Tuesday, September 30, 2008
CBS Sportsline's Dennis Dodd, the man who just a few short weeks ago called the job of being the head football coach at Syracuse a coach killer, has now declared that with the firing of Lane Kiffin, the position is unofficially open. While there isn't anyone alive who would disagree with the sentiment that the Greg Robinson era is already over, the timing is interesting.
There is the obvious USC connection between Kiffin and SU Althletic Director Daryl Gross, so that will lead to some natural speculation. However, personally I think there's something more afoot. Say what you will about him, but Gross recognizes that getting Syracuse mentioned in the same breath as coaches like Lane Kiffin give the national media an opportunity to talk about the program in terms of how it can be resurrected, rather than focusing on how far it has fallen. He's not going to quell any of this talk, after his ESPN escapade last week, I'd be surprised if he wasn't fanning the flames behind the scenes.
Kiffin is a guy who evokes some strong feelings on both sides of the aisle of 'cuse nation. Post Standard writer David Rahme doesn't think he's the right fit, whereas fans like AJV think he's the young energetic guy that could turn the program around (see the discussion in the comments section). I'm on the fence, he certainly wouldn't be my first choice, but at this point Mrs. Butterworth represents an upgrade over what is currently in place.
Here's what we know - hiring a coach is a complete crap shoot. I don't care what anyone says, until someone gets into a position, you never know how he's going to pan out. A guy like Dennis Franchione went from being a genius and savior to calling games on ESPN radio in just a few years. People can trot out all the criteria they want to see in a new coach, but it's all just idle speculation. Even Bill Walsh didn't succeed in his last coaching stop at Stanford, it's an unpredictable business and we won't know if the next hire is the right one until it's too late -that's just the way this thing works.
So we know hiring coaches is, to some degree, a game of chance. We also know Daryl Gross has failed spectacularly with the Robinson hire, so SU fans are rightfully wary of who he will bring in next. Gross likes to take credit for hiring Pete Carroll, but I don't think I've ever heard the words "Paul Hackett" come out of the man's mouth. For anyone unfamiliar with Hacket's stay at USC, let's just say it didn't work out too well.
Lastly we know that not firing Robinson at the end of last year was a colossal mistake. As a result, Syracuse fans are so beaten down and disheartened that we can't even think straight and the season is only five games old. Any name not begining with Greg and ending with Robinson represents something that's been missing from the program for years - hope. So while we've all known since the Akron loss that SU was looking for a new head coach - CBS has officially "unofficially" declared this to be the case. Here's hoping Orange44 can post something without Donnie Webb getting all up in arms.
In addition to Kiffin, Dodd tossed out two names that have made occasional appearances on message boards - Doug Marrone, the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints and Syracuse alum and Chip Kelly, the offensive coordinator at Oregon and a former coach at the University of New Hampshire. Both guys are known for high scoring offenses and Gross could do a lot worse - fans will cut the program a lot of slack if over the next couple of years they are losing 42-35 shoot outs and lighting up the dome scoreboard. As I've stated before, I'd like Turner Gill to be on any list because if you can make Buffalo competitive, that's nothing short of a miracle in my book.
No one knows how this thing will play out, but for the sake of the program, SU needs to "officially" cut ties with Robinson, because choosing a successor is the most important decision they have faced in the last 25 years.
Hugging Harold Reynolds has a great photo up of coach Boeheim's visit to Capitol Hill last week.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Earlier this year we at T3I provided our readers (both of you out there) with some fantasy football advice with the first in our series of "Don't Be That Guy" posts.
After four straight weeks of trudging up to the Dome and being exposed to some of the worst football in recent NCAA history we're at it again. Thanks to Boss and the Russianator for their 2 cents. The inspiration for a Carrier Dome edition of "DBTG" occurred this year when a shirtless Penn State fan decided to sit right in front of me. So, along with this guy here's a list of people you don't want to be when catching a football game in November at the Dome:
1. Hijack Conversation Guy: You're sitting in your seat watching Greg Robinson do something that makes you want to stab your eyes with a plastic fork and chatting with your buddy. You are talking about tonight's real college football game on ABC, or perhaps discussing the baseball pennant race when this guy decides he's going to join in on your conversation, even though you have no idea who this guy is. The A-B conversation is suddenly turned into a three-way thanks to this guy who is more than willing to share his "expertise."
