DudeMan2766 wrote: Godric wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
You aren't really arguing with the point that I was originally making, so I'm not sure how to proceed.
lol? Your point was "Western PA developes hardly talent"
No, his point was that Pitt gets a lot of heat because people believe Western PA is a national
high school football hot bed and since they ARE IN western PA, Pitt should be a slam dunk to land these future NFL'ers. Also them sharing a facility with the Steelers should be drawing in Heisman candidates from all around the country. And thats just not true. Western PA had a lot of talent, but nowhere on the level of places like FL, TX, hell even OH. His point was people rip Pitt for not winning because of those inflated beliefs.
FL, TX, and OH are states. States with populations in the multiple-Millions.
Comparing W. Pa. to that is completely disingenuous.
Given the size of the number of schools in Western Pa. the area turns out more quality foot all players than does any other similar sized market. (with the exception of Miami).
I'm so tired of people talking about Texas football... Texas? really? Houston is twice the size of Pittsburgh, Dallas is even larger, Austin too, San Antonio, etc... of course they tuen out a lot of football players...DUH.
Same goes for Florida with Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando...
Do I really need to repeat that process for California?
Ohio has Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus... Hell even Toledo and Akron...
So we have a very small, but highly fertile area in SW PA, an area that's smaller than any of those others, of course it's not going to turn out enough recruits to power the local school to national prominence. But to say its not fertile ground is ignorant.