Remember how great the night game at Heinz Field against Notre Dame was? Yeah, forget I said that.
No, Pitt didn't have much choice, but kicking off against the Irish at noon? Lame.
The Pirates have a night game against the Cincinnati Reds that day, so parking would have been a complete and utter nightmare (insert cruel Pirates attendance joke about September baseball game here). Hard to see what else they could have done. A 3:00 p.m. start would have made it a little easier to get to the game for out of towners, but logistically with the Pirates game, still would have been a debacle of epic proportions. The Pitt game will be ending right around the time the Pirates would be getting a rush of traffic in for their contest.
That said, there is some good news to come out of this. Maybe I can finally talk my wife into pulling off the elusive Pitt-Pirates doubleheader for an entire day of sports.
Eh, probably not.