The fun at Pitt we alluded to yesterday begins to emerge piece-by-piece. In fact, the facts are so sketchy at this point that the fact-ish types at The Pitt News can't even confirm that Sherod Murdock, a redshirt freshman safety suspended from the football team indefinitely yesterday, was the player involved in the "incident." Fortunately, we are strictly about "truthiness," and one of our crack sources reports that the incident went something like this:
Murdock gets into a hellacious fight at the Delta Tau Delta frat house: him, some of the o-line versus frat guys. This goes as well as could be expected. We like to imagine it looked a lot like this, except with Mario wearing shower sandals and carrying a Coors Light in hand. (Pitt? Okay, an Imp 'n Arn.)
Die, motherfucker, die!
So, primitive strength display concluded and Smash Brothers brawl concluded (frat boys kicked into bottomless pits everywhere yay!,) Murdock returns to dorms with gallons of surplus testosterone surging through his system, and decides that all should hear of his exploits, his intention to kill anyone who crosses his path, and demonstrate it in a clear fashion that everyone here could easily understand. From our source:
Murdock (Yoshi---ed.) was running through the halls wearing only his boxers wielding a three-foot machete screaming "I'll kill all you motherfuckers". He had blood all over his face and hands from the earlier fight at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The Wannstache was woken up from his home and brought to the scene to talk the player down before they had to send in SWAT, which they did.
That is a pissed off shirtless turtle/dinosaur there. Maybe Pitt stands a chance in the Big East this year after all, if Murdoch's this fired up after a simple frat fight. (And really, how much more opposition will Syracuse offer than Delta Tau Delta?) And even if the three-foot machete turns out to be a merely normal knife as it did in the case of Penn State's Chris Bell, the question remains: just how distorted a picture of their own security do athletes have? You're already one and a half times the size of most people around you and easily twice as strong in most cases. You live on heavily patrolled campuses, and usually travel in groups.
Do you somehow still feel threatened, campus athlete? If so, we have a bazooka with a bayonet and taser attachment we'd be happy to help you. It's the balls.
Points to be awarded as soon charges of any sort are pressed. We would like you to know that we're typing this covered in blood and wearing boxers, but only because we're in the mood for love, not because we want to kill all you motherfuckers.