2. Creepy Old Guy: Inspired by a real guy in my section. He's in his 60's and takes way too many pictures of the cheerleaders with his disposable camera. Uhmm....I'm feeling uncomfortable. I think a Lifetime Movie started with this premise.
3. Tucked In Jersey Guy: I'll be honest, I'm not much for wearing a sports jersey in public. But I give a free pass to anyone who wants to do it while attending a game. David Puddy said it best...."Gotta support the team." However, please don't tuck in your jersey into your khakis. Again, inspired by a real character in my section.
4. Outdated Apparel Guy: (Cousin of Tucked In) This is the guy wearing the Steelers Joey Porter jersey or the Giants Jeremy Shockey jersey. You might think about feeling bad for him but don't be fooled by this guy...he got the jersey on special after the player left town.
Let's cut to the chase, there are a lot of old people in the Dome. God bless them for supporting the program - however, it's time to update the wardrobe people. Specifically I'm talking about the guy who wears a 20 year old corduroy SU hat. This stuff isn't that expensive, so go buy some new gear people - I still see fans wearing hats and clothes this logo on it and that's unacceptable.
5. Stat Reader Guy: Famous for his ability to read statistics directly off of the big scoreboard within 1 second of them being posted, provides a great service to all of the blind fans in attendance. Also known as the "Score Barker" when reading out of town scores. Which leads us to:
6. Parlay Guy: This guy sits behind you and comments on every out of town score because, as he says he, "Has some big time cash riding on it." What he doesn't say is that its $5, 10-teamer "Don't lose on ties" parlay that has no chance of hitting to begin with.
7. Needs a Salad Guy: Let's be honest, those Dome seats aren't exactly luxurious. This guy lumbers in a 413 lbs and sits in the space next to you, which wouldn't be so bad except for the the space was designed for someone half his size, and he should have been forced to buy 2 tickets.
8. Old Sit Down Guy: It's third down, the Cuse needs a big stop and you are on your feet screaming to for the "D." That's when this silver haired senior tells you to "Sit down." As I've told a couple of these guys in my section, "You are not in church, this is a football game. If we were in your living room you could tell me to sit down." Of course if I was watching a Syracuse game in the living room of a 70 year old man I'd have a whole other bag of issues to deal with.
9. Guy Who Barely Moves When You Try To Get By: This guy is just lazy and makes it almost impossible to squeeze by when making beer runs. A relative of this guy is known as:
10. Guy Who Gets Visibly Angry When You Ask Him To Move: This guy scowls at you every time you get up. Guess what people, this team is terrible - beer helps everyone cope - don't shoot me a dirty look for exercising my right to numb the pain inflicted by Greg Robinson.
11. Kick Your Back Guy: We all know this character, the one that sits behind you and feels the need to implant his knee into your back for 3 hours. No matter how many times you turn around, 5 minutes later he's accidentally kicking you again. This is a problem in the "backless" sections of the Dome - the new orange seat backs they installed have not solved the problem.
12. Seat Stealer Guy: This is the guy before the game that has tried to weasel his way into your seats. Often times they slowly slide their way over a seat or two during the game and next thing you know this guy is practically on your lap.
There it is boys and girls. Show up and cheer the players on this team during the two remaining home games...but please don't be one of these guys. For our readers-- let us know which guys we missed from your section of the Dome.
Now excuse me while I get my Randy Moss Raiders jersey and khakis ready for the Louisville game. Where did I put my hat?
Well, if you love these events as much as we do, sit back and enjoy the next minute and 20 seconds, because you are in for a treat, and yes, your life will be changed. Thank you Jim Mora, thank you. All credit goes to the Sports Hernia for unearthing this.
- The SportHump revels in fact that you can't stop Van Chew, you can only hope to contain him.
- Orange44 reacts to Carr-gate and then gives the team a C + for the effort against Pitt. I am of the opinion they were too generous with the coaching grade, but it was another job well done over there.
- King Otto with another Konclusion, probably the most comprehensive blogger run-down out there.
- The Orange Squeeze rightly takes issue with the latest Robinson press conference.
- Bleeding Orange questions Robinson's strategery.
Could Greg Robinson feel better if he were coaching the Chiefs? Since the Chiefs won after this story was published, it's safe to assume Greg was nowhere near KC on Sunday.
The Legend of Cecilio Guante has 5 things that should have happened by now.
The Daily Orange says logic is lacking in Greg's moves.......no kidding.
Pitt played to win, Syracuse not to lose, yes Gregger, you got out coached by the Wannestache.
