We've cracked the Final 4 on the Top 10 Biggest Syracuse Football Wins of the HumpIdiot Era Countdown. Donovan McNabb's final home game, a complete blowout of the hated Miami Hurricanes checks in at the four-spot.
Champ, "I don't know where to begin with this one. Back in the day night games were a common occurrence on the hill, which meant one thing for the idiots....a full day of tailgating. A couple of 'Canes players were warming up right in front of us. Boss and Champ quickly got in to a jawing match with these guys and didn't let up until the Cuse layed 66 on them. I had chills when Coach P took Donovan out for his curtain call. But then again that might have been the full day of tailgating."
President Bill Taft, The Sporthump, "Don't get me wrong. I don't hate homeless people (Nothing to do with this grandees' victory, just wanted to make a blanket statement). Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race. And that is, being in the stands watching the Orange embarass South Beach while two clueless coeds fetch me Light Beers and serve me Dome Dogs. Go Orange!"
AJV, "Felt like payback for finishing second to them for what seemed like every year in the '90s."
Boss, "Definetely the greatest ass-kicking that SU ever laid down on a legitimate team. I have never heard the Dome louder than this, McNabb's final home game. Idiots were in on the postgame storming of the field."
Russianator, "McNabb receives a 5 minute standing ovation on Senior Day. I've never heard the Dome that loud for an introduction in my life. In fact it hasn't been that loud in 10 years. Don follows it up b y leading the Orange to 45 first half pointsin a route of epic proportions. He rand the option that day like he invented it, and the mighty Hurricanes, who had administered numerous beatdowns of the Orange over the years looked foolish. Making it even better, sitting next to me in the Dome that day was my step brother who went to Miami. What a glorious day."
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