Pitt beat WVU on December 1, 2007. No, that doesn't tell the whole story. Pitt manhandled WVU on December 1, 2007. That game could have gone on an additional 3 days, and WVU wouldn't have been able to score, so thorough was the domination by the Pitt defense.
Yet, not long after the game, the whispers started. "Pitt won because Pat White was hurt". Yes, Pat White was hurt. Of course, those who whisper conveniently forget that WVU scored their only TD without Pat White, so it wasn't like Pat White was motherfucking Moses out there, leading WVU to the promised land. But gradually, as 2007 turned to 2008, the whispers changed from "Pat White was hurt" to "Patrick White missed more than half the Pitt game because of injuries".
First, Pitt inured his china doll ass. Second, he didn't miss more than half the game. Third, when the hell did he start going by Patrick? A few mistakes with the facts is ok, but last night, watching the Fiesta Bowl, I reached my egregious error limit. Pat Haden, also known as the prissy leprachaun who does Notre Dame games for NBC, said that WVU lost the Brawl because Pat White missed more than half of the game.
Hey Pat, you lazy ass, no research doing grundle. For the last time....PAT WHITE DID NOT MISS MORE THAN HALF THE PITT GAME.
WVU ran 56 offensive plays. Pat White was the QB for 43 of them. Granted, I didn't go to U$C like you did, but I'm fairly certain that 43 divided by 56 equals 0.767. Meaning, Pat White played MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF THE OFFENSIVE SNAPS. To further debunk this myth, he hurt his NON-THROWING THUMB. WHAT WAS HE GOING TO DO WITH THAT THUMB TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE? HITCH A RIDE TO WHEELING?
Can we please put this unpleasant urban legend to rest now?
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