on Facebook, I’d have already clicked “like”

Here’s to our O-Line knocking some people’s helmets off.

Comment by Atlanta Panther 11.01.12 @ 9:10 am

Ok, we’ve given props and kudos to Dan Mason all week, an inspiration to all. Hope he’s there in spirit or on the sidelines!!!

Now, is the time for some other players to step and in and make it a game of a lifetime for themselves, and the team.

Injuries, sminjuries, half the 120 D1 teams can probably claim, “I can’t believe we have lost this many guys”.

Yes, we’ve been hit hard, Notre Dame could care less about that, and no one will care about it next week.

Time to get pumped brothers!!!!! It’s your time!!!! Step in and make a name for yourselves!!!

Intimidated my ass!!!!!!! Intimidate them!!!!!!!!



Comment by Dan 11.01.12 @ 9:26 am

Wow! Just got up and ran into the wall!

Comment by oklahomeboy 11.01.12 @ 9:54 am

I love thinking back to that 2004 victory over ND! I love everything about it. The legend of Tyler Palko was born that night and his post-game interview is still one of my favorite Pitt memories. Oh and by the way, how lame were the pro-ND announcers after the interview making it seem like Palko just punched Ty Willingham in the face.

Comment by JAM 05 Pitt 11.01.12 @ 10:37 am

They must play that clip in the pitt locker room prior to running out of the tunnel Satursday.

This would be a chance to redeem ourselves on national tv and grab national headlines.

Comment by Coach Ditka 11.01.12 @ 11:15 am

I was at the game and did not see it until now. My Dad told me about it as I called him from dinner in Toledo.
That is nothing, nothing compared to what Mark Weibe said on a senior (excuse me) champions tour event last weekend. Google Mark Weibe.
Anyway, that was a fun game.
I concur with Dan, time for some Pitt guys to make names for themselves.

Comment by sfpitt 11.01.12 @ 11:31 am

Does Brian Kelly “mar” his coaching performance everytime they show him on the sideline talking to players? Like noone can read lips…

Comment by Jason G 11.01.12 @ 12:02 pm

Gameday weather forecast.

44 Deg, off and on showers for Sat aft. in South Bend.

Comment by Dan 11.01.12 @ 12:23 pm

Oh…..and the moon phase, will be,
“waning gibbous”.

Comment by Dan 11.01.12 @ 12:26 pm

I was at Pitt Stadium when Notre Dame upset an undefeated, No. 1 ranked Pitt team. After the game, Notre Dame coach, Jerry Faust was running around the field like an idiot. By comparison Taylor Palko comes off as polished. It would nice for Pitt to return the favor this Saturday.

Comment by Justinian 11.01.12 @ 12:30 pm

Love IT!!! Palko is one of my all time favorite PITT players! We need more players with the heart and passion of TP!

Comment by Pitt fan in Atlanta 11.01.12 @ 12:32 pm

I remember being euphoric in the upper reaches of ND Stadium and starting to get call after call on my cell from people who knew I was there. All of them along the lines of “Oh my God, you should’ve heard Palko drop an F-bomb on TV…”

The triple OT game was an awesome experience, too — with the sprinklers, and all — but that Palko game just felt better overall. Like Pitt actually earned it, and it wasn’t a fluke. He couldn’t be stopped that day.

Comment by JW 11.01.12 @ 12:39 pm

Foster says its Pitt or Bama. Decision coming soon.

Comment by alcofan 11.01.12 @ 12:42 pm

Palko was a joy to watch play…sure he wasn’t pretty, he didn’t produce gaudy stats like some of these QB’s today and that short out pass that he seemed to throw for a pick six in every game used to drive me crazy…but he was a warrior who just wanted to win and would do anything to win; like when he knocked that BC defensive back into the second row…but when he dropped that F-bomb after beating Notre Dame (a team I hate only second to PSU) on their home field on national TV his place in Pitt lore was sealed forever!…

Here is to history repeating itself this weekend…Hail To Pitt!

Comment by Leaseman 11.01.12 @ 1:17 pm

Pre-Palko but another great Pitt – ND moment. Yea I helped tear that baby down: link to

Comment by Atlanta Panther 11.01.12 @ 1:42 pm

The only thing that would have made Palko’s quote even more hilarious would have been the insert that I made below.

“It’s easier for Notre Dame fans to be mad at me for saying the F word. They should be mad at me for throwing five (fu*king) touchdown passes”.

As I stated in a previous post, ND is beatable. I’d rather have ND this week than Alabama, Kansas State, Oregon or LSU. This is an uphill fight and everything has to go Pitt’s way for the upset but as usual, That’s Why They Play The Games.


Comment by Dr. Tom 11.01.12 @ 2:14 pm

Atlanta, you gotta love Walt’s post game comment – “too bad we had to tear down the stadium to get fans to come”!

Comment by markp 11.01.12 @ 2:35 pm

Palko’s one of my all-time favorite Pitt players. Think of the difference it would have made over the past half-dozen seasons to have a quarterback of at least his caliber (not just in term of talent but attitude/heart).

Comment by Navy Panther 11.01.12 @ 2:57 pm

Clarification to my last comment– I don’t mean to imply that Sunseri, Stull et al lack heart. But Palko’s attitude and leadership qualities were easy to see, and uncommonly strong.

Comment by Navy Panther 11.01.12 @ 3:07 pm

Too bad Palko had to play as the 3rd string QB last year for Kansas City. He played himself right out of the NFL. Sometime it is better to not play as the backup QB. Does anyone know what he is doing now?

Comment by rayhpgh 11.01.12 @ 3:24 pm

I was at the game and decided as a 30ish alumni to go on the field. The goal post almost hit me on the head and then it was run for your life or get stomped on. I saw a tunnel of open field and ran for it to get out of the mob – I ran my ass off and ran right into Walt Harris as he was being interviewed on TV. Wish there was a video of that.

Comment by Dish 11.01.12 @ 9:07 pm

@ MarkP – Definitely a classic!

@ Dish – Wish I could have seen you run into Walt. I was actually on the front of the goalpost after we tore it down. Everybody was just standing there holding it and nobody seemed to know what to do next so i yelled “South Oakland!” and we all started charging towards the open tunnel. We were about 50 ft from it when the two rows of mounted police came charging towards us and that’s about when when we dropped the goalposts and decided it was a better idea to try to tear up the turf, ahh to be an undergrad.

Comment by Atlanta Panther 11.01.12 @ 9:52 pm

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