Personality Test: Pat Bostick
Former Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick, who was under center for some of the Panthers’ most stirring victories in recent years, joins Bill Hillgrove in the booth to form Pitt’s radio duo for football game broadcasts.
In addition to his gameday work, Bostick is a frequent guest and contributor on Pitt’s flagship radio station, 93.7 The Fan (KDKA FM). A three-year letterman for Pitt (2007-08, 2010), he quarterbacked the Panthers to memorable victories, such as their 13-9 upset of West Virginia in 2007 and 36-33 quadruple-overtime win at Notre Dame in 2008.
Bostick is an honors graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the director of development for the Panther Club, the official fundraising arm of Pitt Athletics. He lives in Mt. Lebanon with his wife of two years, Samantha.
The star who would play me in the movie version of my life:
Woody Harrelson. He’s a great actor and a funny-looking guy.
My childhood hero:
My dad. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been trying to be like him. I still am today.
Superpower I wish I had in real life:
Time travel — I’ve always been interested in history.
I can’t live without my iPod, cellphone, DVR or laptop:
Piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had:
I wish I still had my Dan Marino Miami Dolphins jersey.
My favorite reality show:
App I wish I could invent:
Face identifier. Sometimes I struggle with remembering names.
Best mistake I’ve ever made:
Forgetting that I already had a date to homecoming when I asked my future wife if she’d go with me freshman year of high school. We’ve been together 11 years since that day.
Something I would do over if I could:
I’d go back to my sophomore year of high school and keep playing basketball instead of giving it up to focus solely on football.
Favorite lunchtime spot:
Cupka’s Cafe II on the South Side
Favorite brunch food:
Top thing on my bucket list:
Attend the Masters golf tournament
In five years, I’d like to:
Be a father
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh:
My quirkiest inherited trait:
I can’t sleep in.
B. Goo Goo Dolls
C. Lady Gaga
D. Yo Gabba Gabba
Yo Gabba Gabba — it sounds the coolest.
My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:
Peanut butter and jelly
One word my mother would use to describe me:
Exercise I hate most:
The first band I saw in concert:
Brad Paisley (First Niagara Pavilion, 2009)
The best concert I’ve ever seen:
Eric Church and Kenny Chesney (Heinz Field, 2013)
The last book I read:
“How to be the Ultimate Teammate” by Pat Williams
My most embarrassing junk food:
Cereal with a scoop of peanut butter
My favorite Pittsburgh pizza:
E. I hate sports
The Pirates — It’s been fun watching them turn things around the past few years.
My favorite Pittsburgh athlete:
Gerrit Cole — love his intensity on the mound.
Three people I’d love to have dinner with:
Vince Lombardi, Beano Cook and Myron Cope
TV marathon I could watch all day:
“The Office” — Dwight rules.
Saturday mornings, you’ll find me:
On the couch with a cup of coffee
Best new gadget I’ve tried recently:
My GPS watch
The person I’m most often mistaken for:
My childhood nickname:
The most famous person I ever became friends with:
LeSean “Shady” McCoy
The movie that always makes me cry:
My most treasured fashion accessory:
If I could live my life as someone else, it would be:
Jim Nantz. He has the life.
Life would be better without:
Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:
“Dumb and Dumber”
If I could tour with any two bands, they would be:
The Rolling Stones and the Allman Brothers Band
What you’ll always find in my glove compartment:
People would be surprised to know that I:
Played soccer before I started playing football
Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark:
Cathedral of Learning