Category Archives: Notre Dame

Coaching!

Hidden among the many, surprising, surprisingly many bright spots in last night’s victory over the South Bend University Turtlenecks was another example of Jim Boeheim’s brilliance. I shouldn’t still be amazed, but nevertheless I am, at how well JB understands the college game in general, and his team in particular.
The brilliant move was to [...]

A perfect storm

I know this is late but I had a crazy weekend and just now got around to watching the sad, sad events of Saturday evening. I’m in this weird emotional state of alternating between pissed off and serene… and both for essentially the same reasons.
Let’s face it. SU laid a stinker and their opponent capitalized [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gilooly is out there

A few weeks back I suggested on Twitter that someone should go Tonya Harding on Luke Harangody to preserve Lawrence Moten’s Big East career scoring record. It just didn’t seem fair for the record to be broken just because a guy takes 25 shots a game for four years. Well I guess someone out there [...]

Road Rules

Another game, another quality road win for the Syracuse Orangemen. And not one of these ‘friendly’ road games that people seem to not to want to give us credit for. (Hey, can we help it if nobody in New Jersey wants to buy tickets to watch Seton Hall or Rutgers? Sorry Pat Forde.) Notre Dame’s [...]

well that’s just peachy

Luke Harangody pulled his name out of the draft and will play his final season for the Irish.  Grand.
Other than Thabeet this is the last player I would have liked to see back in the league.  Although he proved himself overrated last season, he remained incredibly annoying.  Also, I’m pissed in general to hear any [...]

Syracusan’s Big East coach of the year: Jay Wright

There are two ways to pick a coach of the year, and neither one is particularly helpful in the Big East this year. Either you pick the one coach who’s team was so overwhelmingly dominant that they clearly did the best job, regardless of whether everyone expected them to win; or you pick the coach [...]

bubbles popping left and right

This is a little embarrasing for the Big East, but after all the talk it looks like only seven teams are going to be dancing in a couple weeks. All those concerns about the league eating its own turned out to be valid, but not in the way that people thought. Rather than all the [...]