Your 2008 CBE Classic champions return home tonight to face the Virginia Cavaliers at the Carrier Dome. Let's get to some formalities:
Donna Ditola on the Orange mindset.
The Mike Waters preview.
We have a chance of all three idiots making it to the game tonight, Boss included. And there is a reason I've looked forward to this game since the schedule was announced....the ACC is showing their face in Syracuse.
I despise the ACC. I can't stand them. I refuse to watch an all-ACC football or basketball game on TV. And yes, I know that means I miss out on Carolina-Duke, but honestly I'd rather watch the America East game of the week then watch two teams from that conference battle it out.
Growing up in the '80's I was force fed the "ACC is the best thing since the polio vaccine" ramblings of Dick Vitale and Billy Packer. The icing on the cake was John Swofford's public wooing of Syracuse University just months after our '03 national title. This man is a scumbag, in my idiotic opinion. He couldn't have been happier to get his smiling, used-car salesman mug all over the cameras of CNY while trying to court the Orangemen into the ACC during the spring of '03. We know how the rest of the story goes and how much he had our back during his conference meetings.
In 2005, I had the pleasure of "debating" some points of the ACC-Big East debate with some UNC fans during the Syracuse NCAA Regional. Let's just say Labatt's Blue, Southern Comfort, and Jack Daniels made some interesting fuel to that fire.
It's especially uplifting now to see that the Super-Sized Big East has destroyed the myth of ACC supremacy in college hoops. Go Orange and beat the ACC tonight.
John Swofford, he can get you financed: