Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Worst 50 Point Win Ever?

Dennis Nett/the Post-Standard

This Idiot didn't see the SU game last night, because while I only live a couple of hours away, the game wasn't on TV here. Anyway, while they won 125-75 (did we travel back to the late 80s and not tell anyone?) obviously the huge concern is Eric Devendorf's knee injury.

I'm not a doctor and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but when the words "knee" and "I felt it" are said - that's not good. While we are all hoping for the best, the pessimist in me is dreading the news.

As they are presently constituted, this team is young and lacking depth, but extremely talented. If they can put the pieces together and make a commitment to defense, the sky is the limit. Without Devendorf, that ceiling on what they can accomplish this year has been lowered considerably. They will go from a team that has final four talent (I'm not saying they are going to the final four, but talent wise that would be the absolute ceiling) to a team that will struggle to make the NCAA tournament.

In a matter of a few days, the best player on the football team potentially could be an important cog in trying to save this season - and that's not good for anyone.

1 comment:

Nick Loucks said...

I watched the game solely on internet game tracker and didn't even notice Devendorf's injury till it crossed the wires that he was out for the season the next day.

Good Lord, tlak about a shock to the system!