Me, My Dad and Baseball

I wrote this awhile ago, on the eve of the SF Giants run of World Series championships--wins that would have thrilled my late father. With the possibility that the hated Dodgers could win this year's Series, I thought I'd reprint this. The NY Giants won the World Series in 1954, sweeping the Cleveland Indians. ┬áThe … Continue reading Me, My Dad and Baseball

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Syracuse U. & NCAA Sanctions: Tales From The Break Room

I could write incessantly about Syracuse University and its problems with an out-of-control athletic department and an academic system too afraid to complain about their excesses--but then we have syracuse.com and its blanket coverage for that. (I'm still holding out for a "Fab Melo--where is he now?" article!) I just want to say that I … Continue reading Syracuse U. & NCAA Sanctions: Tales From The Break Room

The Tail Is Wagging The Dog Up On Piety Hill: Syracuse University Basketball & NCAA Sanctions

One of my oldest friends and I regularly correspond about our Syracuse University basketball fanaticism. We both grew up during the emergence of the Cuse: starting as a small-time program with unheralded recruits and a middling record--to the national power-NCAA tourney-TV exposure juggernaut we root for today. Randy has moved out to Cali, but his … Continue reading The Tail Is Wagging The Dog Up On Piety Hill: Syracuse University Basketball & NCAA Sanctions

Crunch Time

I attended my first Syracuse Crunch game since their inaugural season in 1994. This being the Crunch's 20th anniversary, I figured why not give it another shot! (Discount tickets from my wife's employer didn't hurt either.) (photos by Scott Thomas of Views Infinitum) I really do not know why it took so long for me … Continue reading Crunch Time