Category Archives: Memphis

fear and paranoia

I’ll be honest with you: when Syracuse is a high seed in the tournament, I get very little joy at watching the amazing upsets that annually bedevil the power teams and delight audiences everywhere. Watching Villanova play utterly awful basketball and require a borderline miracle to escape Robert Morris wasn’t fun for me, nor was [...]

in the market for a closer

Before I write this post — which could be perceived as daring to utter a negative word after a win on the road against a top ten team — let me make it absolutely clear that this team is crazy ill smooth buttah good.  Like, really, really good.  Beyond good; well into the realm of [...]

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 [...]

win and in

It’s anticlimactic, there’s no glamor involved, the opponent is neither interesting nor familiar, and no ones going to storm the court. But in reality, if we beat Cincinnati tomorrow, we will seal our invitation to the NCAA Tournament.
There comes a time in each NCAA-worthy season when a team truly becomes a “lock”. People have referred [...]

bring me in off the ledge

We need this one tonight. If only for our own mental health.
Memphis is ranked 15th and 14th in the polls.  Kansas is ranked 24th and 21st, and 7-0 in the Big 12.  Florida is 19-4, leading the SEC East and knocking on the door of the rankings. So why are we spiraling out of control [...]

the top ten is just not that in to you

That was disheartening. SU lost to Louisville on Sunday in a game that didn’t feel as competitive or close as the score indicated. Although SU showed heart and guts in keeping it close, repeatedly stanched Cardinal runs that threatened to turn the game into a route, and somehow managed to claw their way back into [...]

one foot in, one foot out; or, Big East reaches historic strangle-hold

Syracuse has reached the dizzying heights once again in the new Coaches poll, sliding into the #9 perch — one spot higher than predicted thanks to a jump over a certain team from Washington, DC. I’m sure at least one blog will take note of that. In the AP poll, we moved up to the [...]

I’ll take 12-1, thanks; or, welcome to the show Andy, we’ve missed you

The pollsters weren’t in a holiday mood this Monday, knocking SU well out of striking range of the top 10 in both polls, despite our seemingly momentous victory in Memphis. So much for the concept of ‘what have you done for me lately.’ I would have thought the win over the Tigers would weigh more [...]

Everybody get happy!!

How do I feel right now? This about sums it up:

PS. I Rick Jackson.

The scoop on Memphis

For those looking for some measure of Memphis and their latest freshman sensation, I would be remiss in not pointing you to this fine article in the New York Times after the Tigers lost to Georgetown in OT earlier this year.