Kenny "Rogers" Pickett May Be The Roasters Chicken Franchise Pitt Football Has Been Looking For
Quite the thriller at Heinz Field yesterday, eh?
I don't want to brag and say that I was there, but yeah, I was there, everybody. My first ever Pitt game and I was living the Big Baller Brand in box suites. The Iron City Light was flowing, the wings were top notch and on top of that, the merch was swaggin' like "Face Me" Ike Taylor.
However, the outcome of the game is what made everything go. The Narduzz Dog was most likely coaching for his job, Max Browne was hanging out in sweatpants and the general vibe that knowing there's not a whole lot of Pitt Panther optimism happening with the 4-7 record they've notched up (including a loss to the Syracuse basketball team).
Then here comes Kenny.
Kenny Pickett just dropped in to see what condition The U's condition was in and the diagnosis: not ready for the running pizzazz of a true freshman quarterback.
I'll openly admit that associating an 18-19 year kid with a 20-year-old Seinfeld reference and a 79-year-old country music icon may not be the most market savvy move, but it's hard not to associate The Gambler with Pitt's latest gamble. It's not like they had a lot to risk considering the team's current situation, but throwing a freshman to the assumed wolves of Coral Gables could be considered "chips all in" by Pat Narduzzi.
And it paid off with a thriller in Heinz. Could Pickett be the Panther QB PItt's looking for? Extremely early to say, but ending the season on the high note with a glowing light of Black Friday cheer gives University of Pittsburgh football an offseason to spent the night with.
I'm hoping this a long-lasting relationship as the "Kenny Rogers' Jackass" references will be bountiful and limitless.