June 22, 2016

Reed’s Wild Ride

Filed under: Uncategorized — Reed @ 8:28 am

Friends and fellow Pitt Blather readers – I’d like to invite you all to my new Pitt football website “The Pitt POV” that I am rolling out this morning.

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I know this is short notice – I wanted to get the blog ‘on the air’ on July 5th but a good friend of mine posted on the Pitt Fanatics Facebook group that I had this new blog and linked it – so it went public way before I had wanted it to… I didn’t even get a chance to call Chas and let him know my plans as I wanted it to be more polished before I did so (he’s gotten an email though).

But really it was you all who I wanted to help guide me through the building process because we’re family when it comes to the intent and content of The Pitt POV.

You all know how I write, how much I love to do it and best of all the great and meaningful discussions we have had between myself and the readers and commenters of the articles I have posted (almost 500 BTW) on here.

Please keep that going over on The Pitt POV also guys.  The Blather has amazingly astute readers.  I want the same -the same and more actually – over on my new place.  But of course I’ll always check The Blather and comment as before (and even drop a piece or two in the article bin every so often if Chas still wants that).

I love you guys and since my retirement in 2011 this blog and the readers on here have become a great part of my life. I’m looking forward to seeing you again, just in a different place.  I’ll also be writing some personal essays and non-sports related articles on The Pitt POV that wouldn’t really fit well on the Blather as The Pitt POV will be my personal blog also.

Lastly I want to say thanks to Chas for being the greatest blog ‘owner’ I ever worked with.  Of course that’s a pretty small and select group of people (1), but he’s truly a great Pitt fan who has a solid handle on the university and its dealings.  He’s an all-around good guy.

So – off to new adventures… I have the same media credentials as before so I’ll be going up to camp in the fall and letting the Pitt POV readers what I see and feel about the team.

See you soon –  Reed

P/S: Along with articles I plan on sending out an introductory email and monthly newsletters – so stay tuned for that also

Jackagain – if it was April 1st, I’d guess that pg article was a joke. But it’s not a joke and it makes me want to laugh.

I hope it works…

The thing that will differentiate the style of play between this year and last may be the HC trusting his players. What does he have to lose? – certainly not his job thanks to Barney.

Comment by Erie Express 07.08.16 @ 6:19 pm

Looks like the Blather is dead????

Comment by PittPT 07.08.16 @ 10:34 pm

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Other guys that can play their way into the draft or at least sign as free agents


The most Pitt has had in a long time.

Comment by gc 07.09.16 @ 8:46 am

Hey – I don’t feel at all the guilty about doing this because we have great content on the new site. It isn’t intended to be a ‘teaser’ as much as a continuing invitation…

That said – New article up on The Pitt POV now…

Sam Sciullo, Jr is a very good and entertaining sports writer who has a love for the University of Pittsburgh and especially its sports teams. Listed in that author’s link are the books he has published in this genre’. My favorite of his by far is the “University of Pittsburgh Football Vault” because it is not only informative but just fun as hell to read. [ 759 more words. ]

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Comment by Reed 07.09.16 @ 12:07 pm

gc – I think we’ll see about half on those names drafted or as free agents.

I’d drop Ibrahim, Parrish, Soto, Lewis and Jarrett off the list.

Comment by Reed 07.09.16 @ 12:09 pm

Reed I agree on those being a bit of a stretch, except for Jarrett. Big D Tackles are hard to come by and his numbers were not bad last year.

By the way I tried to post on PITTPOV and failed this morning.

The point is, they all have this year to make their point.

Comment by gc 07.09.16 @ 12:23 pm

Chas, we all deserve a parting statement

Comment by steve1 07.09.16 @ 5:02 pm

Chas are you still around?

Comment by Marco 07.09.16 @ 6:49 pm

Here is our POV Sunday Morning Podcast for this weekend. The sound quality is better this time around. First we talk about the week on Pitt POV island (Hey, if Revis can have one so can I!) Then I share some interesting web articles with their links posted below – I have a running commentary on each link also. [ 100 more words. ]

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Comment by Reed 07.10.16 @ 11:14 am

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This is totally ridiculous. We have four seniors, and other experienced guys. Of course point guard is an issue, but there are good options.

Talk about no respect.

Comment by gc 07.10.16 @ 12:06 pm

Agreed gc.

As a blather faithful, I think we deserve to know what’s going on. If you don’t plan to shut the site down, then let us know. We deserve better than the silent treatment.

Comment by panther94 07.10.16 @ 10:20 pm

I sure hope the Pitt Blather does not fade away. Reed does excellent work with Fball but I need my Bball fix with someone who has a passion to post a-plenty on all things Pitt Bball!!

