There are few things in life I enjoy more than beer - if you don't believe me, just ask my AA sponsor. It takes the edge off of life's miseries, it's tasty, it allows you to gather with friends and argue over important topics like which basketball team is better - the Teen Wolf team or the guys from Meatballs (it's not even close, always go with the wolf). It also contributes to my rapidly growing waist line, but hey, nothings perfect.
Anyway, with a football team that is abysmal and basketball still not upon us, some brilliant people decided to cheer up Central New York with Syracuse Beer Week. Its a concept we wholeheartedly endorse, and it's long overdue. You could very well call it Greg Robinson has driven me to drink a beer (s) week.
William Dowd, who is a longtime food critic in the Albany area weighs in as well, saying in his blog:
"The period between Syracuse U. basketball seasons often is the dullest in the Syracuse metro area. That’s because the football team stinks and people are just marking time till the bounce-ballers return."
Now, the fact that Dowd referred to basketball players as "bounce-ballers" tells you all you need to know about the current state of the football program. The man is practically a legend in Albany food circles, having recently retired from reviewing restaurants, he now writes exclusively on drinks - which is OK in our book. So when a guy who spends all his time "reviewing" drinks and thinks basketball players are referred to as "bounce-ballers" knows the football team sucks - everyone knows. And that's more than enough reason to celebrate beer week - be sure you drink up everyone.