It's been over a week since we've posted anything here and readers with strong deductive reasoning skills can probably figure out why -- in the previous post I ranted about my inability to put together a pack-n-play. Two days after that post went live, my son was born and that pack-n-play is now being used. I'm proud to report he is awesome and the pack-n-play hasn't fallen apart..........yet.
However, much like the college basketball season, the show must go on here at T3I. It certainly did for the number one ranked Syracuse Orange Wednesday night as SU went to Philadelphia and handily beat the Villanova Wildcats 79-66 in a game that wasn't as close as the final score.
It's a down-year for Villanova and frankly that's disappointing. As a fan I want Villanova to be good. Syracuse-Nova games always have a certain intensity that makes the games fun. The rivalry has been a very good one that's been developed over the years and when you play a rival in an atmosphere that was as lame as the one at the Wells Fargo Center tonight, it takes out some of the fun. I guess that's how fans of other programs felt when they played SU in football during the Greg Robinson era.
The game had the feel of an DePaul or South Florida game. You knew Syracuse was going to pull away, it was only a matter of when. The Orange used a patented run to do it in the first half, and while the Wildcats did make a small run in the second half and nearly got the game to single digits, it was clear they didn't have the offensive firepower to seriously challenge SU.
For Nova fans the highlight was the shot of former guard Mike Nardi in the crowd. Nards apparently is trying to look just like Eminen and he appeared to be accompanied to the game by two strippers. Former star or not, two strippers is just ambitious.....and a little risky because later in the night it will double your risk of getting your wallet stolen.
For Syracuse, Dion Waiters put together another spectacular performance on the floor in front his hometown fans. Since I haven't slept more than a couple of hours a night in a week, I'm too tired to go over to twitter and see if he followed it up with another epic retweeting binge, but smart money says yes.
We were also treated to another great Jim Burr performance. Burr appears to be transitioning into an old lesbian before our eyes.
However, in what is a complete rarity for a blow out, the most spectacular play of the game came at the final buzzer with Fab Melo giving us a 360 dunk that Terrance Stansbury would have been proud of.....check it out.
Posting will be a little sporadic around here, but it's good to be back. Thanks for reading and checking out this space, we really appreciate it.