"All the other M&M's laughed and called him names for being a Cuse fan."
We all know that being a Syracuse football fan right now is about as fun as venerial disease.
Out of towners you know the scene too well--- your wearing of Cuse gear results in "You guys really suck" comments from your co-workers or drinking buddies. Fear not Cuse fans because we're not going to throw up another "Woe is me" Syracuse football post. Syracuse stinks. The last four seasons are history. But we're giving you the opportunity to salvage this football season.
So what if it's the bye week! Break out your orange polo shirts, hoodies, and windbreakers, and wear them with pride. If someone gives you crap about being a Syracuse fan, respectfully tell them that you are actually a supporter of one of the following orange-clad teams, courtesy of the T3I Mulligan Guide.
Here are some orange beauties to choose from:
Boise State (WAC):
At 4-0 the Broncos are at it again. Their orange and blue colors make them an ideal team to take the place of your Grobbed Orangemen. I have to give Boss credit, he's been following this team for years now. You might get the bandwagon label....but who cares, as a Cuse fan you've suffered long enough. An added bonus they have 3 upcoming nationally televised games so you won't miss much with your new adopted team.
Did you hear the one about Syracuse losing to a MAC football team? I know I should probably be more specifc (Miami, Akron) when I try to tell a joke. The orange clad Falcons are 2-2 on the season. Why should they be your adopted team in orange? They beat Pittsburgh, that's one up on Greggers. On the con side, their other color is brown, and sorry UPS...not much good comes from that color.
Now we're talking....a BCS conference. The Illini are 2-2 with wins over Eastern Illinois and Louisiana-Lafeyette. You can't overlook a strength of schedule like that. Becoming an Illini fan will give you an up close of view of potential new Syracuse Head Coach Mike Locksley. In addition, their old uniforms were dead ringers for those of Syracuse. On the down side, Big 10 football is about as fun to watch as reading this blog. Trade in your #44 jersey for a Jeff George authentic.
UTEP (C0nference USA):
It's been a tough year for UTEP fans, so buyers beware. At 1-3 the Miners did lose to the best team in New York State this year, Turner Gill's Buffalo squad. Still, when Mike Price is your head coach, you know you are in for some good, good times. Bonus points to Mike for trying the oldest defense in the book.
Forget it, even though the Tigers wear orange, they are scratched from the list beacuse:
A) they are in the ACCB) those purple uniforms are beyond terrible
C) no team has ever ruined my (Recreational Use Only) parlays over the years than these guys
D) if you've forgotten B or C, see A
Oklahoma State (Big 12):
I had a strong PS2 NCAA Football dynasty going with Oklahmoa State a few years ago. I focused my recruiting on a bunch of JUCO players which led to me winning a national championship. Of course the next year I was hit with more NCAA violations than Jerry Tarkanian. You're in good company if you jump aboard with the Cowpokes.
Oregon State (Pac 10):
These guys just beat USC, so again you may be met with "bandwagon" claims once you announce your allegiance. But c'mon, Beavers....that's almost too good to pass up.
Michigan State (Big 10):
This one is for you Syracuse fans with lots of colorblind friends. Throw on your Block S Cuse gear and just claim you're a fan of the Spartans.
The good news Syracuse fans-- we won't lose this week! So sit back, put on your orange gear and cheer on your new team.