Losing 2.0 - population Syracuse.
In basketball news, Scoop Jardine may redshirt - which means Devo could be playing some point.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says the Orange hoop team will give fans a treat.
The Syracuse hoop team has some common names.
Being a mets fan must suck.
TO is finally causing problems in Dallas - it's about time.
Here's a mini-round up of NFL games.
And since it's Monday, I'll leave you with the WORST STORY EVER.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The Eagles just gave away a victory to the Chicago Bears tonight and I'm so fired up and pissed off, I've got to get this out of my system. A few observations, most of which will be obvious, please indulge me.
* If you watch the replay of the 4th and goal where Buckhalter got stuffed, watch back up tight end Matt Shoebel, he's the jerk off on the left end of the line. He didn't block ANYONE - and I mean NO ONE. The guy lined up over his left shoulder, Alex Brown, broke down the line to stop Correll before he could get in. I mean if this f*cking guy trips over his own feet and gets in Brown's way, Buck scores, because there was just enough of a seam for him to squeeze into, except Brown got to him. Schoebel should be cut - immediately - and then tortured. And after that he should be forced to watch that new Richard Gere movie that's out, and then they should cut his ass again.
* Brian Westbrook should be named the MVP of the league right now - because with him the Eagles easily hang 30 plus points per game on opponents - without him, they are left to settle for missed field goals from David Akers.
* Speaking of which, since the start of 2007, David Akers is 2-9 on field goals of more than 40 yards - including the 2 he missed tonight. Frankly, that's unacceptable. This guy has been getting a free pass for too long, his kick offs aren't great either. It's reasonable to expect your kicker to make more FGs than he misses from more than 40 yards, it's not asking too much.
* Lorenzo Booker should not have a job in the NFL. He can't block anyone, he's too small to break a tackle, and he looks like a deer in the headlights every time he steps on the field. Plus his hands are questionable. So he's got all that going for him, which is nice. Here's what you do - CUT HIM. Sign a fullback, and put Tony Hunt back at his natural tailback position. As a fullback he's useless anyway. Or better yet, trade Booker to the Rams, they're so imcompetent they'd probably give up Torry Holt for him.
* The defense, after sleep walking through the first half, gave the team every chance to win in the second half. Every chance - it was a wasted effort, even if they did make Kyle Orton look like Dan Marino in the first half. In the second half they were fierce, and they deserved better.
* Andy Reid and/or Mary M absolutely had to give McNabb a chance to make a play on goal line and they failed to do so. He's healthy, his legs are stronger than ever and he's been tough to bring down, that 4th and goal play was tailor-made for a quarterback sneak.
* They should have also got Buckhalter more involved in the first half, he's proven himself to be a solid NFL running back -except when an unblocked Alex Brown is draped on him that is.
* Reggie Brown failed to get out of bounds on the last play of the game. It sort of sums up his Eagle career to date. He made a play, but the play wasn't quite good enough.
* DeSean Jackson looked rattled after a quick start. I would have liked to have seen more Hank Baskett in the game plan, I love his hands. Same with Jason Avant.
* The NFC East is an absolute beast, this loss could come back to haunt the birds later in the year, you simply can't give away a game like these. It makes me want to punch something - but I think I'll just go to bed instead, hey, at least tomorrow is Monday, so we've got that to look forward too.......wait a minute.
- First of all, I DON'T BLAME THEM ONE BIT - but the students didn't bother with this game. Hey, they showed up and were loud and excited for Akron and Penn State, you can only abuse people for so long.
- I've never been a fan of Curtis Brinkley, but this year he's healthy, running with purpose, and having a great year. He's clearly the best running back on the team, pulling him out of the game for no good reason is insane. Claiming he was tired after on 16 carries is another Greg Robinson classic - he's in shape and he's 21 years old - give the damn kid the ball, he's earned it.
- It's not even worth harping on the coaching anymore - it's been so bad for so long that every salient point has already been made. That being said, Greggo's refusal to use nickel and dime packages on 3rd down is a HUGE reason why this team can't get off the field. Its stunning that a man who has coached for 30 years refuses to put an extra DB on the field in 3rd and long situations.
- No offense to Da'Mon Merkerson - but he's had a rough year at cornerback, so naturally the staff moves him to offense and now has him playing both ways. This makes sense how? Are you really telling me that Da'Mon Merkerson is so good he needs to play of both sides of the ball? WTF???