As for gc’s link…I think we need to wait and see. Stallings has had NBA talent and never achieved much with them. Dixon had major issues…but getting average players to play above average and over-achieve was not one of them. I could see us taking a MAJOR step backwards this year…or not. The fact is, none of us know what Stalling’s will achieve.

Chas I miss your Bball postings!!!!

Comment by DD 07.11.16 @ 8:03 am

I know Chas has always more of a basketball guy. Tons of football too, but hoops is his bag.

So, I had no worries. However, thought we may have had an article on the summer leagues?

Comment by Dan 07.11.16 @ 9:06 am

Right now, by all appearances, we are standing in fine stead with our favorite college football program. The Pitt team is coming of an 8-5 season with a head coach, Mr. Pat Narduzzi, who has won the hearts and minds of the Pitt faithful. Our recruiting has gone well under his watch so far; the staff coaches are doing their jobs to expectations and our student/athletes are going to class, keeping out of trouble and thus representing the University well. [ 1659 more words. ]

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Comment by Reed 07.11.16 @ 9:09 am


Comment by Jimbo 07.11.16 @ 2:56 pm

Hainsey picks ND. ND owns the WPIAL this year and has Jurkovec for next year. PN losing in his own backyard.

Tried to post this on POV with no success. Too many posts not going through, getting frustrated Reed. Is anyone else having the problem?

Comment by gc 07.11.16 @ 3:29 pm

Not having a problem. Try Chrome.

Comment by panther94 07.11.16 @ 5:04 pm

Please someone post something.

Comment by Chris 07.11.16 @ 6:40 pm

Stopped at the pro am games tonight. Saw Rozelle Nix make a couple of free throws, make some nice passes and surprising get pretty high off the ground to block a shot. Jonathan Milligan play some nice pg play. Michael Young didn’t play and Jamel Artis looks like the league MVP.

Comment by alcofan 07.11.16 @ 9:03 pm

Guys – I’m going to start posting BB articles up on The Pitt POV to get you BB fans someplace to discuss what is going on in that sport.

I’ll have something BB related up this even then will try to keep up on it.

I’m not a big BB fan but this is something you all need obviously.

Comment by Reed 07.12.16 @ 8:25 am

Here is what we have seen in the media about Pitt football over the last few days. First off here is Chris Peak’s latest podcast on the Trib-Review you can listen while you work: A nice note he hits right away is that the recruiting ‘dead period’ has ended so we should see the Pat Signal a few times soon. [ 1033 more words. ]

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Comment by Reed 07.12.16 @ 8:25 am

New Testimony comes out, that JoePedo knew about Sandusky’s criminality perversions since at least 1976.

And McQuery testified he told Tom Bradly, so thank God, he was never hired by Pitt. As I remember some on here were pushing for.

Also Greg Shiano supposedly knew. And that would make sense, he was rewarded with keeping quiet with the Head Coaching gig at Buttgers.

Cause that’s how things are done.
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Comment by Emel 07.12.16 @ 5:37 pm

Congrats on the new site Reed !

Hopefully Chas will keep this one going as well.

Comment by Emel 07.12.16 @ 5:40 pm

So Schiano gets the Buttgers gig, to make that program respectable enough, that the Big 10 would want to add them.

Which does a couple things for Pedo State.
1) Pedo State is no longer the only ‘Eastern’ team in the Midwestern based B1G.
2) Increases the overall TV eyeballs for the Network TV moolah, so increases Pedo State overall cut of the B1G Money jackpot.
3) Adding Buttgers and Maryland, ‘shuts out’ Pitt as a possible B1G addition. And we know how much they hate us up in Pedo Valley.

And Greg boy, ends up ‘falling’ to safety at the numero uno cash program in the B1G, as Associate Head Coach.

Got to take care of those that keep their mouths shut and do nothing to disturb the ‘cash cow’.

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Comment by Emel 07.12.16 @ 5:52 pm

Disgusting Emel

Comment by Tossing Thabeets 07.12.16 @ 7:50 pm

Had some eggplant Marino from Anthonys coal fired pizza tonight. Pretty good.

Comment by alcofan 07.12.16 @ 8:31 pm

Emel – have you gone over to The Pitt POV and started commenting yet? We need your insights into the FB ( and BB now I guess) programs on there.

Comment by Reed 07.13.16 @ 5:48 am

Emel – You are spot on with your comment above.

if you remember I was insistent on here that Pitt would never hire Bradley and some commenters thought I was wrong – but I had gotten that info directly from Nordenberg himself in a conversation I had with him a few years ago… along with a lot of other stuff also.

But Nordenberg was very adamant that Bradley or anyone else from PSU wouldn’t be hired by Pitt while he was Chancellor. It was kind of a no-brainer to me but some Pitt fans refused to believe that Bradly would have been associated with that secret-keeping.

Comment by Reed 07.13.16 @ 5:54 am

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