May 15, 2015

Closer to the Script?

Filed under: Admin,Football,Media — Reed @ 8:46 am

Here is a chance to vote on which “Football Shirt” you want to see for 2015. I guess this means which shirt they will give away at the home games or something.

PITT T-Shirt

But in the spirit of our recent discussions about logos and branding I thought you all might like to do this:

Football Shirt Poll Site


tough call. Design c?

Comment by Benzene 05.15.15 @ 8:51 am

I get using the cathedral but it just looks like a phallic symbol….maybe a ploy to get woman to the game.

Comment by notrocketscience 05.15.15 @ 8:55 am

I really don’t like either of them. The Cathedral in Hail looks more like Haal on both shirts. I can see people thinking your name is Haal unless they looked at it closely. I agree with Benzene, trash both and try something else.

Comment by Jeff in CPa 05.15.15 @ 8:59 am

I voted for #1 – I think this is a PITT’s low bidder purchase in bulk.

Comment by Reed 05.15.15 @ 9:03 am

Voted for #1, even without the mustard….


Comment by dhuffdaddy 05.15.15 @ 9:20 am

Pitt is it was good some years back why not revive IT. Agree on other Hail?????.

Comment by Pitt 60 05.15.15 @ 9:27 am

Keep the script on the front and put a panther NOT A DYNOCAT on the back!!!

Comment by isnore 05.15.15 @ 9:50 am

Can you imagine if everyone in the stadium is wearing shirt #2 and the game is on TV? The whole country would be going: “what the hail is that suppose to be??? LOL
That shirt is totally inbred and has no marketing value to the outside world. PR PEOPLE – wake up!!!

Comment by pittman4ever 05.15.15 @ 10:05 am

Pitt – YSU kickoff at 1 pm. Not on TV but on ESPN3.

Comment by wbb 05.15.15 @ 10:13 am

It’s so frustrating I guess Pitt will never be on ESPN 8 the Ocho… that’s when you know you’ve arrived.

Comment by deepelemblues 05.15.15 @ 12:09 pm

Pitt is It…way better than something no one else would be able to figure out.

Comment by panther94 05.15.15 @ 12:15 pm



Comment by Pitt IT Is 05.15.15 @ 12:22 pm

Can’t vote for either tee. What is wrong with Pitt in script with Nike swoosh and plain back? Nothing fancy here. Keep it simple.

Comment by MariettaMike 05.15.15 @ 12:25 pm

I can’t wait to see what they come up with after 15-18 months.

Go Hall (as in Seton Hall) lol

Comment by Emel 05.15.15 @ 1:21 pm

Maybe they’re trying to get an edge in the Sterling Gibbs lotto.

Comment by Emel 05.15.15 @ 1:23 pm

Back should read….

Pedo State sucks !

Comment by Emel 05.15.15 @ 1:24 pm

No emel, back should say Penn St Sucks and below that JOE KNEW!!

Comment by JoeKnew 05.15.15 @ 1:42 pm

lol…I can live with that too !

Comment by Emel 05.15.15 @ 1:44 pm

Poopy Pants knew…..would also be acceptable.

Comment by Emel 05.15.15 @ 1:46 pm

For your consideration for the back of the shirt.

“Penn State Sucks……literally”


Comment by Dan 05.15.15 @ 2:00 pm

Why does it just say Hail? If it said Hail to Pitt it would make more sense & probably read a little better. I don’t like it on the back of the Pitt is it shirt either. I voted for #1 but wouldn’t buy either of them. I’m not too thrilled about a 1 pm kickoff for YSU either. They should have made it a 6 pm game like last time so I can get some quality tailgating in for the only Sept game. Not a big fan of morning drinking unless I pulled an all nighter & kept going.

Comment by Nick 05.15.15 @ 2:12 pm

See Nick, that is where my generation has it over yours … nothing like a morning pot buzz. Trouble is is that you don’t feel like going to the game.

Comment by wbb 05.15.15 @ 2:59 pm

Pitt softball on ESPNU. Up 2-0 on Cal in the 2nd inning.

Comment by Nick 05.15.15 @ 3:05 pm

Easy decision – #1

Every time I see the phrase or hear it, I think of the Sports Illustrated cover.

Recognizing that this is a tad bit blasphemous, but I’ve never been a huge fan of Hail to Pitt on clothing. For me, its a toast or a way to close a letter. I have form any years been saying “Panthers on the Prowl!”….the new regime seems to like that too. Now THAT would make for a good tee shirt front. Put the Script in mustard with royal blue trim on the back.

And to those of you complaining about the 1pm game start – you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning. A nice breakfast tailgate with bloodies followed by post-game at the cocktail hour. Whats wrong with that?

