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ESPN: West Virginia-Pitt pregame ponderables

PITTSBURGH -- Greetings from Heinz Field and Happy Brawl Day. It's about 35 degrees outside with only a slight chance of snow.

(I know Thursday was the time for giving thanks, but I'm thankful for enclosed press boxes today.)

The cold shouldn't hurt the atmosphere here; in fact, I saw some hearty souls tailgating at 7 a.m. The field here looks to be in surprisingly decent shape despite the rain on Thursday night. The area between the hashmarks is chewed up and looks like sand, but it doesn't seem to be a marshy mess. Both teams have to play on ...

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