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Pitt athletes & friends come together

Ramesh C. Reddy
Editor in Chief

            As I was watching the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl pitting the Big East champions, Miami Hurricanes against the Big Ten champions, Ohio State for the national championship, my mind had a flashback to the time I joined multiple athletes and friends to watch another big game.

            That game did not start at 8:00 p.m. on a neutral field as the Fiesta but at 7:30 p.m. where oranges have a monopoly on the market. I am talking about Florida specifically Miami, Fl. The place was the Orange Bowl.

            The game did not start a day before the weekend as the Fiesta Bowl but on a Thursday night. The Fiesta is being broadcast on national television on local stations. That game was broadcast nationally on ESPN.

After the first quarter both games were tied. Before halftime the underdog team took the lead in this game and almost the lead in that game except for a botched run block.

This game has been a thriller until the last second. That game was a thriller until the last second.

In this game the underdog pulled off a major upset in the championship game to win the national championship in overtime. In that game, the underdog almost tied the game to take it into overtime. Both teams played Miami Hurricanes.

It was our Pittsburgh Panthers who played them on that Thursday night. They could not have expected better fans especially many athletes of Pitt joining together to cheer on their Panthers. They gave us all a spectacular game even if they did not win.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo by Ramesh C. Reddy

As the bowl season comes to an end, there is a positive note for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team. Even though they lost to the Hurricanes in the regular season, they did win a bowl game trophy in the Insight Bowl against Oregon State.