Man, is there really anything better than perfectly executing a classic Halloween prank? I remember one year when my dad dressed like a scarecrow, put the bowl of Halloween candy next to him, and scared the shit out of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters. Needless to say, we weren’t the most popular house that year, but boy was it hilarious.
Several unsuspecting Pitt Panthers weren’t ready for the greatest Halloween prank as several nearly soiled themselves thanks to Assistant Director of Player Personnel Karlo Zovko. He pulled on a full-blown Pitt blue and gold uniform, acted like a mannequin as he stood as still as possible, and the results were incredible.
Wait until the end when one of these college football players just hits the ground and cowers in sheer terror.
Pitt’s Halloween Prank
The University of Pittsburgh’s head coach Pat Narduzzi sent the hilarious Halloween prank in tweet with the caption, “Halloween Night, don’t get tricked! Hail to Pitt!”
The 2018 ACC Coastal Division champions didn’t have much scaring them through the 2019 season, aside from Zovko that is. The Pitt Panthers finished the year 8-5, highlighted by a huge Sept. 21 upset of then-No. 15 UCF. That was the first of four-straight victories to put Pitt comfortably in contention to win the division again.
However, they dropped games to Miami, Boston College and Virginia Tech and limped to a 4-4 conference record before beating Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Instilling a little fear never hurt anybody, and while a lot of programs have been scrambling to find the right coach, Pitt football has won at least eight games in three of the last five seasons under Narduzzi and having some fun in the process.
Every prank is instantly going to grab my attention, so I think it’s time to break out the big guns and have a smelly little prank of my own.
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This post was originally published on November 1, 2019, but pranks like this one never go out of style.