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Wakeup Call: What of Pitt basketball?

Some sporting thoughts before sunrise …

>> It’s close to impossible, I think, to question Pitt’s jump to the ACC given all the eat-or-be-eaten movement taking place all about them. But it seems to me that the Panthers’ fan base is being excessively exuberant, particularly as it relates to basketball.

Look, we can debate particulars all day as to whether or not having Duke visit cancels out having UConn visit, and things like that. It should be very interesting later this morning to hear what Jamie Dixon has to say on the topic. Bottom line for me: Pitt had a good situation — no, an excellent situation — exactly where it was. And this changes that.

Let’s not pretend otherwise.

>> It’s going to take 27 months?

Wow, who wants to be Mark Nordenberg at the next Big East executive meeting?

>> My Monday column, as always, is from covering the Steelers’ game. This one focuses on the defense, which was just about as good this week as it was bad last week.

>> One point regarding the offense: If Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown continue to look that good …  nah, I can’t say it just yet. But I think you know which borderline blasphemous point I’m getting close to raising.

>> The Pirates’ ridiculous 15-1 loss in L.A. prompted me to waste at least a small part of my night determining this: Only four of the 14 NFL games played on the same day were decided by a greater margin. The only one that matched the margin exactly was the Patriots beating the Chargers, 35-21.

Just think if the Dodgers hadn’t left 14 runners on base.

>> I’ll be with the hockey team this morning if anyone needs me.

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