Many University of Pittsburgh football season ticket holders recently received a treat in their mailboxes over the past couple of months.
Well, most of 'em.
In a exercise of goodwill, the Pitt athletic department sent Panther fans a complimentary compact disc of the Pitt marching band. Enclosed was a thank you letter from athletic director Jeff Long, telling the fans how much the university appreciated it's patronage.
Just one problem: they had more season ticket holders than they had CDs.
"It's just one of those things that you just don't plan for," said athletic director Jeff Long in a telepathic interview with a PR staff reporter. "I mean, shit, you'd think we'd have a stockpile of these things on a shelf somewhere. Turns out that wasn't the case."
Not to be outdone, the athletic department has devised a Plan B. Those who didn't receive a copy of the marching band cd will receive a copy of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Ska-Core the Devil and More Album. Should the department run ot of those as well, copies of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass' Whipped Cream and Other Delights is waiting on-deck.
"It's got trumpets in it. Hopefully, no one will notice the difference," Long said.