Sunday, March 27, 2011

Big Orange Bloggers News And Notes


- Syracuse men's basketball season is over and so is my desire to follow along with the rest of the tournament. Congrats to the players on a good season even though many of us had them cutting down the nets in Houston. The Orangewomen however are in the NIT tournament and have advanced to the quarterfinals to play at Toledo today at 2pm. Please support this team and check out Orange All Access at www.SUathletics.com to listen to the game. If you are still into the tournament and curious about the odds and trends for the games, check out College Basketball Odds .


- Great job by Dan Lyons with his posts on Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician lately with his spring football updates. He also broke some of the best news of all in the pursuit to finally restore the 44 to the Syracuse football field as more than a banner and a sideline marker. Check out Dan's post here http://www.nunesmagician.com/2011/3/25/2071081/syracuse-spring-football-day-4-season-ticket-holder-event-edition as I promise you if you have not read it yet, you will enjoy it. Dan is a current student and member of Otto's Army and a great addition to the TNIAAM team as he bleeds Orange just as much as anyone else I know and does great work breaking down the practices by position. I am glad to see so many fans on Twitter also agree that the 44 tradition should be restored one day soon and have no issue with Coach Marrone wanting to make sure it is the right person to reissue it. Maybe OrangeChuck will return to Twitter sooner than I thought.


- How about that SU men's lacrosse team? 7-0 to start out the season which includes victories over Virginia, Johns Hopkins and the team that beat them in the tournament last year, Army. Some of the games have been a little too close at times but sometimes close games make teams better as well. This team is loaded with talent like #22 Morasco and Desko as well as senior goalkeeper Galloway.


- Not sure how many of you enjoy free contests but if you enjoy entering them, check out this link for a variety of sports related items http://www.luckycontests.com/category/contests-sweepstakes/sports-events. I go to the site almost daily and enjoy some of the stuff they offer. Check out the main page if you are into more than just sporting contests as well.


- Some of you may know that I spent a weekend in Syracuse recently. Unfortunately it was the same weekend most people started their spring break activities so most things on Marshall Street were closed but it was fun exploring the names of places I hear referenced often. My family moved away from the area the summer before my senior year in high school so I never got to enjoy many of the off campus hangouts.


- During this visit, I did partake in my Tully's routine. Actually my family planned a family get together there just for me at the North Syracuse location. Sadly I did not learn that not only does Tully's have a Facebook page now (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tullys-Good-Times/342243388777?v=wall) but also that one of the new Tops Friendly Market locations on Nottingham Road has turned it into a Syracuse themed store. I guess we now have a new routine to add for my trips back home to #Syracuse.


- My last note is this, I will start caring about the NFL again when they start getting serious about solving this contract dispute. Until then, I do not care what or who said what and I am willing to enjoy college football if they can't but constant bickering does nothing to help promote the game, only makes both sides look worse.

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