On Tuesday, we asked you, Pitt fans, to finish this sentence:
More than any other game this year, I want to see the
Victory Lights beaming after Pitt plays....
surprisingly, the most common answer was the football team's season opener
against Florida State on Sept. 2 at Heinz Field.
Oswalt was one of the many fans wanting to see the Panthers defeat the
Seminoles to begin ACC play. "Florida State. Defending ACC Champs, national TV
on Labor Day," he said.
second most popular pick for a team Pitt fans hope Coach Paul Chryst's Panthers
beat this season was Notre Dame. After last year's heartbreaking triple
overtime loss to the Fighting Irish, a Pitt victory over Notre Dame on Nov. 9
at Heinz Field would relieve frustration for fans like Jim Cahill.
Dame! Not just totally outplay them like last year, but win!" he answered.
and Syracuse also received several mentions, while a few fans hope the Victory
Lights turn on if the Pitt men's basketball team beats Duke at the Petersen
Events Center this upcoming season.
fans, like Laura Riazzi and JD Schroeder, said they want to see the Cathedral
of Learning beam with gold lights, signaling a Pitt victory, after every
Dave Sherer hopes to see the famous Victory Lights for a more specific occasion
-- one that hasn't happened since 1976. "[After] the national championship
game," he answered.