Author Archives: Tom

Who on this Syracuse team would you want on your side in a knife fight?

When it comes to Syracuse basketball, I’m typically a creature of brazen overconfidence. Every preseason I get that “this could be the year” feeling that only blossoms as we mow through mid-major opponents and preseason tournaments in November and December. Then, over the course of every season, they provide the full dramatic range of hope, [...]

Nickname alert!

Eric Devendorf shall henceforth be know as “Unforced Eric.” End of story.

The “Get Pumped” Countdown: #5

The #5 reason to get pumped for basketball season is a kid man force of nature whose name has been sprinkled liberally throughout the countdown but has not yet got his direct due.
#5: Paul F#cking Harris
Paul Harris is my favorite Syracuse player of all time. Here’s why: Paul Harris plays basketball EXACTLY as he would [...]

The “Get Pumped” Countdown: #12

Inching closer to the top ten… Here’s the #12 reason to get pumped for basketball season:
#12: The Unfathomable Experience Jump

Ten reasons I’m really pumped about the ‘08-’09 team

It’s June, and I have to admit, I can’t stop thinking about next year’s college basketball season. So here are ten reasons why I love this team we’ve got coming in:
10. The unfathomable experience jump
It blows my mind that it’s possible for us to go from last year, where the main roster players had a [...]

Counterpoint: You know what? Donte Greene can kiss my ass.

Since Donte Greene’s announcement to declare for the NBA draft yesterday, I’ve heard a lot of gentle questioning of his logic couched in otherwise supportive talk. Sadness over his departure, understanding the logic of financial decisions, and bidding him a fond farewell. On one level I get that. He’s a talented player pursuing a career [...]

Oooooo, SLAM!

A real blow was dealt to the pride of the Orange as The Onion posted a picture of Arinze Onuaku playing against a bunch of rec league guys in their lead story, headlined “NIT still has 10 open slots if anyone wants to play.”

Devendorf out for season

Donna Ditota at the Post Standard has just reported that Eric Devendorf’s injury is a torn ACL. He’s definitely out for the season, and from what we know of this devastating ACL injury, possibly more, as it generally takes a year to play again. This is what McNabb suffered last year, and he’s still not [...]

Another exclusive photo

Looking at this picture from the game against Rhode Island, can you believe that there was an outcome other than us winning? Me neither. 

New (exclusive!) photos

A new exclusive photo of my man Jonny Flynn from our Cuse Country floor contributor.

FYI, the last time we posted an exclusive photo, it ended up as Paul Harris’ photo on his facebook page.