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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

It was the best of was the worst of times

Happy New Year Panther Fans! We here at Panther Rants would like to pass along our best wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy new year.

This past year was a study in contrasts for Pitt Athletics. Preseason football promise went kaput after injuries to key personnel (Derek Kinder, Chris Jacobson, Gus Mutakas, Bill Stull among others) doomed the season seemingly before it began. However, out of the ashes of Panther Football, 2007, came a few bright spots. LeSean McCoy. The defense. The victory over WVU. All provide a lot of hope for the 2008 campaign.

In hoops, a season that was unsure at the beginning, then as promising as we've ever seen following a victory over Duke, returned to the realm of question marks with the loss of Mike Cook and Levance Fields, the former for the season and the latter for up to 3 months, and shoulder injuries to Gil Brown and Ron Ramon.

Our New Year's Wish for Pitt Athletics is twofold. We wish of course nothing but success for all Pitt athletic teams, however we also hope for the insane, unpredictable, and unexplainable to occur, so that we may continue to provide you with breaking news, hard-hitting analysis, and the very best in satirical Panthers coverage.

In that vein, may we present you with the Panthers' newest fan.

Happy New Year Panther Fans!

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