Back in Black

The  Pirates

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The Penguins

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The Steelers


are my favorite professional sports teams. They play in the city I love and proudly don the colors black and gold. The tradition and longevity of the colors are synonymous with the Steel City and have been a staple to Pittsburgh’s lifestyle.

This week a new team was on the block, sporting the black and gold.


The West Virginia basketball team. They announced that a black alternate jersey would be worn during the season earlier in the year and I was very excited. The tri fecta of black and gold expanded to a quadrilateral in terms of my favorite teams.

On Wednesday the Mountaineers busted out the jerseys in a game against Rutgers. WVU bounced back from their first loss of the season on New Years Day to rout the Scarlet Knights 86-52. It was great to see the team come out in sync for the huge victory.

The Mountaineers have a legit shot to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. Currently ranked 8th in the country with a 12-1 record, WVU is poised and confident after that win on Wednesday. The road won’t be easy and they will have to play their best game in and game out to get through the rigorous Big East schedule.

The only problem with the Mountaineers making a run at the Final Four is that it will coincide greatly with Spring Training! As I’m watching the development of the Pirates roster the Mountaineers will be lighting up the scoreboard during March Madness. However I do welcome both teams to win win and win. With the NCAA Championship game being played on April 4th and Opening Day baseball on April 5th good things will occur that week. It may be too much for me to handle.

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  1. indians

    Didn’t your Pirates start off hot last season? Their is a Steubenville Grad playing for the WVU Womens Basketball team, Liz Repella.

  2. kaiserthegreat

    I think that’s genius. I wish every city had official colors that their respective teams adopted. Seems like such an obvious idea, and yet I’ve never heard of any other town doing it.

  3. Fenway Bleacher Creature

    Hey Matt! I finally got back to my blog after a while off the blogosphere. Yours is one of the first blogs I felt I should really check up on. Your pride for Pittsburgh sports is awesome and admirable. The new West Virginia jersey is actually really nice. I really love the black and gold myself.

    Fenway Bleacher Creature

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