Comment by Joe Lawrence 05.15.15 @ 3:09 pm

Pitt is It (on front)

Eat Pitt’s Shit (on back)

Poopy Pants knew (bottom back)

Comment by Emel 05.15.15 @ 3:12 pm

That takes care of:

a) Us
b) A dig at the Billies
c) A dig at the Pedos

Comment by Emel 05.15.15 @ 4:08 pm

Savannah King not the same since she was clocked in the 3nd.

Comment by steve1 05.15.15 @ 4:14 pm


Comment by steve1 05.15.15 @ 4:14 pm

Pitt Is It.

Comment by DC33 05.15.15 @ 5:34 pm

It just dawned on me that Pitt Is IT is the choice because it’s the Pat Signal

Comment by wbb 05.15.15 @ 5:56 pm

Also went with Pitt is It. Be surprised if they a giveaways being Nike is making them…

Comment by Pap76 05.15.15 @ 6:26 pm

How about H2P
Or Hail to Pitt like it reads
Pitt script for sure
New colors…no Vegas gold , old gold is Pitts color…more dull and less Vegas shine and glitz. Think dirty steel mill.
Both uni creations suck
And yes any shirt that says Pedos Suck or Hoopies rape sheep will sell
And any knock against the Big Ten
I don’t mind what ucla does. It has block and script. But it’s all ucla. No pittsburgh or Dino cat
The cathedral is a great phallic symbol but let’s make these shirts G rated please
Free shirts and pitt towels to wave at the opening game

Comment by TX Panther 05.15.15 @ 6:41 pm

I can live with the current colors. Even was ok with block Pitt. Don’t get me wrong I would be friggin ecstatic to see the royal blue/mustard or yellow come back. It is unique and reconnects with our most recent period of real success.

The Dinocat and Pittsburgh have to go. I think it was Dan a few threads ago that said hearing Pittsburgh is like nails on a blackboard. Couldn’t agree more. Spindler’s Spirit said ESPN replied to an email saying they were told to use Pittsburgh. Not surprised. Cornhole is gone and Dinocat and Pittsburgh need to follow.

1 pm Sept 5th gentleman. Hoping Pitt fans show we support the change and leadership and get a legit 50k out to kick off the Narduzzi era. I know I’m pumped!

Hail to Pitt!!!!

Comment by Pap76 05.15.15 @ 9:00 pm

The Cathedral does not look like an “I”

Comment by Chris 05.16.15 @ 8:27 am

Voted number 1. Has Pitt thought of trying the Pitt students to do this through those taking classes in Marketing and Design with input from Blatherites, alums, students, coaches etc. At worst students get experience and credit and if we don’t like, back to the drawing board, let’s get this right for a change. Like that they at least asked, not like SP and “Pittsburgh” nonsense. I bought a new script cap in mustard and royal blue so I am moving in that direction with tweaks. I think that’s what I think, I think.

Comment by rkb 05.16.15 @ 8:55 am

The CAthedral is phallic like, lets leave that to Ped State.

Comment by rkb 05.16.15 @ 8:57 am

Choice 3, Penn State sucks, West Virginia swallows!

Comment by WLAT radio and the Big Beat! 05.16.15 @ 9:18 am

I’ll vote for #1, but I’d like to see on the back instead.

“We Aren’t Penn’s State”

Which avoids TM and copyright infringements by using the words “penn state” without authorization.

An added feature under that could be “Roc” holding up a finger with, “We’re #1”!
(Guess which finger Roc is holding Up?)

Comment by Dr. Tom 05.16.15 @ 9:23 am

lol dr.

Comment by rkb 05.16.15 @ 9:40 am

Comment by wbb 05.16.15 @ 9:49 am

…. script all around

Comment by wbb 05.16.15 @ 9:50 am

wbb looks like someone is paying attention

Comment by rkb 05.16.15 @ 11:09 am

script, script, script, script…. ๐Ÿ™‚


Comment by Pittscript 05.16.15 @ 11:55 am

Note the script in the pictures of the renovations! The reserrection has occurred!

Comment by Pittscript 05.16.15 @ 11:56 am

Script is good yes….

But I don’t see Royal Blue & Mustard Gold Yellow.

Just take some of the seats out of Heinz and put them in the Team Room. This isn’t rocket science.

(the seats in Heinz are mustard yellow)

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 12:56 pm

Perfect opportunity with the new HC, to bring back all the stars of the 1973-1983 era, for the first big home game of the year.

October 10th against UVA.

Or do you think they should do it for the first game against YSU ?

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 1:00 pm

That would be relaunching the Royal Blue & Mustard Yellow !

