Category Archives: St. John's

What it’s like in the Garden

Found this video and it captures some of the fun from Saturday afternoon. We own MSG.

I love the players pumping up the crowd. Imagine how great it feels for them to have that kind of support for what is supposedly a road game. There has to be an added element of satisfaction that you have [...]

Come together

Right now. (Not right now.)
Correct me if I’m wrong, but has there been a more complete team effort win this season than this one? Major contributions from 7 guys, and it seemed that each of them carried the load for one stretch or another. Waiters had big moments in the first half. Scoop made things [...]


I was prepared to take the bus from Washington DC to New York this afternoon to attend tonight’s basketball game at the Garden. Sadly, yesterday I received an email from the bus company that they had decided - at midday Tuesday - to preemptively cancel all New York service for Wednesday, because of the weather. [...]

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 [...]

Orange > Red

Now that SU has been established atop the polls, the task turns to staying there. We can worry about the BET later on, but there are two regular-season games remaining against red teams that the Orange will have to win in order to stay on top when next week’s poll — the last poll before [...]

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 [...]

softest team in the Big East?

Giving up 100 points or more in a regulation college basketball game is a humiliating event. Or it should be at any rate. It’s an event so incredibly disheartening and improbable that it should be one of the rarest occasions in the sport. Any modicum of effort on defense by any reasonable collection of half-way [...]

lets go ahead and win this one, please

Tonight will be the first SU game of the year that I’m not going to see, which is annoying since it’s unusually important for a game against Providence. Not that it qualifies as “must win” in the way that Syracuse is used to over the past few years. An NCAA birth is not on the [...]

moving on

The USF game is over and behind us. 2-0 in the Big East is 2-0 in the Big East. 14-1 is 14-1. A road win is a road win. What happened in the second half of that game is inconsequential. How unbelievably horrendous we looked is inconsequential.
For those concerned about our team, consider this: #10 [...]

Big East Conference review, part 1

I did this last year, and it was a bit of hit, so I’m going to do it again. Here’s the concept:
Now that it’s go time for conference play around the nation, I thought I’d take a look at how the 16 teams in the Big East fared in the “preseason”. I’m going to provide [...]