Everyone who loves eggs, bacon and cheese raise your hand. Everyone who loves waffles raise your hand. Everyone who loves maple syrup raise your hand. If your hand is still not in the air at this point, ask yourself why you are a communist and why you hate America, then get the f*ck out of here. I kid, I kid, we appreciate all 7 of our readers, please don't go.
There is some huge waffle news to get to. In what has to be more than a simply coincidence, yesterday Dunkin Donuts announced the launch of the waffle breakfast sandwich, and later that night, Kristof Ongenaet comes out of obscurity to play an extremely effective 21 minutes in Syracuse's win over West Virginia.
Clearly these two things are related. It's obvious to our trained eyes that Dunkin Donuts was waiting until AFTER the Providence game to unveil this super food, which is now powering everyone's favorite Belgian import. We know this, because in that game Kristof was less than effective.
While we are on the topic - here's what I really liked about the West Virginia game:
- The depth. This team doesn't need to play 10 guys, but being able to get decent contributions from 8 makes a world of difference.
- The defensive intensity and rebounding were huge improvements over what we have seen.
- Paul Harris played like his afro was on fire. SU is a different team when he plays like that.
- The fact that they won handily with Rautins playing poorly and Arinze being limited.
Let me take of the Mr. Negative glasses I had on last week and see if my rose colored ones still fit......yup they do.....so if this team can continue to get healthier (Arinze and Andy) and continue to stay distraction free (devo) and our favorite waffle can be productive for 10 games - this is a sweet sixteen team. That's a lot of ifs, but a week ago I never would have believed Dunkin Donuts would create such a delicious looking sandwich - so anything can happen.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go stand behind some cops in line at the Dunks down the street and get some food.