As the Panthers continue to climb, Cardiac Hill will be back to cover the stories


When I saw that there was an open position for Cardiac Hill I knew it was something I needed to be a part of. Some of you may already know me as I also write over at Big Blue View but let me introduce myself and why this meant so much to me. As a young child moving to the Poconos, you are initially surrounded by Penn State country, this was something that never really appealed to me. It took a trip out to Pittsburgh at around 11 years old that made me know. I spent time around the campus as my sister went to UPMC and fell in love. Seeing the football stadium just before its demolition and seeing the liveliness of the campus, I was hooked. While my life journey took me on a different path and I never got to attend the University of Pittsburgh, I never lost that attachment. From that point on I became obsessed with the Pittsburgh Panthers, particularly the football and basketball teams. From the football side, I started watching under Walt Harris with players like Antonio Bryant and Larry Fitzgerald picking apart defenses. To the Dave Wannstedt era where players like LeSean McCoy and Darrell Revis shined and there seemed to be pro-ready running backs at all times. To now under Pat Narduzzi where the team looks to be set for long-term success.