Well, I heard a rumor that Mayor Peduto was a Pika, at least for a bit. So...
But really, I mean does CMU and our alumni community have so little pull that we can't make this a priority on somebody's list somewhere? It IS a safety issue. It IS the 100th anniversary of Carnival, next year will be the 95th for Sweepstakes. When the hell are we going to get a little respect around here?
Has anyone called the city to request repairs? Has anyone talked to the CMU administration to get their weight behind this? They are so scared about liability that they have started giving out free safety gear to the kids using CMU buildings, why can't we scare them into doing something for this?
Mark Twain said: "Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." This ain't the weather, folks. (Yes, I realize it was CAUSED by the weather.) This is a situation where a large enough group of vocal people can get action. Too bad we don't have a group of alumni with a common interest, with a web page and forums or anything...Oh, wait.
Has anyone filed these holes on ? What if we all did? the potholes can even be pinpointed on a map. I must admit, I have not personally looked at the course yet this year, hope to tomorrow or Sunday. Someone want to take a stab at locating the holes and posting images/location to here?
Look what we have done so far for the sport. This is the kind of need what the BAA was designed to fill: something bigger than individual teams, bigger than the students' Sweepstakes Committee. This year has been the worst winter for Pittsburgh since the '90's, and the roads were paved after that. it is really just a matter of raising awareness and shifting priorities. Any thoughts? How do we organize?
how the mighty have fallen