- Mitch Browning - your offense is functional, which is a huge improvement, we thank you for it. It is not exciting however - not even close.
- If you throw the ball deep on 3rd and 1 - (great call by the way) - but then are not prepared to go for it on 4th and 1, you don't throw the ball deep on 3rd and 1!!!!!!
- Similarly - if you plan to try and draw the other team off-sides on 4th and 1 - and the other team jumps and you DON'T SNAP THE F-ING BALL - don't try and draw the other team off-sides.
- It's an open secret Greg doesn't have his team tackle during practice, it shows. You can't excel at something you don't practice.
- Greg's answer to just about everything for 4 years - I don't know. I don't know how he got this far in his career.
- Then again, when you hire a guy that got fired from 2 of his last 3 jobs, we should have seen this coming.
A few weeks ago I was of the opinion that firing Greg during the season wouldn't accomplish anything - from a performance perspective, I still believe this to be the case. I don't think getting rid of him now makes a real difference in terms of how many games the team will win. Due to the ever-increasing complexity of offensive and defensive systems, football does not lend itself to mid-season coaching changes. It is just too hard to change horses mid-stream. Maybe the shock of canning the coach gives the team an emotional shot in the arm and they win one more game than they normally would - big deal.
However, they need to fire him now to give something to the fans. It doesn't take a genius to figure out why fans aren't showing up anymore. We've been ABUSED for the last 4 years and I do not blame anyone for not going to the games. As fans, it's the only recourse we have - if the product is unacceptable, our only option to protest this nonsense is to not go. I drive from Albany to almost every home game - I know some people in the area who used to do the same. They don't anymore.
I have heard the administration is not going to fire Greg before the season is out. It's just a rumor, I don't have anything to back it up, but letting him go now gives the fans a reason to show up again. There's been too much damage done in the relationship between Robinson and the fans. 32 losses in 40 games - many of them horrific blowouts, is the equivalent of Robinson being a sex addict and cheating on his wife repeatedly. Even if he somehow rights the ship, and claims he's gotten help for his problem, we don't believe him. We've been screwed over too many times.
There wasn't a person in that building yesterday - other than the coaches and players - that truly believed they were going to win that game. It's a relationship that's beyond repair, and it needs to end. They need to give us something different to check out, they need to send a message that this performance is unacceptable, or they need to be prepared for two more games of crowd shots that look like this:
Just before opening kick off, there were a lot of people in the dome dressed like empty seats
Saturday, September 27, 2008
For your real post-game reading, check out Axe's "Sorting Through The Rubble" post. Donnie's good stuff can be found here. For an idiot's stupid obersvations, continue reading:
- Plenty of seats available. Announced attendanced 24K. I'm saying under 20K again.
- I got to take in some pre-game festivities on the quad. Big thanks to my tailgating buddy Pete for the invite. The Billy Joel cover band sounded really like Billy Joel. And as our friend Sean at Nunes would ask.....where were the Kiss midgets?
- I'm watching the local news recaps of today's game as I type this....best soundbite....Curtis Brinkley on his benching, "I wasn't tired."
- Second best soundbite, Nick Santiago, "This sucks." Nick, welcome to the world of being a Syracuse football fan.
- Big win for the blue sub in the Subway Sub Race.
- This has to be the worst tackling team I've ever seen.
- People, a bye week is the perfect time to get your Help Wanted shirts.
- Speaking of the schedule, with four straight home games I'm REALLY looking forward to sitting on my couch next weekend and watching some good football.
- Saw the Phil Knight statue in person for the first time.
- The 4th and 1 call and Brinkley on the bench.....just read Axe's take above. Ditto me Axe.
- See you in November fellas.
Friday, September 26, 2008
After last week's "impressive" win over Northeastern, the Orange bring back some familiar themes that have been hallmarks of the Gross/Robinson Era:
1. The 12 noon Big East Game of the Week on ESPN Plus. If you miss this one, don't worry, I personally assure you of several more this year.
2. Halftime honorees. Nothing against Art Monk, who is a class act and is finally an NFL Hall-of-Famer...but enough with the god-forsaken ceremonies Daryl, try putting a winning football team on the field...no seriously.
3. Losing. Yes, its back and better than ever.
The Bataan Death March that was September Syracuse football comes to an end this Saturday at high noon. These early starts mean one thing: cracking beers at 8:00am in a parking lot. Now onto the game.
Dave Wannstedt vs. Greg Robinson. The Sporthump has taught me well....never underestimate the power of the 'stache. Yes I'm typing these words....Greg Robinson makes Dave Wannstedt look great.
