Category Archives: Louisville


James Southerland getting in foul trouble was not the reason Syracuse lost last night. While his absence may have accelerated the process, the sad truth is that Louisville would have worn down the Orange with or without him.
The game reminded me a lot of the 2009 BET final between these same two teams. So I [...]

Into the Cardinals’ nest: Cuse Country invades Louisville

The biggest SU fan I know moved to Louisville in October, and soon after he was settled in we made plans to attend this game. I got on a plane in Baltimore at noon and was in downtown Louisville by 2. A quick meal and a margarita at the Mexican restaurant across the street and [...]

Orange roll

OK, so we never recapped the final regular season game. Here’s what we wanted to say about Saturday’s win over Louisville:
That win cemented some serious history for this year’s Orange squad. 30 wins? Ridiculous. 17-1 in the Big East? Recockulous. Yet another Big East trophy? Redonkulous. I’m just sitting here loving every moment [...]

Apologies, and no apology

I am sorry to everyone who tuned in Monday night for Big East basketball and instead had to endure a Big Ten game instead.
I am sorry to the Louisville fans for having to suffer through the artistry of Jim Burr & Co. There were awful calls (and non-calls) on both sides, but it seemed to [...]

Real quick

I spent this past weekend getting down in Saranac Lake (the town, not in the actual lake). I did take time out to watch the Louisville game, and nearly turned it off early in the 2nd half. I was glad I didn’t, but only marginally glad once the outcome was decided. At that moment I [...]

Big East Conference review, part 2

As promised, here’s the second half of my survey of the Big East “preseason” results. For the first seven teams, see my previous post. This post will cover the exploits of the nine teams predicted by the coaches to finish in the top…uh, eight. I’ll quote myself from the last post to explain [...]

they’ve got a sick sense of humor, but I’ll take the #1

Quick hit reactions on the bracket here on Monday morning in China:

The committee must have some kind of sadistic streak to pair us with Vermont. Not that I fear a repeat performance from 2005, but the amount of flashback highlights we’re going to have to endure is not something I look forward to. And there’s [...]

You’re welcome, Louisville

It was clear watching the game yesterday that the Orangemen just didn’t have the emotional energy to stick with the Cardinals for the full 40. The deflation was evident for all to see. UL began to score at will as the defensive intensity dropped several notches. Then we missed a few easy “bunnies” from in [...]


Two distinct reactions to yesterday’s loss to Louisville are circulating. There is the “Don’t Worry Be Happy” camp, who are taking it in stride. “You had to figure SU would lose again eventually,” they say. “There’s no way they were going to go 39-1. This kind of thing happens to just about everyone at some [...]

It’s clobberin’ time!

So I pop over to My Yahoo to check my fantasy football team and behold the content that has arrived:

Halleluia and Hail Boeheim! The basketball schedule is complete! To quote a wise philosopher, “Let’s get it started in here.”
The full schedule can be found here. The highlights:
Coaches vs. Cancer in MSG on Nov 19/20. We [...]