Category Archives: Rakeem Christmas

Thrive and advance

On Friday, describing (after the fact) the expectations I’d had for the UNC-Asheville game, I said this:
SU would probably have trouble early (like they usually do) and I’d be aggravated for no reason, until they turned on the gas at some point and pulled away to win by 15-20 points.
Turns out I was off by [...]

Oh come on. AGAIN??

This is getting ridiculous. Syracuse plays what seems like their 86th consecutive nailbiter and somehow they come out on top. Yet again. What else is new.
Remember about halfway through the season when we were all wondering how SU would respond in a close game, because they had been basically blowing everyone out of the [...]

Here we DON’T go again

Admit it. When Cincinnati opened the game by hitting a series of 28-foot three-pointers, you had that thought go through your head: “Oh man, here we go again.” As fans we were still reeling from Saturday’s debacle (myself perhaps more than most, since I’d just watched the ND game on tape earlier Monday afternoon), which [...]

Señor Leadership

With about 7 minutes left in the first half of last night’s game, SU led Providence by a slim 15-12 margin. PC had the ball after a turnover by Michael Carter-Williams. At this point, Jim Boeheim inserted Scoop Jardine back into the game. After PC hit a pair of free throws, Scoop assisted on SU’s [...]

Oh, what fun it is to ride…

How much fun was THAT!!!

I’ll stop just short of saying that was a “statement game” for SU, since it was Seton Hall and not, say, Louisville. But damn, what a thorough whuppin’ that was. Any time you take a conference opponent behind the woodshed like that, you know things are going right for you. I [...]

Dome sweet Dome

What a refreshing feeling to be back in the Carrier Dome once again to witness some Syracuse basketball in person. I was in attendance at the Cincinnati football game, but that experience just doesn’t measure up to watching my #1 favorite sporting squad of all time in action.
Let’s get to the personal highlight of [...]

The slowest fast game in history

The SU-Bucknell game was wrapped up by 8:43 EST. We’re talking 100 minutes from opening tip to final horn. And thank goodness for that because the excitement level in the Dome was approximately that of the WCNY TelAuc. Much of this was due to the Bucknell game plan. They clearly were trying to shut down [...]

Ah! Basketball!

Tonight it was as if I was waking up from a six-month coma. Once again there was Syracuse basketball to be had. Real, live Syracuse University hoops, against an actual* opponent. So what if the result didn’t count for beans, so what if there were under 9,000 at the Dome, and so what if Mookie [...]

Old faces and new names

Last week’s Midnight Madness was one for the ages. I soaked up every second of that Legends game and I have re-watched it on the ESPN3 archive a few times already. (It’s still available if, for some awful reason, you haven’t seen it yet.) The “standard” highlights are John Wallace’s jumper to win it and [...]