Hello, Pitt fans. My name is Pat O'Mahony, and I'm new here at Cardiac Hill. You may have seen some of my work at SB Nation Pittsburgh or over at my site, The Incline. Anson and the guys approached me last week to see if I would be interested in joining the team in what I'm now calling the "nWo of Pitt blogging". This is the best site for Pitt news and I couldn't be more honored to be a part of the team.
My role here will be pretty simple. I'll be writing an opinion piece or two a week. I'm really the definition of a lazy blogger. I'm not the type to recap every game or roster change, but when the mood strikes and I'm motivated, I can sometimes put words down on paper in a coherent manner. I'm really looking forward to some of our discussions and arguments (unless they include uniforms, colors, and fonts).
As for my relationship with Pitt, well, its the only thing I really know. I've been a Pitt fan my entire life and it was my dream school. As soon as I was accepted the choice was simple. I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors in History. Naturally, blogging and grad school in North Carolina were my best options. I love Pitt and everything about Oakland. The best memories of my life happened in that corner of the city. However, when it comes to football memories, most of them happened away from Pittsburgh and Heinz Field.
I attended the legendary four overtime game in South Bend with a few friends. It was an unforgettable night. I also attended the debacle of the NC State game in Raleigh. Although Pitt lost, the fun had with friends, family, the loud Pitt section, and the guy who threw a full beer can at an official will not be forgotten. And finally, my ultimate Pitt experience occurred on a cold, drizzly night in Morgantown, WV. On December 1, 2007 my father, my roommate, and I took a trip to Morgantown on a whim to watch the 100th Backyard Brawl. We all know what happened next. I'll never forget the joy and expectations that followed that game. I'll also never forgot trying not to smile in fear of being beaten by a rather rough looking woman dressed in camouflage. Those are just a few of many memories that keep me coming back to Pitt athletics. And I haven't even mentioned basketball!
Again, I just want to thank Anson for the opportunity. I'm looking forward to working with all the other guys (I'm pretty sure they're all named 'Bryan'). I'm looking forward to covering future highs and lows. But who are we kidding, they're probably going to be lows. Thanks again, enjoy the ride, and most importantly...
Hail to Pitt!