It was a great game to watch, but it was even more fun writing that headline - which was the whole point of this post.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
And while we're here - a message on this t-shirt controversy. We know most of you don't care and shouldn't care - we apologize for wasting your time, however, we need to rant for a second. A few weeks ago three SU students started selling our Greg Robinson Farewell shirts. We believe they stole the concept from us, had cheaper versions printed up, and sold them to fans before SU home games. Our shirts went on sale on this site, through Zazzle, on August 19th. A month later, prior to the Penn State game on September 13th, they were selling them on the quad. The time frame couldn't be more clear.
It was complete and total bullshit, but whatever. The last thing we were looking for when we started this blog was to pick a fight with some college kids. Was it a cheap move on their part? Sure it was. Are we losing sleep over it - of course not. Their response to this blatant thievery - on this blog, on our Zazzle page and in the e-mail response they sent me after I contacted them, was focused two issues - 1) that they aren't doing anything illegal and 2) our shirts are overpriced.
The pricing argument appears to be their main objection, as they've repeatedly brought it up. Being the wise old men that we are, it's pretty clear this defense indicates that they saw the shirt, realized that it is possible to produce a similar, yet cheaper garment, and sell said shirt to make money. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
Anyway, we were done with it and even turned down two separate interview requests from the Daily Orange on the topic. We had moved on but then these little morons, or one of their surrogates, started leaving comments on our Zazzle site about the shirts being overpriced. We don't set the price, the company we go through does - we make a tiny margin on the shirts we sell. We created them because they are funny and its a way to express how we feel about what's going on with the football program. If want to buy one great - if you don't, but the shirt makes you laugh, that's just as good. If you think they are overpriced, don't buy one. If you don't like them at all, you've lost 9 seconds of your life.
So, here's a message to Josh Shaw, Shawn O'Donoghue and Mike Zahler , do us a favor and try your best to not rip this one off. We know it will be hard for you, but try and show a little restraint. Also, your professors might want to check and see how many of your term papers came straight from the internet. So let this post be a message to the world that the official Help Wanted shirts originated here, and if any of the guys below try and and sell you something similar, you can bet your ass he didn't think up the idea on his own.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
- Called out by the GameDay crew
- Squeaked out a "w" over a middle of the road 1-AA team
- The Good Doctor called his pals at ESPN and introduced us to the 800 lb. gorilla
- GRob thought we're not that bad
- Jim Brown expressed his displeasure....run and hide people
Welcome to the circus that currently is Syracuse Football:
"Wild Billy's Circus Story"
The runway lies ahead like a great false dawn
Fat lady, big mama, Missy Bimbo sits in her chair and yawns
And the man-beast lies in his cage sniffin' popcorn
As the midget licks his fingers and suffers Missy Bimbo's scorn
Circus town's been born
I know it was the 70's and all, but I'm pretty sure this ad is promoting drinking and driving:
And hell, I can't mention Colt 45 without a shout-out to the coolest man alive--- Billy Dee:
Screw it....a Redd Foxx mention and no love for one of the greatest sitcoms and theme songs of all-time??? Not on my watch.
The Idiot News Service is reporting exclusively that Green may not be able to take the field because he’s being treated for yet another concussion. Sources deep inside the Rams organization have learned that this morning after practice Green was hit in the head by one of Steven Jackson’s dread locks while in line at the salad bar at the Rams training facility.
According to an eye witness, Green was behind Jackson in line and was reaching in under the sneeze guard to get some bacos, when Jackson realized he’d forgotten to ladle the tasty fake meat parts over his generously apportioned salad. Jackson turned his head quickly to reach back for the delicious topping, causing a dread lock to swing around and hit Green in the temple. He immediately collapsed to the floor.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Upset because you couldn't make it to the Dome last weekend? Haven't been able to catch a game live this year? Not to worry, beacuse the experience of being there in person is now replicable. Kids don't try this at home.
Some other assorted junk from the internet:
Uhmmmm.....I've heard of better ideas than this.
The Daryl Gross Propaganda Machine reports that this weeks game against Pitt will be "Courage Day." We at T3I suggest "liquid courage" as the way to make it through the remaining games.
