Category Archives: Conference Games

…and Georgetown still sucks!

I don’t, in this post’s title, refer to their basketball team, which is quite talented and clearly has SU dominated this year. I give the team all the credit in the world for the whooping they laid down on the Orange. It was painful to watch, especially in person, helpless in the upper deck. I [...]

When life intervenes

You may have noticed that this space has been silent for the past six weeks. Unfortunately, things have happened which have conspired to rob me of the many hours a week I used to have available to put into this blog. I had a Villanova postgame autopsy all put together in my head but was [...]

Coaching. We has it.

There is a reason that Jim Boeheim has won more games than any other coach not named Krwzyzywrzyzski. It’s not that his schedules are loaded with puffery (they’re not, at least no more than your typical powerhouse program). It’s not that he’s able to routinely stack the roster with multiple McDonald’s All-Americans (there have been [...]

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 [...]

Regarding the silvery benches

This morning I read this article in the NY Times about how the student section at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium is almost never full these days. The school has been selling the excess capacity to non-students, so the games are still sold out. But the article (which is well worth your time) notes that they [...]

The view from Jersey City

A large chunk of the Cuse Country crew, most of whom are NYC-based, gathered at the Prudential Center to witness tonight’s victory over the Seton Hall Butt Pirates. I almost didn’t make it. Leaving Syracuse this afternoon, I got stuck in a miserable traffic situation. I-81 South was a mess, with hastily erected “Emergency Scene” [...]

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 [...]


We’re back in the national rankings in both polls, coming it at exactly 25th each time. More importantly, Joe Lunardi has us as a 6 seed, we’ve essentially locked ourselves into a winning record in the ridonkulous Big East, our RPI and SOS are looking strong, and there are only two games to go.
It all [...]

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 [...]


I can’t say I’m surprised at this point, but I’m still pissed off. That stretch in the 2nd half encapsulates more or less everything that is wrong with this team. We fight and claw our way back out of a giant hole to take the lead. 59-57. The Dome is rocking and Villanova is reeling. [...]