Author Archives: Jer

Bing for King (ok, mayor)

A few weeks ago, TNIAAM asked his readers which Syracuse greats they would like to see on Mount Cusemore, the Orange version of Mount Rushmore.  Apparently Dave Bing thought we were voting to put him on the actual South Dakota landmark, because he has entered politics in a big way.
On February 24th, Detroit held a [...]

The Night The Defense Came To Town

After thorough analysis of the Orange’s recent defensive performances, especially our propensity to give up a benjamin worth of points, the boys showed up tonight.  Yes, Syracuse lost again to fall to 2-6 over their last eight games (they don’t call it the gauntlet for nothing), but the defense showed spark, hustle, and intensity right [...]

Is Devo Done?

Was it inevitable? 8-0 season. Defeated two recent national champions, both in the top-25. Surging up the rankings. Something had to go wrong. I would have thought we were in store for another injury, but instead we have Eric Devendorf indefinitely suspended from the team and Syracuse University. I’ve been thinking about this situation from [...]

Cover Story

by Sports Illustrated

If you subscribe to Sports Illustrated (or have read about it elsewhere), you already know about Eric Devendorf’s latest claim to fame. Devo has the honor of sharing this week’s SI cover with Georgetown’s Roy Hibbert. Perfect. Right when the shots are all falling our way, we’re stuck with the [...]

Otto and The Kool-Aid Man: Separated at Birth?

Rivialfish.com has posted a list of 14 sports mascots and the celebrities they feel those mascots resemble. Otto the Orange (or as Rivalfish calls him ‘The Syracuse Orangeman’) comes in at #4 next to The Kool-Aid Man.
While I do often wish that Otto would crash through more walls, I don’t know if a cartoon [...]

Syracuse Orange Blogger Awards: Best Syracuse-Related Online Video

If you haven’t won an Otto yet this year, your window of opportunity is closing fast. They’re flying off the shelves faster than the West Virgina NIT Championship T-Shirt. And now I have the honor of presenting the award for the ‘Best Syracuse-Related Online Video’.
Just a few years ago, the only ‘video’ you [...]

NCAA/NIT Conspiracy Theories

Was Syracuse’s snub from the NCAA tournament a bigger conspiracy than Watergate and the JFK assassination? Ok, probably not, but let’s revisit the possibility for a moment.
It has been rightfully noted that the three most suspect programs making the NCAA tournament (Arkansas, Illinois, and Stanford) had representation from their conferences on the Selection Committee, [...]

A Travesty of Justice

I might not even fill out a bracket this year.  The results of ‘the selection show’ were so shocking, I’m having to restrain myself from hurling heavy objects at the television and from gouging my eyes out with the plastic spoon that was delivered moments ago with an order of egg drop soup.  This is [...]

Product Placement

The information that I am about to provide is based solely on this poster’s humble opinion and has not been paid for in any way by the businesses promoted herewith.
If you happen to be a New York City resident or are just in town for the BE tournament, I highly recommend a post-game stop at [...]

Mr. Forth

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Craig Forth. It seems that Craigers has been busy in his post-Syracuse days. From his MySpace profile, you can learn that he’s happily married, teaching at an elementary school in New Jersey, enjoys movies made in 1994-95, and is 7′0” and athletic.
But for a more in-depth exploration [...]