The Nats are coming! The Nats are coming! I'm not shedding any tears that the Chiefs didn't land the Mets (Yanks fan). After all, nothing says excitement like The Artist Formerlly Known as The Expos. Just one request--- let's get a Red Porch Pub at Alliance Bank Stadium. And I'm advocating for a name change: Syracuse Commander-in-Chiefs. I'd better copyright that before someone steals it and puts on a t-shirt for sale on the SU hill.
Weekend, get here.
Monday, September 22, 2008
The second comes to us courtesy of the Big Lead - which pulled it from Sports Illustrated's campus clicks - it gets fun at the 28 second mark, I'm not sure what's better, that Brent had to make a crack about a chick popping out of her top, or that Herbstreit couldn't stop laughing.
The third comes from the great site Hugging Harold Reynolds and it proves what I've been saying for YEARS - if you've been drinking heavily and have a musty crotch, you should always avoid a video cameras. There's a lot of shouting, stick with it until the end.
The Post Standard notes that despite the win, the SU football team still has flaws.
Humor columinst Jeff Kramer may have solved SU's coaching dilemma.
ESPN wasn't too kind to the good doctor - the video is below.
And speaking of not too kind, Scott Reid of the Orange County Register rips Gross a new a-hole.
Here's a running diary of college gameday......kind of odd, but amusing at the same time.
Don't slit your wrists just yet West Virginia fan, it's not this bad.
Here's the transcript from Greggo's presser yesterday.
Here's an article on the 3 jerk offs that stole our shirts - I especially like the part where they talk about how they stole the idea from us......wait a minute, I missed that.
In other Big East news, Rutgers sucks again, meanwhile the Panthers won a big game for the stache. Something tells me he's going to win just enough games to keep his job every year and torture the fan base.
In baseball news, the Mets keep doing what the Mets do best in September - choke.
Here's your A-Z college football run down.
And here's who sucked in the NFL yesterday.
The Ryder Cup is ours again and Nick Faldo is taking heat.
It looks like we can all ramp up that Lane Kiffin speculation.
Herm Edwards must have forgotten that you play to win the game.
And we'll close today with some advice for lawyers, it turns out you're not allowed to accept lap dances as part of your legal fees - you've been warned.
- If you watched that game, there's no way you can say with a straight face the Syracuse would win Northeastern's conference - a I-AA conference.
- That wasn't even close to being a decisive victory.
- Honestly, that might have been the most boring football game I've ever seen in my life.
- Give Mitch Browning credit for getting the offense back to "almost functional" but I'm not blown away. If Deleone had been the one calling those plays, he would have been crucified. It's time to be aggressive, there's nothing to lose.
- The defense is an embarrassment, but that's to be expected when Greg Robinson is the coordinator.
Greggo's Sunday press conference was a repeat of everything we've heard for the past 4 years - basically him acting delusional and offering up empty promises of future improvement when we know all too well things will only improve once he's gone. He claimed there was a pass rush when there wasn't one (they netted exactly zero sacks), he made a I-AA quarterback sound like John Elway, and claimed the D line is "going to be" a good group. This type of crap is just so exhausting, I can not wait until this guy is gone. Four years of Groundhog Day is too much.
Want an interesting comparison? Browning's assessment of the offense - not good enough. At least someone on staff isn't bullshitting us.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
And wasn't the score 30-21?
Can someone let these folks know that there is this great new invention called the digitial camera?
Plenty of legroom in the O-Zone.
5:00 before kickoff. There was NOT a late walk-up crowd.
I just got back from this week's trip to the proctologist. Some very early quick hits:
- Attendance was announced as thirty-four thousand (chuckle, chuckle), six hundred (hee hee) ninety-four (ha ha ha). 34,694? I know, I know....they announce paid attendance. There were less than 20,00 people in that building...sad times friends.
- Funniest thing heard all day, from a pre-game scalper, "Who needs one? Buy one ticket get four free." Times are tough for our scalper friends.
- The women's lacrosse team was honored at halftime. SU wised up and did not announce Daryl Gross with them.
- 1st half, 4th and 2 and you go for the FG?
- The Subway Sub Race may be the most exciting thing going this year in the Dome
- The 18,000 on hand were loud with their booing after Greg decided to run out the clock at the end of the 1st half. Nicely done.
- Funniest t-shirt I saw: "Greg Robinson is Responsible for my Drinking Problem." It won't be long until that's ripped off by the scumbags that do that sort of thing.
Settling in for some real football tonight....SEC style. I can't handle much more of this.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Make sure you check out my competitors sites at Steady Burn and Chicago Bull, as it was certainly a spirited competition.