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 1:01 pm

Just looked at our schedule for the first time closely.

Only two (2) of the first seven (7) games are at home.

Who in the hell put that together ?

As the weather can get like crap in Pittsburgh in late October and certainly November.

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 1:05 pm

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 1:06 pm

Sterling Gibbs to UCONN according to CBS Sports

Comment by Chick 05.16.15 @ 2:17 pm

not unexpected … UConn was the alleged favorite all along

Comment by wbb 05.16.15 @ 2:36 pm

Yea but we got the Sterling from Coppin State !


Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 2:40 pm

Seton Hall PG Sterling Gibbs Denies That He Has Committed To UConn, Despite Multiple Reports
Dan Lyons

Update: As if this story needed another wrinkle, now CBS Sportsโ€™ Jon Rothstein reports that Gibbs will visit N.C. State.

Seton Hall transfer Sterling Gibbs told @CBSSports he will visit NC State this week. Immediately eligible.

โ€” Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 16, 2015

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 2:43 pm

So we can still lose him to what is starting to look like our recruiting rival…..The Wolfpack.

If they land him, more 20 point losses to NCSU next year.

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 2:45 pm

Of course to have a real rival…you have to win some of the recruiting battles. (and games)

Comment by Emel 05.16.15 @ 2:46 pm

Guys – before you get too excited about what Narduzzi & PITT have done with the public spaces and locker room in the Southside – each incoming HC has done exactly the same thing. I’ve seen the last three changes (DW, TG, & PC) and it is all variations on a themem.

What is interesting is that Chryst took all the games, etc out of the locker room and freed up a ton of space to enlarge the weight room, with a ton of new equipment and seats, benches, so that the kids could hang out together there and work out while doing it. If you remember it got raves back in 2012.

Narduzzi has done the same re-decorating and has reclaimed some of that weight room back into the locker room.

It comes and goes but there is always a nice budget for the incoming coach to pee on everything and make it his – and that’s a good thing. Narduzzi has also upgraded some A/V stuff.

Comment by Reed 05.16.15 @ 3:14 pm

post- spring two-deep. Peterman not even 2nd team … jk!

link to

Comment by wbb 05.16.15 @ 3:27 pm

I expect Whitehead, Peterman and the DL transfer from UW/MSU (med student) to be listed come spring along with the possibility of Brightwell, McKee and/or the WR JUCO from CA

Comment by wbb 05.16.15 @ 3:35 pm

‘come fall’

Comment by wbb 05.16.15 @ 3:36 pm

I just can’t fathom why schools or teams who already have a great brand change it! Pitt is in that category! Look at games in the 70’s and 80’s and even early 90’s when pitt was playing! There was no damn question who that team was! We had a monopoly on that color scheme and the cursive. But now we look like, well a half dozen teams out there! This group gets it and script will take over again as it always should! Never again! Please! Let’s thank God everyday that Stevie P is not in charge!

Comment by Sweet Caroline 05.16.15 @ 6:13 pm

Changing brands to attract fans is the worst thing to do. It may momentarily increase sales but mostly over time it has no effect. Keep PITT forever.

Comment by Frank MD 05.16.15 @ 6:28 pm


Hail to Pitt (in script)!!!!!

Comment by The Truth 05.16.15 @ 8:15 pm

@ Emel 2:45pm – NC St is also heavily recruiting Maverick Rowan. Mark Gottfried is another of many NCAA HC’s that Jamie continues to lose to on the recruiting trail and the BB court.

Warmer weather and prettier girls, right?

Comment by Erie Express 05.17.15 @ 6:19 am

ESPN is reporting that indeed Gibbs is going to UConn. He put it on Twitter too.

link to

Comment by Jackagain 05.17.15 @ 1:13 pm

Well at least Gibbs didn’t go to an ACC opponent and a team that was constantly beating us out on recruits.

Don’t have to hear about him at Uconn.

Until of course they get to the Final 4. ๐Ÿ™‚

Comment by Emel 05.17.15 @ 2:57 pm

Been on NC State’s campus, it’s nothing to write home about.

Pitt girls are as pretty, if not prettier, certainly have a lot of nationalities that are lacking in the South.

Comment by Emel 05.17.15 @ 3:00 pm

Oh and it’s way way too hot & humid down here in the Summer.

The Burg has much nicer summers. Pittsburgh is 100 times the city that Raleigh is as well.

Comment by Emel 05.17.15 @ 3:02 pm

The only major cities in the South that have character are Charleston, SC, Savannah to an extent and New Orleans.

The rest are characterless new South cities, that are nothing more than a collection of suburbs and shopping malls.

Comment by Emel 05.17.15 @ 3:06 pm

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