By Paul Sykes
A short but steep hill awaits fans entering Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on the east side because of expansion construction. The University of Louisville football team, also under construction, is now confronted by a mountain.
As I sat in the Crunch Zone during that numbing second half, all hope and optimism from the first half disappeared faster that a Pitt wide receiver. It really did resemble the way the Panthers blew up at Heinz Field last year.
The Pitt pep band even obliged by playing “Sweet Caroline” at the end of the third quarter like they do at their place. Not that there were many people left to hear it.
Home game Cardinal football will be strictly a social event. If you’re looking to watch good football, take the two-hour jaunt up I-71 to watch the Cincinnati Bearcats.
I was daft for predicting a win in an earlier column on Card Game, but it did look like it was possible after two quarters. Sonja was closer to the blowout. She chatted non-stop withÂ friends while the guys sat shocked, disillusioned and wanting any reason to cheer.
Climbing the slippery slope continues. Who quarterbacks? Which running backs will be healthy? We’re getting thin in the defensive secondary. Will we put two halves of football together?
The construction continues, the terrain is rugged, and the residents are getting antsy.