I hate Pitt (love the Steelers, Pens, and Buccos)! I absolutely hate that part of Pittsburgh called Oakland. In my heart, Pitt is a school that has a severe identity crisis in the best city in America. To me, it doesn't epitomize the city at all. I hate it. (Did I make myself clear?). I truly feel that Pitt fans have turned into more of a "wine and cheese" crowd ala 3/4 of the universities in the ACC and feel this shift has steadily occurred over the past 20 years.
I love beating Pitt...at anything. We once had a charity walk in my academic department and I remember personally turning it into a competition and wanting to beat my Pitt counterpart, which I did. (How sad!) I can't imagine NOT beating Pitt. I can't imagine not hating them. My hatred would start to wane (like it has Penn St....Once hated them as much, if not more, but now I'm indifferent to that school).
Hating, in this case, keeps me healthy! And Pitt is the perfect medicine.
I'm on a mission to spread the word to as many ears as possible to keep the Backyard Brawl in football (it will remain in b-ball) on AT LEAST an every other year basis. However, if I have my way it will be EVERY year.